Race

When Is It OK To Call Someone Racist?

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Several public figures have used the term "racist" when characterizing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Whatever your view on Judge Sotomayor, labeling someone a racist changes the conversation.

Tell us: Have you called someone a racist? Or has someone called you racist?

Guests:

Rick Moran, blogger and editor at American Thinker, Pajamas Media and Rightwing Nuthouse

Dawn Turner Trice, Exploring Race columnist for the Chicago Tribune

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