Steve, I reject several of your premises.

My last paragraph was intended to emphasize that agreeing on terms matters in that a civilized public discussion of race is impossible without such agreement, including what constitutes racism — and current scholarship supports the conceptionI used. Here is the most on-point reference I have. You can find many others if you choose to look.

If my writing in that paragraph was unclear, my apologies.

I hope this helps.

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