09:05:47 AM Jun 16th 2013
The first of the "reasons" does not make sense to begin with. So you're saying if someone says they have gay friends, that is a homophobic remark? Bullshit. As for the second and third, I think the problem is that "racism" can mean more than one thing. It can refer to an outright hatred of a group of people, a belief that other groups are inferior, or simply a belief in stereotypes. Most objections to the phrase assume the third, whereas I think most examples of the trope (and most defending the phrase) refer to the first or second.