I made the most racist statement in my life in 1969 in front of a black person I really liked. I repeated something I had heard all through growing up. That is when I realized that racism is built into the language! I’ve watched for it ever since.
As for subtle things, I am still surprised occasionally at some terms that can be considered racist. Maybe that is due to the white bubble, but probably more that I take everything literally.
A very clear article. Thanks.