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Intelligent. In recent years, conservatives have been able to demonize intelligence by equating it with “elitism”, thus turning what any sane person would regard as a positive trait into a negative one. Whenever conservatives insist that John Kerry is an elitist while George W. Bush is not, they are, in this sense, perfectly correct.

It has also been used as a code word for "uppity black guy", for example when Obama proved himself to be a normal person rather than a collection of anti-black stereotypes, republicans took this to mean he's "elitist". The logic is that when a black person like Obama is "acting white", he's being pretentious, trying to claim a higher place in society than his skin color allows him.

See also elitism.

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This page was last modified 01:52, 17 December 2013 by dKosopedia user PatriotismOverProfits. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) DRolfe. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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