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  1. Merritt probably doesn’t like skinhead hardcore punk either. Wouldn’t that make him an anti-racist racist?

  2. No, it doesn’t (make you classist), and those accusations were misguided, but you might be interested in checking out these links, if you haven’t already, for some of the subtext (on the questions of how our tastes might be formed, etc):

    http://www.zoilus.com/documents/in_depth/2006/000751.php

    http://www.zoilus.com/documents//2006/000758.php

    and the first half of this one:
    http://www.zoilus.com/documents//2006/000759.php

    both of which have lots of other linkage-ahoy…

    but, also, Frere-Jones’ three recent posts in response to the whole thing are worth looking at as well:

    http://www.sashafrerejones.com/2006/05/hello_readers_of_slate.html

    http://www.sashafrerejones.com/2006/05/full_disclosure.html

    http://www.sashafrerejones.com/2006/05/idee_trix.html

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