"You know who talks about race?! RACISTS."
August 30, 2014 8:31 PM Subscribe
What's it called when someone accuses someone of pointing out an injustice as perpetrating that injustice by describing it? Is there a name for this rhetorical device? An example would be in Jon Stewart's recent segment about Ferguson where a news anchor was quoted as saying "You know who talks about race?! RACISTS."
posted by wrabbit to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've also encountered this before in anti-feminist rhetoric. I can't think of where, but I've come across people arguing things like "saying that women are culturally conditioned to be passive to men is saying that women are passive to men and that's sexist."