It is best explicable as an index of old-fashioned attitudes and its correlation with racism simply shows that it is now old-fashioned to avow openly racist attitudes.
The former cannot openly avow its goals and is a strategy well suited to subjects who have no political rights.
Are men now prepared openly to avow their bisexuality?
I don't think it's impermissible for the judge to openly avow that that Constitution is morally praiseworthy, that the United States is morally praiseworthy.
It may be that mother was growing more unhappy but I do not believe that she avowed her unhappiness and asserted a trial separation when coming to England.
They can also see that the candidates have avowed not to disturb the corporate status quo.
The open letter signed yesterday by both men avows that all the tests ‘could and can’ (but not will) be met.
‘But please do not look for any logic in the movie because you will find none’, he avows .
Despite repeated avowals that he would remain above the push and pull of politics, and that he would keep Islam separate from the state, he has repeatedly shown his willingness to involve himself in political debates.
Nor is he is a Christ figure, despite the eager (by mystics) or outraged (by Marxists) avowals to that effect during the Soviet era.