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    Hi,

    Could anyone tell me what the phrase 'rawest nerves' in the following sentence:

    Race is the aptly characterized as one of modern society's 'rawest nerves'.


    Thanks a lot.

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    It probably means that the topic of "race" is a controversial one.
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    Anything described as a 'raw nerve' is a sensitive issue :)

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