Or maybe people being so sensitive about racism is stupid.
Want to stop racism? Don't get offended by it.
You don't see me crying when someone calls me a cracker.
The only reason it exists is because people want something to complain and whine about.
Eg, your a good guy, and I enjoy seeing your posts, but racism is not here because people want something to complain about. Unfortunately, it is due to ignorant ideals and perceptions that one race is far superior to another, or all others. Now, being here in the south, I am subjected to interfacing with people with that attitude. I know it is everywhere, but I am using down here as an example.
Ignoring it doesn't get rid of it, if Martin Luther King Jr. had not gotten offended by racism, if JFK had not gotten offended by racism where would America be today. I am not intending this to be mean or condescending, but Balducci had hit the nail on the head.
I grew up with family members with that type of attitude, heck some of them still have it, and it is absolutely appauling. I speak up every chance I get, not because I want something to complain about, but because I am sick of having something to complain about. You try and use the "N" word freely and openly in public, and I guarantee you not everyone will ignore it. The problem with degrading names as those is that they are intended to make the person feel belittled.
I as a caucasion, would appreciate people leaving out any kind of racial slur, at least out of respect for our members of their perspective race. That would make everyone feel more welcome.