As someone of African American, Native American, and Mexican descent, I can honestly say that none of the many, MANY politically incorrect, racist, insensitive, offensive, ______ fill in the blank, "words" that many use bother me. #1 reason - my parents taught me that I am somebody and while folks may say and do things with the intent to hurt and shame, they cannot do that to me if I don't allow it.
Do I like that the Florida Seminoles do a "war chant" to hype up the crowd?
Do I like that the Washington "Redskins" are called such?
Do I like that the rap culture finds nothing wrong with using the "N" word as a noun, verb, and adjective?
Do I like that certain assumptions are made about how Mexican people came to this country?
I could go on but my answer to all would be a resounding HELL NO! I used to chalk it up to ignorance, but that's just as judgmental as as they are being. But I can't change people. I can only control how I let their thoughts, views, and opinions affect ME.
I saw that thread and I responded to the BW who was obviously in pain. To be honest, I thought nothing of the title until it was pointed out by others. I'm still not affected by it because as I said earlier, I learned from an early age that I am ultimately unique regardless of what others may say or think.