Being black I've grown up hearing all kinds of slurs. I realized it'* more fun (for me) to help the person out with newer ones and ask if that'* the best they can do or tell them to be creative and stop using the same old slurs.
That always takes the thunder out of them since I'm not angry and ready to fight as they thought I would be.
I've never really understood why people get so bent out of shape about some words. In my short life of 31 years, I've called N so much it doesn't even phase me when I hear it.
Granted it'* not a word I care to hear because of all the drama it (and other words) stirs up.
I've been listening to a lot of discussion about the call and here is my 2 cents.....
Everyone has jokes/comments for one audience and won't say them for a differ audience.
Everyone has various levels of tolerance, and gets offended at different things/times.
A lot of people feel the world should respect them, but they won't give others the same respect.
I feel people need to be like diseases, diseases don't care about a person'* color, money, intelligence, age, religion, or political view.
My time in the military showed me a lot about people. When the stuff is about to hit the fan no one has differences, they just want to get through and make it to see another day and their loved ones.
It'* a damn shame people can only be people when tragedy is somehow involved.