*Breathes in. Breathes out* Apologies in advance for the language but it needs to be said.
Listen, let's have an honest conversation about racial slurs and policing the feelings of those who are affected by said slur and caping for those who do use said slur. And we are going to make and short and sweet.
It's fucked up.
See, short, sweet, and to the point.
How dare you, person that is not in that group who is offended by said slur, try to tell me, the person that is offended to do either of the following:
- Get over it. (No, I won't.)
- Forgive them for it was a "mistake" and "in the heat of the moment". (If they said it in the heat of the moment, then they say it in casual conversation.)
No, that's not how this works at all. For the love of all things that are good and holy, do not try to explain to me language history of the slur and how it "accepted" by the gaming/cosplay/geek community (or any community). I can tell you one thing for sure: it's not acceptable any longer. People are tired of being disrespected just to make you feel comfortable. People are tired of explaining and tired of defending the wrongness of the word(s).
We are tired.
We had enough.
We will call you out on your shit.
Oh and by the way, this applies to blackface/yellowface/insert race here face.