you honestly can't understand why an oppressed minority reacts negatively to a slur that's been used to dehumanize them since their ancestors were literally slaves?
what is it like to be so detached from reality?
Of course I can understand that line of rationale, i'm not a moron. What I don't understand however, is why anyone would let a toxic individual have such control over their emotions and context of reality. This topic is a losing battle because it is filled with hypocrisy and underlined with hate. I don't know how else I can simplify my point any further. Whether or not someone gets upset over what someone else says, is on them in the end. You and only you, have the power to control your experience. If you put your experience in the hands of someone else, you are disempowering yourself, while also placing yourself in the victim category. Living with a victim state of mind will only ever perpetually result in itself. As weird as it sounds though, and for whatever reason it is, there are those out there who actually find enjoyment in drama, negative interaction, and a glass-half-empty framework behind their experience on this planet. These types are the underlining problem to the entire shebang. Even if they refrain from using racial slurs, they're still no better than those who do use them. Being that we decided earlier that hate in all its forms will always exist, the only option at this point is to ignore it and not give its messengers the satisfaction of knowing they were able to get to you, which afterall was the point behind their choice of words in the first place. When that happens, they win every time.