Well it's good that you're offended, but for all the wrong reasons.
If I said "Those dirty Japs", it'd be a racial slur.
If I said "Those Japs sure know how to make xxx product" or so, while the general rule of society is to label me a racist, of some sort, if it's not intended in a harmful way, I don't see why offense should be taken.
On top of the N-Word, black people use it all the time, and I never did anything really racist at school, but all the African Americans(Ohh look, I'm politically correct
o)used to look at me or try to point be as a racist, just because I'm white. I live up north, so I hadn't seen many African Americans until I went to High School, infact, in my old school, there was only 3 out of the 700, and they were Half-white, so it never really bothered me. High School comes around, 2700 students in this cool, and about 500 are African American, or so my school census thing says. I don't really do anything out of the norm, but they all give me these looks and shout "What're you looking at!"
Now, I know it's not the same for everyone, but my cases have only hardened my thought of the Stereotype, where they try to fight with me, because I'm white, and so I turn them down and then they all start smack talk. I had some African American friends, but it was a contrasting difference to the others I had met.
I've veered off the track, sorry. What I'm saying is, I'm pissed that African Americans can call us every name in the book, and not be racist, but just because I'm White, I'm a racist, and it's my fault for all of their problems. I'm also sick of them blaming us, our ancestors did it, but that's NOT what I'm most pissed off about, it's the fact they act like it HAPPENED TO THEM. All the African Americans at school complained about Racism and unfairness on their people and how horrible we are. Was it horrible what our ancestors did? I won't disagree, it was a horrible thing, but that was 200 years ago and the minor stuff in between didn't happen to them either. It'd be a different story if I met a 70 yer old African American, I'd understand his hate, but I can't understand a 15 year old African Americans hate towards me, not to mention I'm Irish and my family tree only starts in America after Slavery was abolished) On top of it all, America isn't even the only country to have had African American slaves, but we're the only ones who seemed to get bashed for it?
Forgive my long rant, but I really hate it when someone comes on about a racial slur. Listen, I'm an American, and when someone calls me a Dirty pigheaded American or something else like that, I don't really give a damn, because I KNOW my Country sucks, not to mention, it's just words. The N word is said by almost every African American artist or actor today, but if a white guy says it, oh CRAP! He's a RACIST!
Funny how it is, the only people who are racist are the Whites, everyone else is fine, but I guess every world problem is blamed on us today. African Americans can insult us all they want because of what happened to their ancestors by OUR Ancestors. At least in the recent years, it's become better. Alot of them are starting to admit it's not fair to take credit for something that didn't happen to them. I have many African American friends, but while you may say I'm racist, I only make friends with the ones who don't blame every problem they have on something that happened so long ago. To me, they've gotten past it and show they are a better person for it.
It's like the Indians, we gave them a raw deal and I REALLY feel bad about that, but you know? Hey? I didn't have any part in it, nor did my Ancestors.
I guess what it all comes down to though is, people will say "Well Whites had it coming to them" right...
That's like saying the son of a Rapist should be killed because his father was a rapist.