I think theres too much discussion happening to try and mask the obvious.
I saw it perfectly the other day.
Conan O'brien goes on his tour after the Leno debacle, and winds up in Shithead, Montana. Theres three kids outside, and nobody else.
These kids drove from five hundred miles to see him, and one has no driver's license - it's an Indian casino.
The dumb asshole one says "I'm afraid they're gonna Jew me over, and we came all this way"
Conan says that ain't cool. He makes the kid feel about (this big). But I'll see what I can do... Here's Morty, he can help. But don't say the Jew thing, he's a Jew.
The very next scene, they're in a dressing room, and he calls his assistant a Syrian witch. (or something like that)
This is how "racism" works.
PEOPLE KNOW WHEN YOU'RE BEING A DICK ABOUT IT.
Nobody denies the existence of the words. And they can be used with relevance. I am guilty as hell of calling things nig,ger when they piss me off. I've said this about three thousand times, I feel like I'm churning butter.
If you can't say shit with your brain set right, you should go look for another place to hang.
I will overlook all kinds of shit, I don't hold people to a very high bar. Theres no reason to. Because I can fuckin vibe it. I don't need to consult the rulebook. I don't give a fuck what the rules ARE.
Go back to your debate.