Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:49 PM
In this caller's defense, to me it sounds like a situation where he knows it's racist, but maybe for some reason has people trying to tell him it's not.
Also, I've found a certain amount of people who use the term "Jap" as an abbreviation for "Japanese" with no knowledge of the racist connotations. Apparently they just happened to use it in writing, unaware of the racist connotations. Which is fine, but a lot of time they'll get all defensive and be like "Why should I stop using it?" when you tell them how racist the term is. I mean, if you used the word not knowing it's racist, that's no big deal. As long as you stop using it as soon as you find out. But I definitely don't get when people use a racist/homophobic/whatever term not knowing what it means, then refuse to stop using it when they find out.