Re: If someone calls you a racial slur, is it acceptable to throw one back?
I can totally understand the black argument that "we can use the word nigger, you can't though".
When americans make fun of the Irish (like in the simpsons or whatever) we think its really funny and even makes us proud, but if the English do it our backs get up immediately. I think its because like the whites with the blacks, for years we were subordinates to them so we feel they no longer have the right to use it.
I agree with Gus though, there's racism or more accurately bigotry everywhere, just some is deemed worse than others.
"Try to keep clear of that hate and spite
So I keep my mind still like the still of night"