Words that have power:
Nigger as a racial discrimination slur, chink, tojo, gook so on.
And as far as focusing on the n-word, it depends on how the tone was when you saying it. The slur, could be friendly.
But anyway, it has been to the nowadays state where you can’t say it anyway unless you are a black.
In China, there are also slurs like this to discriminate different kinds.
In Guangdong, there’s an amount of locals despise those come from outside of the province. Lānlóu, lan佬, is the racial slur for the working force people coming from outside and seeking a better life here.
And other slurs for Muslims, Manchurians and other minorities. And sometimes discriminate not from race, but from birth place. Outsiders of a town would get demeaned by the locals, it’s extremely common and serious in Guangdong, Shanghai and inland regions. Hence the reason why Shanghai is condemned as the most unwelcoming city to outsiders/Chinese in China.
It’s the same how people are going to feel when you slam the racial slurs on them. In US, in China, all the same. Nobody would like someone demeaning them as a lower human being.
The racial slurs are heavy and burdens. Aggressive person would retaliate at once you said it, but this leads to another situation where conservative person would think of themselves as what the slurs portrayed, subconsciously.
This creates unsettling in society. The rage, the riot, and the simply put gap/discrimination between the demeaned group and the demeaning one.
From French Enlightenment Era, we know that everyone born equal, but as the matter of fact, it is not how it’s been executed in real life.
Discrimination is everywhere, from sexist, to racist, to arrogance of local. It’s so hard for someone to love one, yet so easy for them to hate one.
Hatred doesn’t require effort, but love demands your attention and efforts.
For so long in human history, we teach our offsprings to be better humans, yet we fail and still on the road of failing more to raise good human beings.
This is going to relate to education, but let’s stop it from here.
In all, to make peace, stay calm and being judgmental instead of pure hatred. And respect of course, to think in others shoes.