slurs are not just words that make people feel bad, or words that are dismissive or put others down. slurs are words that are a THREAT OF VIOLENCE IN AND OF THEMSELVES. this is a pretty simple concept to grasp but it astounds me how often i see liberals failing to understand it
Yes this. Slurs are a reminder than your lack of humanity has been codified into society to the point that it is part of the common language that you are not human. Add to that the way that each slur carries the weight of all the violence ever done by someone speaking that word to its target, all the violence excused by using that word to make the target less human. How is that not anything but threatening?