Huh, I did not know that. Evidently. xD
I'm from Germany, so any terms related to that word or the German words for "crazy/lunatic" etc. are closely linked to the Holocaust and all the people who were killed during that time. I often struggle with acknowledging some words as slurs myself (even if I've lived with a mental illness for a good chunk of my life now and "should" feel offended by some terms ), but that doesn't really release them from their link to mass murder. It's a complicated issue, but I appreciate you telling me that it seems to be approached somewhat differently in Spain. ^^
Yep, it's a diverse community, after all. Perhaps Sinti and Roma living closer to Germany – especially the younger ones, as I pointed out earlier – are more prone to reject the term than people elsewhere? But to know that would require a lot of research, of course.
Systemic oppression can't be fixed by the people who are confined by it, what are you talking about? You seem to come from a whole 'nother perspective altogether, so I don't think we'll be able to see eye to eye here.
Series can use antisemitic imagery without overtly stating that they're antisemitic. People can use slurs and can oppress without it being a conscious act. That doesn't change the fact that these things are very real and very much not searched for to "be offended". These are racist stereotypes that ultimately result in dead people.
Texans aren't oppressed people... What kind of comparison is that?
Folks, you have to be aware that stereotypes can be cultural – OR racist. Racist stereotypes come from and result in passive and active genocide. They are thought up by an oppressing group, not rooted in actual cultural behaviors of the people who are discriminated against, and they are thought up with the explicit goal of discrimination, oppression, and – ultimately, death of the undesired group. There are decades of studies on this, beginning after WWII at the latest. And we're seeing these patterns all over the western world again right now.
Yes, there are people who get "offended" on behalf of others. More often than not, these are white people who want to earn ally points by the community in question, who want to feel as if they're doing some good, who live their white savior complex.
But it's not the same when people from the community in question aren't even in agreement on certain issues; and it's certainly not the same when said community has been killed and is still killed – by systemic oppression – and stereotyped along with it. These aren't just funny little images that we associate with any given group. They lead to violence sooner or later.
And as this is a given – and proven – I don't think I will discuss this point here any further. @akitsukino is obviously keen on doing research and being respectful, something all of us can strive to be. So I'll leave it at that now or I'll just get riled up at these weird comparisons between white Texans and a people that's actively disenfranchised and killed until today.
(That means I'm muting this topic now; you don't need to bother replying to me lol)