(No funny here, skip if you want)
People need to stop getting so worked up about the word ******. Sure it may reveal (but not strenghten) racism, but there are other words that are so much under appreciated.
Have you ever thought about what the word nerd means?
It's used against intelligent, talented people (mainly children), or just people who like something strange.
Calling someone a nerd gives them this message:
you need to be ashamed of being intelligent or motivated,
it's better to be normal and boring if you want to fit in.
You better keep your talents to yourself and never try to develop them.
Evryone will hate you if you want to work hard and achieve great things
I cannot think of anything more subtly evil than this:
teaching children to be normal.
How does that even compare to calling you a ******