At this point we might as well tag them- but I'd rather keep a word like that out of my vocabulary; I have a lot of friends of color and that word has quite the warranted connotation.
It can be useful in the short-term because it attracts attention, and you ultimately achieve nothing if you do not attract attention. But in the longer term it adds to the heat of a topic which in turn loses attention from the most honestly-motivated and persuadable participants.
Sure doesn't help. It's a matter of good judgment I suppose. Do you remember how Sublevel was before the actual burst since it returned? I don't recall any discussion about racism, gender, bigotry, etc. Was super nice. Now you see those people coming and immediately shouting racism! What? Not the best way to start a conversation. Best way to drag down the platform... Going back to work full time soon anyway, so less time to spend here. I'll see how it goes from the side...
Who determines what words or gestures are provocative?
we should not be scared of a word, but we should also be considerate of other people.