So I thought we’d start with this one. In the middle of a football game between some scousers and wops, the reformed racist @Sidney posted the following in 2013: “The utter poxiness of these wop cunts”.
Is that racist or not? I had an interesting conversation with the pretend wop @Cicero_Dandi today on this very topic. He argued that anything meant in a derogatory manner regarding someone’s ancestry was racist (I think that’s what he said, hard to know sometimes). The example used was JT’s outburst against AF, which was as Dandi remembered “black bastard”. I argued that calling AF black was not racist, but adding the qualifier bastard to black was what made it racist. In other words a descriptor for a race/ethnic group cannot be racist by itself, unless accompanied by a derogatory reference.
In that context, wop may not be racist, but wop cunt most certainly is.
What does the forum think?