Originally Posted by El Argentino
Which isn't considered really a "racial slur" in Spanish in the first place
It's like calling someone blonde in English. Description, not insult.
THIS. It was startling to visit my then-gf's family in Medellin, Colombia, and have the host loudly greet two black people who came in with "Here are the Negritos!".
Originally Posted by Quatsch
You know, race relations in Europe are an interesting thing. From what I've seen and heard they seem to be getting worse as time goes on and it'll be interesting (in a terrible sort of way) to see where it goes. And for whatever reason, football often brings it out - maybe it has less to do with football though and more to do with crowds of people gathered together (likely drinking.)
It was easy for Europe to not be racist when they were essentially all-white. What we're seeing now is an adjustment period, things will settle down, but it may take a generation.