Re: Is calling someone a Paki racist?
Why would you "encourage...prolonged violent retribution" for someone using a term a lot of Pakistani's don't find offensive/racist and themselves use to refer to their heritage?
The missing words there are critical "the expectation of prosecution", We as a nation decided that racist bullshit was bullshit. Prior to this, an entire social-economic grouping (note, not a racial grouping)
decided that you will not speak to us, our friends and loved ones, in that way without loosing teeth.
It's a proud tradition, with notable examples being https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cable_Street
Here it is in liverpool https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/live-heavy-police-presence-city-15367522 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/edl-laughed-out-liverpool-benny-10553994
In the argot of the young'uns "talk shit, get slapped"
Don't you think it's a somewhat racist of yourself to assume they're unable to speak for themselves and fight their own battles?