So have you used a racial slur within the last TEN YEARS?
HECK YEAH! I have! 10 years ago, I was 19 and nowhere near the same mindset I am at now. Have I used a racial slur within the last year? NO
Lately I've been thinking about the O.J. Simpson case. What the heck was Mark Fuhrman thinking when he lied during his cross examination when asked by defense attorney F. Lee Bailey whether he had used the N word, he said he hadn't used the word in ten years.
Why, oh why, would someone lie about this? I think it's one of those things that we shouldn't do but worst yet is to lie about not doing it.