I cannot stand by and listen to comments like "Pakis" anymore. My good friend who sits opposite me in this office made a comment yesterday and she was quickly taken to task by me. I don't think it will stop her using derogatory expressions full stop, but I don't think she will say things like that in front of me.
I am not a "goody two shoes" without a prejudiced bone in her body - I have terrible problems coming to terms with some of the aspects of other cultures and then find it hard to be tolerant, but knowledge, I think is the answer - find out more about the culture.....to be honest even that doesn't work sometimes
I'm rambling - sorry