I have an early childhood memory. I was in a kindergarten in Russia. I was outside with many kids and the nurse. One of the kids said excitedly, eager to denounce another: “Johnny said ‘жопа’ (‘ass’)!” To which the nurse replied, “Don’t repeat bad words.”
Every day the news feed now has articles to the effect of “Johnny said ‘nigger.'” That’s considered journalism.
Like little kids.