If I am Japanese and want to use the the Jap as my nickname... is there anything wrong with it?.. Same goes for all the other 'racial' terms.
To me... it makes no differnce... as long as they are not saying the term Jap racially against me I do not care. If people call me stupid in a joking matter.. I do not care, if they say I am stupid as an insult.. I will take it as an insult. I was more offended that someone would not let me call myself Jap even when I am Japanese.
The reason that I ask is because I am on this one message board that the administrator asked to me to 'fix' my name or face being kicked off the group. I have used this name for over 3 years and this is the first time I have ever been told this. I use the name EvilJap on at least 20 Mailing Lists and Forums, heck I even have a website www.eviljap.com.