- Yes. For example, to say someone is articulate might be because you just think they are articulate. It has nothing to do with their race.
- There is a way we are polite with people we are not close too. Family and close friends do not get this form of politeness. If my wife has bad breath I tell her. I won’t say this to my boss. If you are being polite in this way, maybe you are not that close to someone.
- Not you. People in general. Watch politically incorrect stand-up comics, to see what I mean. They can take a topic people at each other’s throats about and have both sides laughing about it. Very effective at changing behavior.