One tactic that bigots use is trying to make you feel dirty and associating you with dirt. My ex-neighbor (and secretly house owner) would say "s..t" every time I passed. Beyond his fences & guard dogs and the local police not being on my side, I don't know how I halfway ignored him. Always baiting me to turn it into a "racial issue" he could use against me. But I called him every name in the book before I left. And left a full urinal in the bath tub.
Even the term "minority" is demeaning. I will not use it again.