Yes it is. If I said it, or anyone else in public service (including the newly uber PC military, and in front of a 'values and standards' trained Orifice), we would be suspended pending a review and then no doubt sacked.
Then again, if some 'vulnerable' scrote said it, no doubt he would qualify for a holiday in New Zealand or somewhere suitably expensive enough so as to 'help him' and then get a nice lenient sentence after his next offence.
I live in Thailand.
Thai's are very polite.
I am assured by friends, long term in Thailand that the Thais have an insulting word for every foreign race they encounter.
and if John had just had a chinky it would not be racist.
'I'm off down the Chinky's for a take-away. Do yer want anything? <DEFFO NOT RACIST!>
'I'm off down to that yellow halfbreeds food poisoning and dog butchering outlet to call him a slitty eyed yellow commie bastard sub human and reccomend he fuck off back to Chinky Chong land or where ever he came from. Then I'm going to have a row with the immigrant bloke about my order, and then after leaving with my order, kick over the delivery driver's bike outside' <PROBABLY RACIST!>
I can remembere growing up in my wee mining village on the south west coast of Scotland where every day we went to school with the immigrants from varied countries! Back then you would be calling the people who owned the local shops:
Paki's, chinkys tallys etc etc!
and they never blinked an eye, it was what they were known as they called us Jocks!! Scotty, (Is that racist)???? I spent many a day and evening at school or playing with these people had the boys from the tallys in my class and never a feckin problem to many feckin do gooders around now.