If someone says (in other words) that "a lot of people think of your type as scum" would it constitute Unacceptable Behavior (subtle put down) as per help center page "code of conduct" ?
This answer here has made me feel uncomfortable (because of the "scum" word).
Here it is in its context:
"Because "the people" is not an entity with a single unified opinion. Some people (and there are enough of them to form a significant voting bloc, and a part of any jury) tend to see the segment of the population that most often experiences the result of police misconduct as, to put it bluntly, scum who are just getting what they deserve.
This is really what the "Black Lives Matter" movement is all about. Though IMHO they're wrong about it being primarily racial: a poor young white man is likely to experience much the same sort of abuse from cops."
In an exchange of comments (deleted by now) I asked to please refrain from reposting hate speech. They said it wasn't hate speech and they don't need to be politically correct. Also they hoped no one would accept my suggestion for political correctness 😕
I flagged the answer but the flag was denied.
Am I over reacting? Did I take the attitude of his/her answer the wrong way?