Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
The recipient has several options: seek redress in court or through other lawful means, or simply step away.
In normal societies where the decisions of an individual may be influenced by religion, race, and ethnic affiliation, the recipient usually observes the above. When ones nuptial proposal is rejected on account of ones affiliations, one nurses ones broken heart and looks elsewhere for a spouse.
In normal societies, a dispute is settled between the contestants in a number of ways including those mentioned previously.
If someone destroys ones property in ones presence, one has the added option of preventing such destruction. One rolls up ones shirt-sleeves, removes ones shoes and any other attire that could pose a hindrance and knocks some senses into the arsonist.
In some societies, one can dish out prejudice, but one must not receive it. If one is shunned for ones appearance, someone, rather many persons must die. Murder is the norm.
If a girl is beaten up by her family for befriending a boy belonging to a certain community, the boy jumps in to defend his darling and gets thrashed in the process. Does he let the matter end there? Not so long as murder is the norm. He returns to his community, calls on his people and before you know it a crisis ensues and people are dead on both sides. The same level of carnage occurs regardless of the insignificant origin of the crisis.
In some societies, a dispute must be escalated to the community level. If someone offends one, one makes sure the offender is reminded he is an outsider.