That's exactly the point One just tries to cover one's back with that kind of expressions. Kinda "I'm not taking responsibility in you being offended". Not that it actually works, but one tends to insert that kind of phrases almost automatically. Just manners.
***hmmm, Hira, can you think of a time that when somoene says 'no offense', somebody didn't get offended?
That's the apotheosis of your stereotypicalness. I mean you're stereotypical in the sense that you expressed the typical leftist position on multiculturalism and eurocentrism as if it was written in a textbook. No second-thoughts, no nuances, no personal experiences, not a single 'doubt' whatsoever; it looked more like a generalization of the leftist position made by a rightist critic than a real leftist thinking.
Thank you. Nice of you to say so.
And that "nice of you to say so" is also a typical example of leftist selfrighteousness and intellectual pride.
You should become a professor.
But anyway, this could become a full-fledged (and yet again typical) left-right political discussion, so I think it'll be better to leave it that way. The topic in discussion here is another.