I’m not racist but…
Actually I better start that sentence again, since those words are usually a prelude to a racist statement.
Right, take two. I am against racial discrimination and vilification because I’m against all forms of bullying and abuse. Last week on a Hobart bus, a man made news for reportedly unleashing a tirade of racial abuse at a woman of Indian heritage, when she interceded on the behalf of a teenage girl he was behaving in a creepy and predatory fashion towards.
As I made very clear elsewhere, I am both saddened and embarrassed that I have enough ignorant and hateful countrymen (and women- I’m equal opportunity in my disgust) that members of other minorities have had to endure harassment and intimidation based on their race or religion. I should be very clear that I was pretty disgusted when I heard about the incident. However, I did find the focus on racism in this particular case to be rather blinkered, as there was a little bit more to this story.
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