Sunday, December 06, 2009

On Basic Humanity

There are no circumstances under which it is acceptable to abuse someone based on the color of their skin. None.

Even if he plays football for a club whose own fans have a history of racial abuse, it's not acceptable.

Even if you don't approve of his behavior, it's not acceptable.

Even if he's an asshole, it's not acceptable. No, not even then.

No one asks to be racially abused, no matter how they behave, and to excuse racism by blaming the victim is simply further racism, no less ignorant and unforgivable than the overt slurs it pretends to condemn.

[Also, read this, because Roswitha is articulate as hell even when she's seething.]