It apears to me that this sort of nonsense may be occuring more frequently worldwide now. People seem to feel emboldened to tackle anybody who dresses differently or who speaks a different language.
Is this really the way we want the world to be?
My part Jamaican friend was the first person who had ever explained to me, what it was like to be on the receiving end of racism. She had told me for example, that her respectable accountant brother, had been stopped and searched on more than one occasion. She was once in a high end store looking at wedding dresses with me, when she had apparently been made to feel uncomfortable by the sales assistants.
I was shocked the other day, when I had witnessed first-hand a racist incident myself. I was upset that I had been too slow to react, as I had not realised till too late what was happening. I had been waiting at a bus stop when two Chinese girls had been quietly chatting and minding their own business. Another woman had come along and had appeared to join in their conversation. Just before the end of…
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