What about those under a disability who haven't a sufficient level of awareness to feel outraged? Fair game?
What if someone next to you on a bus full of white people starts talking about smelly p**is? Free pass?
I'm sure you could look hard enough and find some Charlie Williams-esque black bloke who'll tell you it's nowt to get wound about, just a bit of fun. But it's not. All of us have the capacity to be racist. The key is to work towards not being. And not tolerating shite like that is a start. We need to be indignant because those on the end of it can't always speak up. The woman in the shop or on the bus who gets a mouthful needs us to be there sometimes. And needs politicians to speak out, again and again.
I spoke to my mate (the one that coppers had a pop at all those years ago) yesterday. He reckons it just shows that for all the smiling 'people of colour' on adverts and stuff, most of this country hasn't moved on anywhere near as far as it likes to think it has. I agree with him. Good thing is, the younger generations seem less arsed about that stuff. We can but hope.
I accept that there are thin lines with censorship, and I wouldn't ban someone doing that. Or indeed from dressing up as a Nazi. But I'll reserve the right to call them out for doing it.
She’s the main man in the office in the city and she treats me like I’m just another lackey, but I can put a tennis racket up against my face and pretend that I am Kendo Nagasaki...