Racist comments are racist comments, whether they’re posted online or put up on billboards or spoken aloud in private or in public. While there are those who say that the world has become too focused on what’s politically correct, there are times when a spade needs to be called a spade and not a fancy shovel.
When comments such as this one about 10-year-old Mariachi singer Sebastion de la Cruz who sang the national anthem at Game 3 of the NBA finals in San Antonio where the Spurs took on the Miami Heat are made, people are up in arms.
When comments such as this one about Miss France 2014 are made, people are up in arms.
When comments such as this one about African-Americans are made, people are up in arms.
And when comments such as this one are made about North American Indians, most people tell Aboriginals to just get over it because it’s really all about team spirit and team rivalry, and made in good fun.
A racist comment is a racist comment, no matter how you try to spin it. No culture or race is fair game for racist comments. Take a stand against racist comments, whether your culture or race is being attacked or someone else’s culture or race is being attacked. After all, didn’t Martin Niemöller (1892 – 1984) say it best?
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me
And there was no one left to speak for me.
Be one of the many who speak out against racism, and help make this world a better place for all to live in.