Monday, 9 June 2008

Credit where it's due

At a time when most mainstream journalists, not to mention the police, would rather have their toenails removed with red hot pincers than admit that anyone, other than a white person, is capable of racism, let alone racial violence, it was interesting to read this report in last week's Asian News.

The report does not make clear whether the victim, of what the police described as "a racially aggravated assault" is white of black, however, it confirms that the attackers were Asian, and the story is a rare acknowledgement of the fact that racial attacks can be, and sometimes are, perpetrated by non-whites.

We still await the day when a newspaper comes clean and admits quite how often that is the case. However, progress is achieved in "baby steps" as they say.

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