Gobsmacked

2011-06-02T12:59:16+00:00 June 2nd, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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In the last 24 hours, I have heard three different people say:

“I’d hate to live with a Chink. They smell, you know.”

“His children? [referring to well-known Irish man of mixed race] You’ll find them in the zoo.”

“He’s foreign, but he’s gorgeous. It’s ok, I checked, he’s not Polish.”

Edit: Is this just me? Was I underestimating how racist we are in this country?

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