@Keegan wrote:Things that you may find funny will not be funny to others.
This is the bit that I don't get.
Of course it is wrong to be racist - I don't think anybody disagrees.
The thing is, it is wrong to be many other things as well but for some reason or other than I've never understood, nobody seems to bothered about them.
You can't say anything about the colour of someone's skin but it is perfectly ok to call them 'ginger', or a fat bastard, or a lanky piece of piss, or a short arse or many other things that differentiates between people but that apparently is perfectly ok?
If you are 'ginger' (I'm not thankfully) then how many times must they hear comments about their hair during their lifetime?
It can't be funny to them, but still it carrys on.
Same with 'fat' people, or 'vertically challenged' or any other thing that make one person stand out from another.
What particularly gets me are those who are so zealous about anything vaguely racist but who are more than happy to be 'abusive' to others at say a match, simply because they support a different team!
The worlds not perfect, I know that and you've got to make a start somewhere (and stamping out racism is as good as place as any) but it does seem to me a sort double standards where somethings are taboo, yet others things are free to be abused with impunity.
Maybe the answer should be more celebrating the difference in people rather than prohibiting what can and can't be said about them?