Allowing racist and demeaning comments to be broadcast globally has profound impacts.
Multiple videos have been released in recent months of racist outbursts, both in Australia and abroad.
In America, a video has surfaced of a white woman in a medical clinic screaming demands to see a white doctor rather than any people of colour. Her son reportedly had chest pains, but rather than being seen in the nearby hospital or by a non-white doctor, the woman went on a tirade.
“Oh my God,” she exclaims in one video “What type of horrible country do I live in? My kid is sick, so I want to see somebody else that doesn’t have brown teeth and speaks English”.
Multiple videos were recorded by a number of witnesses, which points to the woman’s tirade lasting a while, and being disruptive and offensive enough to attract criticism from everyone in the area. Some videos show other patients in the waiting room questioning the woman – “Being black doesn’t make him a good doctor?” to which she responds “Don’t start with me, b*tch”.
It’s a disgusting trend, and one which should be alarming to rational and empathetic members of society.
When it’s possible to speak up, choose to challenge ignorance.