Friday, 25 October 2013

Racism and pedophiles

Genetics are a funny old business. I am distinctly Anglo-Saxon looking. My partner is Mediterranean-looking.  And one of our daughters has often been mistakenly assumed to be mixed-race. Fortunately we have never had the police swoop down to take away our daughter because of this aesthetic mis-match. 

But then again we are not part of a minority group that have been persecuted for centuries.

On the other hand the recent cases of Roma parents in Ireland having their blond kids taken away sends a chilling reminder that Third Reich-style racial theories are not far from the surface in some people's minds.

And I can't help but make a contrast between the readiness to believe that Roma families have kidnapped children to the decades-long denial and cover-up of White celebrity pedophiles.

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