Usually I don’t get involved in these sorts of debates but this is winding me up now. Recently I’ve seen more and more people sharing statuses on facebook about things like ‘ban the burka’ and other racist comments.
However they usually try to cover this up by saying that they are racist. Just proud to be british. Not sure I buy that.
When I saw this ban the burka page that came up in my timeline I reported it to facebook for racism. Within 5 minutes I had a notification that I was wrong this was not racism and was allowed on facebook. I should have been shocked. But I wasn’t because after all facebook won’t remove photos of women pleasuring themselves or topless, although they remove breastfeeding photos. So why would they remove a racist page?
The thing that angers me most is I and I hope many others are trying to teach our children and teenagers to accept people of all colours, religions, sexuality etc an yet facebook is breeding the next generation of racists by allowing these pages to continued to be posted. Now I know their parents views will also have an impact but so does facebook. Sadly.
Do you report these things if you see them? Or simply ignore them?