The boy currently being prosecuted for racist playground remarksÂ in Manchester is not being selectively victimised because he is white, and anyone who says otherwise is an idiot.
Yes, the boy who he called “Paki”, “Bin Laden” and indeed “He’s on the run, pull the trigger and shoot the nigger” called him “white trash”. But the mixed-race boy’s parents accepted a police caution when both boys were caught, while the white boy’s parents decided it would be more appropriate to take him to court and defend his right to be a bigot.
I don’t think that using the police is a terribly sensible way to go in cases like thisÂ – suspension from school would be more appropriate. But (see alsoÂ Muslim and black hate speech advocates, who represent the majority of racial hatred prosecutions), anyone who says that white racism in the UK is treated in a more draconian fashion than minority racism is a honky lynch-monger and can safely be told to fuck off.