Racism, complacency, terrorism and you

My Dad just said to me: "Its lucky we moved to England and not America. America is no place for brown people. The English would never turn on us like the Americans would."

via Boston bombs go... by Chaz on Facebook.

My friend Chaz wrote this on Facebook.

I don't share his father's sentiment and I'd warn him against complacency.

The English have a long history of turning against those they live amongst. The Americans have a short history of it.

It's fewer than 80 years since Europe turned on those who were slightly different and blamed them for troubles because it was easier than taking responsibility for their own actions.

It's fewer than 40 years since Love Thy Neighbour ended its seven series run on British television.