Sunday 18 January 2009

Is gingerism as bad as racism?

This article signifies a turning point in national recognition of gingerism as a prejudice.

The article was prompted by the alleged abuse of a red headed family from Newcastle, England, which resulted in them having to move house.

From BBC News:
Here's a joke. "What's the difference between a terrorist and a redhead?"

Here's the punchline. "You can negotiate with a terrorist."

Is this offensive? If it was made in your workplace, within hearing of a redheaded colleague, would you make a fuss? Probably not.

But mock someone's ethnicity, religion or sexuality and you will attract the beady eye of management. Make a sexist joke and prepare to be dismissed as an antediluvian relic.
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