Children who are bullied for having ginger hair are “not dissimilar” to race victims, the actress Lily Cole has claimed.
It is indeed people being mean over a perceived physical difference.
About which we might say two things. Bullying occurs in entirely homogenous societies too, for human children are evil little bastards whatever the marital status of their parents. The second flowing from this first, if racist bullying is much the same as other kinds of bullying then perhaps we shouldn’t worry so much about the racist kind?
Actual racism, sure, that’s to be rooted out. But kids being nasty shits? And?