- Nov 15, 2019
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Somebody born with ginger hair is fair game for mockery, bullying and discrimination then?
Historical struggles with equality can be claimed by many groups. The foundation of ethnic equality law (not to mention common civility and decency) is that none of us can choose our genetic heritage and we should not be discriminated against because of that. Quite right too. But as a society we are quite fickle about what aspects of genetic heritage we acknowledge.
It's just culture that decides. Humans as rational beings is an illusion. This year's made that clear.
There's no reason why in the future picking on gingers might be seen as 100 x worse than doing it with skin colour. Or we might even see slavery as a good again - the ancients thought it was right and just that conflict should decide who should perform the necessary indentured servitude required to build a society. (We just outsource the guilt of that now onto regimes that don't care, but we're still happy to trade with and build alliances with). What is right and wrong, and seen to be, just depends on who controls the narrative.