"What? You've got plenty of tables. Of course you can serve me."
"No, I really can't. You'll have to leave."
"Because you're African."
"I'm not African, I'm American! I was born and raised here!"
"Well, you're black."
"That doesn't make me African!"
"It's close enough. You look African. AIDS came from Africa, and you probably have AIDS. I can't serve you. You have to leave."
Let's call a spade a spade, shall we?
n. One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
adj: Opposed to the inclusion or participation of those different from oneself, especially those of a different racial, ethnic, or social background.
Why is it okay to express bigotry towards Arabs, but not blacks?
Why can't we say:
"You're black, so you must have AIDS!"
but we can say:
"You're Arab, so you must be linked to a terrorist organization!"
I don't intend to put a lot of political garbage on here, because if you wanted to read that type of thing, you'd be somewhere else. This Dubai Ports mess bugs me, though. Racism is racism, no matter what the politics are. No one should feed people's real fear of harm to further their own position. It's just wrong.