Bewildering that in 2015, hatred, ignorance and racism continue to prevail to such an extreme extent.
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 a black man in central Paris was forbidden and repeatedly pushed and blocked from boarding a crowded subway train [Richelieu – Drouot station) due to the color of his skin. The aggressive group of white Chelsea soccer fans pushed the man out of the way while proudly chanting:
“We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”
This is immediately reminiscent of the December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks incident, in Montgomery Alabama when public transportation segregation was in full effect. How can anything even remotely similar still occur in our present day and age, considering all our social advances? Not only is this embarrassing for our society it’s truly despicable!
To top it off, a day prior to the Paris subway incident, renown Italian World Cup manager and coach Arrigo Sacchi, firmly stated:
“To see so many coloured players, to see so many foreigners, is an insult to Italian soccer…Italy has no dignity, no pride…”
Coach Sacchi, the insult to our society is YOU, not the talented young ‘coloured’ players that are in fact, of extreme value to your country’s promising soccer teams.
History has proven what this type of xenophobia, extremist and racist mentality can create and cause! It mustn’t be tolerated. EVER!
Watch the viral February 17, 2015 Paris subway incident: