15 August 2006

Prejudice on the train

I noticed that many more people were prepared to sit with my enhelmeted, tired-looking and grumpy self than were willing to sit with a delightful Indian-looking grandmoother or a neatly-dressed Asian lady, or a similarly neat African lady

I’m not sure that this was the best reaction... but I felt embarrassed to be Caucasian. I didn’t impose myself on any of the other three candidates, and I felt much too tired to stand up myself or grump at anybody, but still felt embarrassed.

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