Prejudice, even racism, is part of the human condition, unfortunately. We know this to be true on UB, and know also, try as we might, we can never truly escape it. So the least we can do is to make sure our prejudices are carefully selected. We hold to this, qua prejudice, in the face of sometimes contradictory evidence. We hate white australians. But just in case you had forgotten why, here’s this:
A German doctor hoping to gain permanent residency in Australia said Friday he will fight a decision by the immigration department to deny his application because his son has Down syndrome.
God knows how many while Australians there would be if they had barred the mentally disabled from entry back in the 18th and 19th Cs. Probably half their number, the other half of the population, of course, being descended from the criminally insane, a quite different thing.