When German „friends and acquaintances“ talk racist about you and others behind backs and this is „normality“, wow big deal the same crap is going in any chat groups. The people who act upset about it might want to evoke an impression that racist blubber was kind of „unusual“.
To the backstabbers, I guess, this probably provides them with an alibi „I am so against racist talk“, for the next selective racist verbally-suggestive attack – among their peers – in their suitably conspiratorial private spaces – on a „completely private“ level.
No one likes the „bad talk“ behind someone’s back: People do it, and when it reaches the quality of an intrigue that leads to a disatvantagement or even to physical harm, or also to forms of harm on a „social-interactive“ level, then this often overlaps with forms of categoric discrimination.
Reminds me also of experiences during a vocational training at a German Christian nursing home: the staff constantly made rude remarks about clients, they kind of accompanied clients‘ lives with forms of ageist discrimination, and no one criticized the others for this „impossibility“ … .
I just recently archived a compilation of texts I wrote addressing / harshly criticising ageism directed at senior citizens in institutional settings. An active overt stance is something I miss from people working in the field. A disaster. What is your take on those kind of issues?