THE news that two British men were racially abused on a train in Spain by a school teacher is horrific.
This country doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to race and identity as it is.
But the fact that a TEACHER is the perpetrator of this tirade of racial abuse, may also be quite telling.
This personal attack on black people is not the first and will certainly not be the last on Spanish soil.
And with a teacher now caught on camera peddling the same old racist stereotypes of ‘monkeys’, is it any wonder racism continues.
As well as black people being made to feel like outsiders, this behaviour has also allowed the likes of Vox to flourish freely.
The right wing party succeeds by using stereotypes like those seen in the shocking footage of this attack.
Vox’s success means that in turn, Spaniards feel able to be racist in public, thus continuing the vicious cycle.
The government of Spain should reach out and make sure she is prosecuted. It would send out the right message that racism is not acceptable.