ugh, just horrible.
But surprisingly common. People don't fight this kind of thing because it's too much trouble...so it keeps happening. Around the country and the world.
I'm guilty of it myself, but the only way we change the world is by standing up.
Grrrr! "Yeah, call the cops. Here's the contact info for a certain detective."
I wish she was ballsy enough to do that!
So... They are fine with gay marriage, hiring women to positions of authority, and vampires. But not with people of color.
Bigotry has never made a whole lot of sense, has it? And 'okay' is a very relative term; some people are just harder to pick on than others.
To add on to my earlier statement, it's not actually a color issue, it's a culture issue. The Bothare culture is viewed as intrinsically immoral by many others, hence the treatment. A person with blue-black skin from southern Burnithak wouldn't have been bothered. You see this a lot around the world, and it's sometimes odd to outsiders: I once saw two men in Morocco who to me, an American, looked exactly the same, punching each other out because one was a Berber and one was not.