Sometimes, it seems so hard to make a simple point without opening oneself to crticisms which one does not deserve. However much I might protest now, there are going to be those who will accuse me of arguing that Racism ... and Racist Abuse ... do not really matter. I hold neither of these views. Indeed, I believe that each of those things does matter a great deal, and merits being suppressed with rigour and vigour.
If it can be.
But I can't help approaching these matters, given my own life-experience, from a particular viewpoint as a worker in the field of Education.
Among those receiving Education, as in many groups and classes (but this is the one I know about), Bullying is a significant factor in Group Cohesion. And a powerful element in the Bullying Culture is that, when the Bullies discover they have scored a hit, they go for it; they exploit the discovery they have made. Having discovered a 'way in' they make more and more use of it. (I blame Darwin.)
This means that, if they secure a powerful response to ... exempli gratia ... making 'monkey noises' when a black footie player is doing rather well ... or throwing bananas onto the ground ... then they will devote maximum energy to utilising the methodology they have discovered. They may not be ... they are not ... very bright, but they are bright enough to see that an opening is an opening.
If they had not made such discoveries, they might not have wasted their Unemployment Benefit on buying bananas.
And this means that pious injunctions from Authority Figures may do very little to modify their behaviour. Such injunctions ought to work ... but I am never terribly surprised when they don't. Males ... and not least young males ... ought to benefit from Nanny's wisdom and Nanny's ethics ... but they seem curiously unable to internalise this important truth.
Sophisticated people may develop their own ways of dealing with such problems. I have been told that there is a footie club in North London, in an area with a large Jewish population, where the supporters (both Jewish and Gentile) react to a sporting success of their local team by chanting encouraging slogans which include the word Yids. Neat, if true. How even more jolly it would be if the slogans were themselves in the Yiddish language. We need more linguistic diversity.
I have no magical answer to the problems of bullying. I presume that they lie deep in human group dynamics, in the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion, and in the hormonal problems of young male humans, poor sad poppets. (Girls have their different mechanisms, which can perhaps be even more cruel.)
I suppose all I am doing is to explain why, when the Righteous ascend their pulpits to admonish the racists, I agree with every single sentiment they utter ... and I feel exactly the same indignation and disgust.
But I do find that I sometimes need to stifle a yawn, and to remember the seductive temptations of Virtue Signalling, and to wonder what actual good the Righteous think they're doing.
Are they not simply giving the Bullies some extremely useful customer feed-back about which vile and nasty tactics work best by hurting most?