A friend of mine shared this racist rant with me this morning. In this video, a British woman accuses tram passengers of being not British. She doesn’t want black people nor ‘fucking Polish’ in her country because Britain has become ‘nothing’ because of them. She urges these ethnic minorities to ‘go back home’.
Because she touched on such a controversial subject, the video accumulated over 3 million views in just a few days and attracted public attention measured by nearly 100,000 comments on the video – currently accumulating a few per second. The comment section has become a large public forum on immigration issues – a great place to get the latest update on international public opinion on the matter. Anthropologists and social scientists should rush into the comment section to collect data before the video is removed (apparently British police have asked Youtube to remove this video).
The woman has been arrested and is now facing charges for racially aggravated harassment – the outcome which could not be different in a city with over 30 percent of population born overseas.
On a side note, it is interesting to note that this video has been mostly viewed in the UK, North America and Australia where foreign born populations represent significant % from the total.