21 March last marked International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
All too sadly, racial discimination, in many guises, still exists around the world. There are many, many instances of plain bigotry and prejudice evident in various ways.
As far as I can see, the Day wasn't marked in Australia - probably "buried" by the Commonwealth Games - or even noted anywhere. So much for Australia's adherence to the tenets and principles of the UN.
Tolerance.org has published on its web site the message of Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, marking the Day. Read it here - and reflect on the racism you witness around you in Oz and overseas.
Whilst checking out the Tolerance web site to read the Annan Message take a few minutes to look at this other part of Tolerances' web site - Speak Up! - which can be viewed here.