Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Why the 'Tourette's' Comment in Lampeter should Wake Wales Up.
Not only is this the second time in two months, it is also just one of many such instances of Welsh-speakers being insulted by strangers for speaking their own language in their own country. This has happened not only in places like Lampeter, where Welsh-speakers have rapidly become the minority, but also in areas where they are still very much the majority such as Blaenau Ffestiniog, and not to mention Tudweiliog, where there was racist anti-Welsh graffiti on the beach only earlier this year.
Such a situation in either England or France would be absolutely unthinkable, and so it should be equally unthinkable in Wales. There needs to be an honest debate about why such racist remarks are thinkable to some in Wales.