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Beauty and Life Debate: Is Gingerism As Bad As Racism? Redheads feel the heat.

June 18, 2007 by SheFindsTara
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Do any of these names sound familiar? Carrot Top, Ginger, Amber, Big Red, Freckle Face, Tomato Top…

For some redheads taunts like these are just a part of every day life. Call it gingerism, call it racism, the BBC points out that this is a very real problem resulting in anti-red hair hate crimes in the UK.

Surely being picked on for your hair color can bring down a person’s self-esteem; it’s like being verbally abused because you are overweight or short. But where does a harmless nicknames transform into a racial slur? Don’t forget that back in days of Hitler, blonde hair was the preferred color and anything less earned you a spot in the furnaces. Who in today’s world can debate that wasn’t racism? Since red hair is a genetic trait, just like blue eyes, brown hair or tan skin, that plays a part in people’s race, wouldn’t picking on a redhead make you as racist as Hitler?

What do you think? Should people just get a spine and deal with being mocked over something as trivial as hair color or is this really a racial issue at hand? Redheads: what do you think?

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