Oh, there was secret context! Well, I'm sorry I failed to spot where you were going there. If you think the incident was racist, I'll defer to you. As far as I'm concerned, the fact that the owner of the beacon of hope project considered the incident racist is good enough for me, too.
I'd ask what exactly it was I said that disagreed with the definition of racism in your link. But, y'know, this discussion is about as fruitful and worthwhile as past 4x4 ones have been. I'm not going to try and reiterate the point I was trying to make, only recast in legally watertight language. I'm not even going to bother suggesting there's a difference between nationalistic hatred and xenophobia and racism. There's simply no point.
Now i'm confused. If the Angel and I visit somewhere,let's say Cornwall for example, and we get told to go back where we came from, then they are just being common or garden rude to me but being racist to the Angel? An interesting definition of racist.
I don't know, are they being racist? You didn't say.
The fact that different ethnicities may be involved doesn't automatically imply racial discrimination, any more than a dispute I might have with someone of a different gender than me is automatically a sexist one.
I beg to differ, last time I looked my passport was both British and carried a photograph of a distinctly white guy and yet I have been told, to my face to "feck off back to where you came from"
Yes? If you're indistinguishable from the people offering the abuse, it ain't racism. I'm sure plenty of English folk could get that sort of reaction by visiting somewhere suitably nationalist in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Liverpool, wherever.
Being seen as an outsider is not the same as racism... that's why we actually have a word to describe a particular kind of discrimination. There's little enough unambiguity in our language as it is; please don't muddy the waters further.
Many people who've bough holiday homes in Cornwall have also felt the warmth of welcome from a certain minority of the Cornish population without the feeling the need to scream racism.
There's nothing particularly racist about a bunch of white British folk being unpleasant towards another bunch of white British folk. There's also nothing particularly unusual about rich business people and landowners getting grief from the locals in areas with a large number of poor, unemployed and generally disenfranchised people.
Guy running a charity though? That's a bit different.