Loss of empathy is one of the costs of racism. And this has been demonstrated time and time again when natural disasters strike people of color, most recently after the earthquake and tsunami.
Facebook status. Twitter. Because the lives of “J*ps” aren’t really worth anything. Remember Pearl Harbor. And as we’ve seen time and time again, animals (whales and dolphins in this case) are higher in a racist hierarchy than people of color.
Possibly the worst example is trolls using Google’s people finder to post false status reports about missing persons. Using official sounding names and titles and writing that somebody’s loved one was confirmed dead.
For all those white people who have told me they “don’t really see” racism against people of Asian descent, open your eyes. Because I wasn’t surprised by it. I expected it.