There is a new Vietnamese takeaway stand slash bistro in my neighborhood. It is located right in the centre of a tram terminus, i.e. it is surrounded by tram tracks. It serves noodles, gyros, fried cheese, French fries and other fast food meals that many people in Brno enjoy (often, regularly, once in a while… delete as appropriate).
Some idiot spray-painted a racist slogan on the boards that are used to cover the windows after hours.
It says: We do not eat yellow plague.
Now, it may sound like a lame restaurant review — but it is a racist attack. The person who painted the sign did not base their “opinion” on the philosophies of the businessperson (kind of like anti-McDonald’s protesters do) or on their own (“Eating meat is murder”). Nope. They said they are not gonna eat meals offered by Asian vendors.
Now, it may sound like an act of vandalism whose author did not “think it through” — but it is not. I did not live during WWII but I was told and taught that there were some spray painted signs back then that encouraged people not to buy from Jews…