Spanish Culture and News

Links – Racism and Grumpy Waiters

Ken talks about very very grumpy Spanish waiters in the forum (should that read racist?)

… whilst there is a very definitely racist encounter with waiters described at the Symphony in D blog.

The latter tale is horrific, but shouldn’t be taken as representative of attitudes across Spain. Immigration by anyone other that South Americans and Europeans is a very recent phenomenon in Spain, yet the odd few Spaniards that come out with racist bile are the exception rather than the rule. Most educated Spaniards don’t seem bothered at all, not yet at least, and certainly not when compared with the ‘Rivers of Blood‘ type attitudes that were common in Britain in the sixties and seventies when the UK was experiencing similar changes.