- Oct 21, 2013
I agree with you When have no black referees or any in the board of a football club then if it's not racism then what?Racism is a bias, and apart from people admitting to it (which is unlikely) there will be no solid proof. It can still be detected though through patterns of action on an individual level and statistics on a larger level.
It's common enough that you can attribute to it anomalous patterns and statistics that cannot otherwise be explained.
I don't think the innocent until proven guilty bit applies because racism is not the crime, it's the motive. The crime is unfair treatment. Once it's established that X has been treated unfairly, and Y cannot come up with a plausible justification then it's safe to assume that the motive is racism.