I often worry when I hear the phrase, 'political correctness gone mad'. It often prefaces a prejudiced rant of some kind which is not based on facts. Of course, I have no prejudices and would never rant about anything. But here is a fine old example of the above.
A lad has gone missing in Melbourne. He is nine years old and his name is Yadav. It has been suggested here that if he was lost in the western suburbs and not the eastern, that there would not be such a fuss. I don't like to think so, but this is possibly correct.
The lad enjoys riding on public transport, especially trams, so it is thought that he could be just riding around.
On a tram twice today I heard a public announcement from the tram control centre, at the request of police, along the lines to be on the look out for him. The gave his name, his age, a description of the clothes he was wearing and that was about it. Now have a look at his picture if you have not seen a photo yet. Is there something else about him that makes him at all distinctive in a country with a predominantly Anglo Saxon Celtic population?
To omit the bleeding obvious almost makes me think that the authorities are not even serious about him being found. I wonder if it was Yarra Trams or Victoria Police who omitted what might help identify him, or draw the attention of a member of the public?
Oh yeah, if you see him, best to call the police, as if you wouldn't.