Studies have shown that by the year 2000 the use of the term “racist” had started a rapid decline. Why? Perpetrators learned to wrap themselves in the shroud of victimhood.
In other words, people growing up in an era of media management have unthinkingly co-opted the same mentality into their own lives. They have internalised the PR manual and now instinctively know that claiming victimhood is a stone winner in any argument.