Perfect example of the trend we noted a couple of days ago. I've met this guy doing local organizing - most nonchalant casual racist you'll ever encounter. "Boat people" this and "ethnic mafia" that like it's the 1930s, while my project partner and I are secretly exchanging "wow, did a local politician really just say that to us?" looks.
Apparently, after 15 years of being Mayor with these views, modern trends made him comfortable repeating that shit to a local newspaper - and now no more Mayor Bigot. That's what I like to see. Far more effective than customs that restrict expression but keep discrimination in power.