Scripture reveals that we ARE to speak up where and when we can, whenever and wherever we see injustice, whether in our own culture or elsewhere! The teachings of Christ transcend ALL cultural norms! And if those that went out around the world to spread the Gospel didn't try to influence or change people in the cultures they encountered, how far do you think Christianity would have spread? Now, that doesn't mean we should try to change cultural traditions of things that aren't hurtful or harmful, telling people how to dress.FlieG: "I simply accept the cultural markers existing in different countries. I note them but I don’t try to change them."
As for the law, ALL laws should be colorblind in their application. I can definitely agree with Rick that when a law treats one person of one race differently than it does those of another or other races, then that IS race-based discrimination. Or we try to punish people of today for the sins of their ancestors - sins, btw, which were committed by people long gone against others also long gone. Of course, many see justice in that, per being upset over various injustices. But you can't correct discrimination with more discrimination - as then you hurt innocent people and you'll create legitimate anger and animosity, and, ultimately, the resulting discord also will feed extremists views and actions and dangerous divisions across society. And who, exactly, should arbitrate the application of such laws, and how quickly polarizing and political does this not always become?