I have never been to a country that was not racist or colour orientated. I lived for sometime in the Middle East. On only my second or third day in the Middle East I was told by someone who was a shade of dark mahogany that a suicide victim did not matter because they were black.
Oh that's all right then? Not in my book!
As for other racial and religious issues, in some work places lines had to be drawn to keep the different sects, religions and races apart to prevent fights breaking out between them.
So for all those who think such issues are a USA or Europe issue, (as I had been taught); open your eyes it is pervasive. It is a destructive and dangerous issue across the globe and it affects far more than good neighbour relationships as it damages a whole swathes of life.
On another side to the matter; when a target is monitored, who is trying to contact them may be of more interest than who they contact. If monitoring of my communications could help identify the steady stream of fraudsters and hucksters who contact me and could disrupt their quasi criminal acts, where do I sign up please?