Sometimes I think Big Brother is almost highlighting and advertising racism by making such a big fuss out of a slip of the tongue.
should Ron's comment and then the subsequent warning be aired on TV?.
Same with Carol, she's said the N word,when a bit drunk and then they had to air it on TV with the accompanying hoo-haa and trumpets.
If BB can see that a housemate isn't really racist, then get him/her in the diary room and give them a little warning, say something like "Look, we know you're a bit drunk or weren't thinking whilst you were speaking, but don't say that again or you could get kicked out".
All that could be said privately and not aired on TV, hence the ugly head of Racism and bigotry hasn't been promoted, advertised, and waved in the face of the british public.
If they can see a housemate is a complete 100% racist, shouting "I hate this race", "I hate this colour"," I hate this religion" etc all the time, then fair enough, put his comments on TV and let him/her hang out to dry.
I think there's an easy dividing line on this kind of thing, (slip of the tongue= don't air it cos we don't need to advertise racism) and (Vile racism=boot em out) easy.