Background: The thread is about a student being jailed for 56 days for posting racist abuse on Twitter directed at a black soccer/football player who suffered a heart attack on field. Some posters think the student is a jerk of the highest degree, but the sentence is exceptionally harsh for this sort of offense.In this country (UK), there are so many right-on people who are terrified of offending any minority, they have started to infect twats like the judge in this case.
I tried to look it up in WR dictionary without any luck, but according to Cambridge Dictionary, it means "having beliefs that are characteristic of someone who supports the political left". What I want to do is, do "right on people" and "left wing people" share the same meaning? Is "right-on people" a more derogatory term for leftists?