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What is the argument against racism?

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Message 81 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Jul 14, 2006

There is no argument against racism any more than there is against poverty or cruelty.It just has to be stopped and those who cause or tolerate it dealt with severely.
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Message 82 - posted by Granger-Seasider, Jul 14, 2006

The only woman in the UK who can fit a dinner plate in her mouth, without having to open it to far.
The Blairs are just as bigger scroungers as some of the previous encumbants of number 10. They all jump on thr gravy train, use RAF planes for holidays, and try to justify it by visiting the countries PM for half an hour. Mi-use of police for running a passport from number 10 to Heathrow. Using a crook to buy you two flats in Bristol, poor judgement by a supposed 'want to be a judge' Cherie. Grabbing a huge bundle of clothes in an Oz store when offered a free T-Shirt(one, not half the store). Wasting 7500 on hair do's. She would have been better spending it on a 'face job'. No itegrity, and poor judgement by Teflon picking Blunkett, meddlesome etc etc.


I agree with the above...
They are all a bunch of "grabbers" living daily on handfulls of sincerity pills. Cherie is the biggest wasted space of the lot. No amount of pampering, hair and beauty tratments is going to make any improvment to her.

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Message 83 - posted by John of Paddington, Jul 15, 2006

Bliar is off on another 'Freebie' and we will be left with 'Him from Hull' in charge. A person. who could only get a job as a 2nd class steward, left with his porky finger on the Atomic button, it make you feel safe in your bed, I don't think.
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Message 84 - posted by boggster, Sep 1, 2006

I grew up non-racist, however, since I came to England (oops, 40% tax-paying non-Brit) I have almost changed my mind. Just walking down the park with my daughter in the pram, being insulted and provoked by a bunch of black kids, later on being pushed off the pavement by a couple of black women, kissing their teeth, I am starting to think differently. Why should I have to put up with their attitude and if I dared to speak up about it or challenge it be branded a racist? My experience of people from different cultures is that most of them don't give a damn about the social conduct or even the law in this country because if anyone ever challenged them they can shout "racism" or "discrimination" and will be backed up by the locals at large. In the past people had to fit in in order to get on - I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't. Today ethnic minorities expect the Brits to accomodate for them. This undermines what Britain is about and leaves us in utter confusion as to what is the status quo.
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Message 85 - posted by Emulated, Sep 3, 2006

How do you start to convince rational inteligent people who think that other colours and ethnic groups are lesser individuals,that they are wrong? Simply saying they are wrong is not enough.

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Why should other people have to put up with others trying to convince them, attempting to impose their point of view on them.
I could well ask. How do you start to convince rational inteligent people who think that their point of view is necessarily the right one.
In other words, we all have our own views and some of us get annoyed by others trying to impose theirs on us.
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Message 86 - posted by omegajaney, Mar 29, 2007

My family ran 5 estate agents from 1970 to 1998, in this time, while property prices obviously increased, the connection between run down, graffiti laden streets,vandalism, muggings, bad schools, crime etc etc etc, in-fact everything that made an area less desirable to the buyer, was always in areas that had a high number of non white ( if i can put it like that ) residents.
Now this assumption was not on our part, but on the part of the buyer, people would stay away from these areas.
In-fact we always played this aspect down because we wanted to shift these houses.
No while I understand that certain areas get reputations both good and bad, even buyers from out of town, who amounted to 40 percent of our trade, would visit these areas, and make the same decisions after looking.
Now is this just racism on the part of the buyers, or a fact about these areas that the residents need to address themselves , rather than blaming everybody else for their problems and shouting Racist ?
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Message 87 - posted by John of Paddington, Mar 29, 2007

Racism is very much a thing in the eye of the beholder. I had never come upon it, except in Mid Wales when on holiday, when they group in a shop stopped speaking and I heard somthing like "kachi" and "sais", which my son told me meant 'english shit'. In the last few years I have come across a great deal of 'racial' agravation from ethnic groups, from being addressed as "Honkey" and being expected to step aside from groups of youth s streached across the pavement. It was in refusing to move that the most colourful remarks were made, it was not so much the words but the hate that seemed to have been behind them. Having been brought up in a multi ethnic/religious area and always treated others as I would expect to be treated, I have no idea why racism has become to prominent against the English white comunity.
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Message 88 - posted by U3312314, Mar 29, 2007

Having been brought up in a multi ethnic/religious area and always treated others as I would expect to be treated, I have no idea why racism has become to prominent against the English white comunity.

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Then John I suggest you consider the attitudes and behaviour of the Metropolitan Police in London when they successfully provoked the race riots in Brixton.
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Message 89 - posted by John of Paddington, Mar 29, 2007

DD, and what do you know about Cab horses?
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Message 90 - posted by Dauntless, Mar 29, 2007

I stopped going to Wales because I was made to feel most unwelcome. I remember going to shops and being addressed in Welsh and when saying I didn't understand was treated the same language as JofP. Racism doesn't always go by colour or creed.
It's such a shame because Wales is a beautiful country.
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Message 91 - posted by John of Paddington, Mar 30, 2007

Unlike myself, to whom other languages are sketchy, my Son is very good. Apart from Welsh, he has Arabic, Hindu plus and of course the europian bunch. He plays the afable Englishman and tells me, that from what he has heard, 'racism' seems very much an imported product. He usually waits till he is leaving and then, in their language, indicates he is not interested in doing business with them, bows and walks out. There has alaways been, within the U.K. a sort of friendly regionalizm between the Scots, Irish, Welsh, West Country, Lancs, Yorkd, Birmingham, liverpool and London, take the tradition jokes about the men from the four nations, but that was, and is, the British. Foreigners do not understand our ways or our humour and scream 'racist' when none is indended. No, I believe my Son, racism is very much an imported product.
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Message 92 - posted by U6532874, Mar 30, 2007

Making it up again.
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