No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Silent Majority » 29 May 2018, 4:57am

I'm pro-Diane Abbott, myself.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Marky Dread » 29 May 2018, 12:59pm

Silent Majority wrote:
29 May 2018, 4:57am
I'm pro-Diane Abbott, myself.
You are welcome to all her bullshit.

In a 1984 interview with the journal of the Labour Committee on Ireland (LCI), when asked if she saw herself as Black British, Abbott replied "No - I would self-define myself just as Black. Though I was born here in London, I couldn't identify as British and anyway most British people don't accept us as British. God! British people can be so racist".

"Most British people" so that's all colours Britain is a total multicultural race country. What a stupid fucking negative thing to say it's bullshit like this that fuels ignorance and hatred.

In 1988, Abbott claimed at a black studies conference in Philadelphia that "the British invented racism".
Only a fool would deny the existence of racism in any country but to say it was invented by the British is again just plain ignorant.

...and my all time Diane Abbott classic award goes to this fine tailored piece of bullshit.

In 1996, Abbott was criticised after she claimed that at her local hospital "blonde, blue-eyed Finnish girls" were unsuitable as nurses because they had "never met a black person before". In response Marc Wadsworth, executive member of the Anti-Racist Alliance, who is half-Finnish, pointed out that the then-current Miss Finland, Lola Odusoga, is black, of Nigerian and Finnish descent. "She's a black Finn like me," he said. Abbott's position was supported by fellow Labour MP Bernie Grant: "Bringing someone here from Finland who has never seen a black person before and expecting them to have some empathy with black people is nonsense. Scandinavian people don't know black people—they probably don't know how to take their temperature". 10/10 for toatal ignorance.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 29 May 2018, 1:14pm

Isn’t can lor racism a Western European invention?
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2018, 1:41pm

eumaas wrote:
29 May 2018, 1:14pm
Isn’t can lor racism a Western European invention?
Is that a type or a term I'm unfamiliar with? But modern racism as ideology and practice, informed by pseudo-scientific justifications, is most definitely a Western European invention, derived from the Enlightenment.
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Haha, fuck Roseanne.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2018, 2:08pm

I thought there was a decent chance that Disney would pull the plug. She's not more important than her brand. I'd like to think her co-stars are relieved that they got a convenient way out from her miasma.
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Post by eumaas » 29 May 2018, 2:45pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2018, 1:41pm
eumaas wrote:
29 May 2018, 1:14pm
Isn’t can lor racism a Western European invention?
Is that a type or a term I'm unfamiliar with? But modern racism as ideology and practice, informed by pseudo-scientific justifications, is most definitely a Western European invention, derived from the Enlightenment.
Oh goddamn it. I typed color racism and the phone corrected it to “can lor” because that’s obviously a real term!

Color racism as distinguished from premodern prejudices.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 May 2018, 2:51pm

eumaas wrote:
29 May 2018, 2:45pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 May 2018, 1:41pm
eumaas wrote:
29 May 2018, 1:14pm
Isn’t can lor racism a Western European invention?
Is that a type or a term I'm unfamiliar with? But modern racism as ideology and practice, informed by pseudo-scientific justifications, is most definitely a Western European invention, derived from the Enlightenment.
Oh goddamn it. I typed color racism and the phone corrected it to “can lor” because that’s obviously a real term!

Color racism as distinguished from premodern prejudices.
And my "typo" was changed to "type." Anyway, yes, skin tone was imbued with great axiomatic significance. The impulse to categorize vertically and then build worldviews was something that wouldn't have happened without the Enlightenment.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Silent Majority » 29 May 2018, 2:55pm

Marky Dread wrote:
29 May 2018, 12:59pm
Silent Majority wrote:
29 May 2018, 4:57am
I'm pro-Diane Abbott, myself.
You are welcome to all her bullshit.

In a 1984 interview with the journal of the Labour Committee on Ireland (LCI), when asked if she saw herself as Black British, Abbott replied "No - I would self-define myself just as Black. Though I was born here in London, I couldn't identify as British and anyway most British people don't accept us as British. God! British people can be so racist".

"Most British people" so that's all colours Britain is a total multicultural race country. What a stupid fucking negative thing to say it's bullshit like this that fuels ignorance and hatred.

In 1988, Abbott claimed at a black studies conference in Philadelphia that "the British invented racism".
Only a fool would deny the existence of racism in any country but to say it was invented by the British is again just plain ignorant.

...and my all time Diane Abbott classic award goes to this fine tailored piece of bullshit.

In 1996, Abbott was criticised after she claimed that at her local hospital "blonde, blue-eyed Finnish girls" were unsuitable as nurses because they had "never met a black person before". In response Marc Wadsworth, executive member of the Anti-Racist Alliance, who is half-Finnish, pointed out that the then-current Miss Finland, Lola Odusoga, is black, of Nigerian and Finnish descent. "She's a black Finn like me," he said. Abbott's position was supported by fellow Labour MP Bernie Grant: "Bringing someone here from Finland who has never seen a black person before and expecting them to have some empathy with black people is nonsense. Scandinavian people don't know black people—they probably don't know how to take their temperature". 10/10 for toatal ignorance.

Seriously James old pal you are welcome to her.
I used to dislike her because she was a poor media performer, but she's been consistently on the right side of history for thirty years.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by 101Walterton » 29 May 2018, 4:25pm

Surely every race, nationality, tribe, religion has displayed discriminatory behaviour since time began whether by colour, geography or iwi. Not saying everyone is equally to blame but it appears to be inherent in every society across the globe. The more powerful the aggressor the worse the atrocity.

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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 29 May 2018, 4:50pm

101Walterton wrote:
29 May 2018, 4:25pm
Surely every race, nationality, tribe, religion has displayed discriminatory behaviour since time began whether by colour, geography or iwi. Not saying everyone is equally to blame but it appears to be inherent in every society across the globe. The more powerful the aggressor the worse the atrocity.
Actually no. Certain kinds of prejudical discrimination have a definite history. You can go through the historical record and not find modern color racism. But it is in the interest of certain kinds of power that you believe these problems were eternal and have no history. Just like how people seem to believe capitalism is likewise eternal, as if medieval serfs were wage laborers.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by BostonBeaneater » 29 May 2018, 4:52pm

101Walterton wrote:
29 May 2018, 4:25pm
Surely every race, nationality, tribe, religion has displayed discriminatory behaviour since time began whether by colour, geography or iwi. Not saying everyone is equally to blame but it appears to be inherent in every society across the globe. The more powerful the aggressor the worse the atrocity.
We have a very unique brand of the ol racist in the States. Gotta give the poor whiteys someone to blame.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 29 May 2018, 5:00pm

I remember reading some early European colonial writings on Native Americans where the absence of comment on color and feature difference seemed conspicuous to the modern reader conditioned by modern racism. Instead there’s talk about godlessness on the one hand or edenic purity on the other.

Also a different ethos in the (going even earlier) medieval literature. The Saracen’s faith is at issue, not so much the physical difference. So yes, you can find prejudice and discrimination but it’s historically conditioned, which means it has a beginning, causal relations, and eventually an end. So saying the British invented racism isn’t exactly unreasonable, though I would say “Western Europeans” would be a better way of putting it. That said, the British Empire was highly effective in imposing racism globally.
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Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Racism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Marky Dread » 29 May 2018, 5:01pm

101Walterton wrote:
29 May 2018, 4:25pm
Surely every race, nationality, tribe, religion has displayed discriminatory behaviour since time began whether by colour, geography or iwi. Not saying everyone is equally to blame but it appears to be inherent in every society across the globe. The more powerful the aggressor the worse the atrocity.
Yes you are correct mate. Hatred has been with us since forever which is what I think you are trying to say here. As to the colour of a person's skin then that is a separate issue and I refer you to the answer given by Eumaas.
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