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Re: Black Lives Matter Bollocks

#961 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue May 11, 2021 7:55 am

If you can't see the point then there is no point in arguing.

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#962 Post by John Hill » Tue May 11, 2021 8:03 am

Oh I can see the point alright, you are angling to get to where you argue that it is all her fault.
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#963 Post by Nick Riviera » Tue May 11, 2021 9:10 am

I blame myself for getting into this, I never learn! Need to remember what they say about never arguing with an idiot.

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#964 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue May 11, 2021 9:33 am

+1, which is a shame as he seems normal talking about planes and trucks.

If that's normal of course 😆

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#965 Post by John Hill » Tue May 11, 2021 10:12 am

Oh dear, it must be so hard for you. Never mind, when things look really bleak you can always cheers yourselves up with a bit of slagging and insults.

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#966 Post by Boac » Tue May 11, 2021 10:33 am

Congratulations, all - great entertainment.

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#967 Post by OFSO » Tue May 11, 2021 1:44 pm

Handbags at Dawn.

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#968 Post by Boac » Tue May 11, 2021 1:47 pm

Why pick on Dawn?

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#969 Post by prospector » Wed May 12, 2021 12:53 am

The problem would appear to be widespread, even reached here.

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national ... d=msedgdhp

" The concern isn't based on the fact that we want more people to have guns, but we know that Māori and Pacific people are disproportionately impacted by the administration of justice in this country," Ghahraman said."

Got nothing to do with ethnicities being picked on, just that some seem to have trouble complying with the law.

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#970 Post by PHXPhlyer » Wed May 12, 2021 1:01 am

Preaching to the choir Prospector.

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#971 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed May 12, 2021 7:12 am

Nature or Culture?

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#972 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu May 13, 2021 6:38 am

I remember one occasion where we racially profiled someone. We were threading out way in town through an area where Grenfell flats now stand and pretty lost.

We were flagged down by this man, probably late 40s, it was broad daylight. He had realised we were off the beaten track. He proceeded to tell us how to reach the North circular and followed up with the advice not to go this way in future.

Only because the road would be closed for new developments.

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#973 Post by John Hill » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:33 am

A Trump security chief acknowledges role of white supremacist extremists in U.S. urban violence
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN26031F

Oh dear! Just who are we to believe?
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#974 Post by bob2s » Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:59 am

This shows that there are people in this world that call out this crap.


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#975 Post by barkingmad » Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:16 pm

Here’s a chance to discover where we stand in the great debate on White Privilege so’s we can all go out and flagellate ourselves in the best Catholic fashion having discovered our innate racism blah blah...;

http://monitoracism.eu/check-yourself-t ... lege-test/

No need to confess one’s score, just discreetly go away and reform yourselves into better more ‘woke’ citizens?! ~X(

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#976 Post by OFSO » Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:12 pm

Very few 'yes' answers based on living in Islington UK. Try getting the Council to do anything if you are not Nigerian or Somali. And prefably a disabled lesbian activist without a job, a mother of several children at least of one whom is in rehab. for drug use. and the others have ASBOs against them for phone theft.

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#977 Post by Mrs Ex-Ascot » Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:04 pm

barkingmad wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:16 pm
Here’s a chance to discover where we stand in the great debate on White Privilege so’s we can all go out and flagellate ourselves in the best Catholic fashion having discovered our innate racism blah blah...;

http://monitoracism.eu/check-yourself-t ... lege-test/

No need to confess one’s score, just discreetly go away and reform yourselves into better more ‘woke’ citizens?! ~X(
I found that if I approached the questions from the perspective of my local friends here in Bots that they are all guilty of "persons of colour" privilege. =))
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#978 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:20 pm

Mrs ExA. Exactly. Is it because Iive in a country with 80-90% whites? If I tried to live in a different style neighbourhood it would be difficult wouldn't it.
If I lived in London then I would definitely not score on white privilege.

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#979 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:32 pm




You white boys is always grizzling mon... be cool, lay back, smell the ganja... =))

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#980 Post by barkingmad » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:05 pm

Uncertain as to whether to post this in ‘Chaos in Scotland’ thread but decided to place it here, in context, for those who may not visit that particular parochial notice board and might therefore be deprived of this spanking further education example;

“Today, it’s the turn of John Gillespie High School in Edinburgh where the teachers have been busy decolonising the reading list. Harper Lee’s classic, To Kill A Mockingbird will no longer taught because it perpetuates the myth of the ‘white saviour’. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck will also be phased out to make way for less problematic and more diverse works of a literature. The Telegraph has the story.

To Kill A Mockingbird will no longer be taught to pupils at a secondary school after teachers claimed the book promotes a “white saviour” narrative.

The seminal text is to be excluded from classrooms at James Gillespie High School in Edinburgh as part of wider plans to decolonise the curriculum amid concerns over its “dated” approach to race.

The 1960 work tells the story of a black man in Alabama who is falsely accused of rape by the town’s citizens and later defended by a white lawyer, Atticus Finch.

John Steinbeck’s classic novel Of Mice and Men will also be phased out over its use of the N-word, according to Allan Crosbie, the school’s head of English.

The proposals are part of a wider initiative to “decolonise” the curriculum, with greater emphasis placed on works from non-white authors with less Western-centric viewpoints to better reflect a diverse range of experiences.

Students will instead focus on more contemporary works including Angie Thomas’ award-winning novel The Hate U Give, which was inspired by a police shooting in 2009 of an African-American man while he was restrained and unarmed.

Mr Crosbie, in an online meeting with the Educational Institue of Scotland (EIS), Scotland’s largest teaching union, said: “Probably like every English department in the country, we still have Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird [on] the shelves.

“They are now taught less frequently because those novels are dated and problematical [sic] in terms of decolonising the curriculum. Their lead characters are not people of colour.”

“The representation of people of colour is dated, and the use of the N-word and the use of the white saviour motif in Mockingbird – these have led us as a department to decide that these really are not texts we want to be teaching third year anymore.”

So that’s all right then... 8-}

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