Musing on racism


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I definitely am a mongrel, have welsh blood from my mothers side, my great grandmother lived on a mountain in Wales, or so my mum said. We have pictures of her in full Welsh national dress!  On my dads side we have french blood from my great grandmother who we presume met my great grandfather during the war. My dads side originated from Newcastle (have done a family tree on them). My mums side were theatrical my mum once told me my granddad (or it could have been my great grandad) was born at the side of a stage, don’t know if she was joking but said they had trouble finding his birth certificate because of this? and there were some concert pianists as well (she always said that is why some of us have long fingers and my sister and brother are musical, not me I am tone deaf). I am going to have a go at my mums family tree to see if the stories she told us are true or poetic licence.

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Not exactly racism but discrimination which can be equally offensive to the person its directed to. A true story about my husband who is Sicilian. His family had a good business in the small village w

Well I'm a mongrel! A bit Cornish, Irish, Jewish and a sprinkling of other bits. So I like all races and hybrids like myself. Most English people are mongrels and better and stronger for it  No 'us an

Why is it people spend so much time and energy on the things that are different instead of what joins us together. None of us are pure bred , whatever that is. We are all a mixture  but most important

Spot on Trogg,could'nt agree more,it's them that go squawking on about things all the time that causes the problems,maybe they've got nowt better to do

 

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oooh you are awful Rog.................but i like you.........lol

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see you in Homebase car park in a couple of weeks Phil,  slywinkwe're off to Leicester next wednesday instead of newark

 

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54 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

. I have lots of acquaintances though!

 

Yes Phil.....mostly when i say 'friends' it would be more accurate to say acquaintances............

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On 4/4/2019 at 11:07 AM, philmayfield said:

We're like ships that pass in the night Rog.

 

I once travelled into the Arctic on a Hurtigruten ship which went up the Norwegian coast, every time a Hurtigruten ship passed another of their flock going in the opposite direction, they sounded their foghorns at each other in salute - day or night. No silent passing in the night in Norway!

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I was the only white none officer in an artillery observation post team in Germany & they called me "white honky, I took no offence at all. My personal (self selected) password was "white honky." They were the best bunch of lads ever & we had great times in the German bars...

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That was funny, I am doing my hair and looking at my phone. Not wearing glasses and I thought this thread was called Making Icecream. Good I thought, I was just looking at recipes. 

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Back in the 1990s I took a holiday in the working island of Trinidad. Everywhere I went lads would lean out of their vehicle window and shout "Hey Whitey!" as they drove past. I wasn't offended and on each occasion I simply waved and shoute "Hi!" back to them and of course, most waved back.  Can you imagine what would happen if I leaned out of a vehicle in UK and shouted "Hey Blackie!" at every coloured bloke I saw? 

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You'd be strung up Compo.

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I was sweet on an Asian girl but when I met her Dad he said "I don't want my daughter dating/marrying a guy with blue eyes." He wasn't bothered about me being white just that I have blue eyes, the romance fizzled out..

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I met young Asian girl (18) some years ago (long story) who's father was a race relations officer. She told me they couldn't be racist because they were Asian. It has been instilled into her that only whites are racist.

She was not allowed Caucasian friends and males where untouchable.

His reasoning? He was defending their culture... now where have I heard that before...

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Remember reading an article in New Scientist years (maybe decades) ago that said when someone emigrated to a country where they look different to the local indigenous population they usually congregate with people who look like themselves, & in many cases this seems to be true..

 

I read an article written by a black American who was always being pulled over & suspected of committing crimes by the cops. He went to Nigeria on hols & said "I never once got looked at twice by the cops, it was great to drive around in the hire car & not get pulled over. I now know what it feels like to be white in America." He emigrated to Nigeria & AFAIK he's still there.... Only place I've been to where whites are a minority is The Bahamas, but I was in a tourist area so I didn't stand out. The locals I met were very friendly...     

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Read another article about how to emigrate, it said (in so many words) to only emigrate to a country where you won't look different to the locals as you'll find it hard to integrate otherwise. So if I were to emigrate it'd have be to Northern Europe, Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand as anywhere else my lily white fair skin & light blue eyes wouldn't fit in...

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