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Clara Amfo praised for emotional anti-racism speech on Radio 1

napier

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And here’s my response:

Dear Mrs xxxxxx,

I write in reply to your email and am disgusted at your virtue signalling within it.

How dare you tell me that I should be ashamed for the colour of my skin, how dare you imply that because I am white I am a casual racist.

I was born to hard working parents who taught me the values of hard work and accepting people for who they are and how they conducted themselves, not the colour of their skin, their gender, their nationality, religion or sexual persuasion. I carried this ethic into the British Army for which I served twenty seven years, during which I was very seriously injured and saw many friends die. None of this is privileged, it’s hard won and your comments diminish not only my life, but many others, this also affects my children, one of whom you are supposed to educate and help grow into a decent human being. I feel your email fails greatly in this respect, you should be beyond bandwagon jumping to help young people see through the fog.

You also mislead in you email. George Floyd was not a peaceful person, in 2009 he was convicted of assault and armed robbery after a home invasion where he jabbed a firearm into a pregnant woman’s stomach, who was also struck in the head and sides by Floyd. Before this he was convicted of a number of charges of armed robbery and drug possession. He was known as a violent offender to the police and on the day of his death had been reported for an offence that the police had to attend. I’m not an expert on police procedure, but I suspect dealing with a violent, gun possessing criminal takes a degree of control of the situation and whilst I don’t condone his death, there is more to this than him being the martyr you and others have made him out to be. It’s not that black lives matter, ALL lives matter and if the Police were wrong in his death, that’s a matter for justice, it doesn’t make make all white people privileged or racist.

It’s quite possible you need to get out and see a little of the world rather than passing judgement from your high alter.

I feel you have erred greatly and I now have concerns for my son’s education within your class and if your current conduct will allow him to approach the subject matter effectively with a balanced and fair view.

I have copied a number of people in to this email as I wish it to be registered as a complaint of your conduct and feel it should be investigated.

Could someone contact me to discuss this further.
Sadly this kind of attitude is endemic within our schools and universities
 
As before, I'd have considered it - as I've frequently stated

Anyway - enough deflection.
My position is pretty clear, as is yours - which if I may paraphrase a little - is that unless Chauvin takes to the stand in the full dress regalia of a Grand Wizard of the KKK you will refuse to accept even the possibility that race may have been a factor.

So answer the fucking question instead of building more strawmen - why is that?
That's because unless there is some evidence I don't throw around the race card. you asked earlier if there was any evidence that it wasnt racist. How the flying fuck are people suppose to show they arent racist?
Again it's people like you that give others pause for thought when dealing with minority. Am I going to be called racist for doing something involving a black person? Maybe so I just wont bother.
 
And here’s my response:

Dear Mrs xxxxxx,

I write in reply to your email and am disgusted at your virtue signalling within it.

How dare you tell me that I should be ashamed for the colour of my skin, how dare you imply that because I am white I am a casual racist.

I was born to hard working parents who taught me the values of hard work and accepting people for who they are and how they conducted themselves, not the colour of their skin, their gender, their nationality, religion or sexual persuasion. I carried this ethic into the British Army for which I served twenty seven years, during which I was very seriously injured and saw many friends die. None of this is privileged, it’s hard won and your comments diminish not only my life, but many others, this also affects my children, one of whom you are supposed to educate and help grow into a decent human being. I feel your email fails greatly in this respect, you should be beyond bandwagon jumping to help young people see through the fog.

You also mislead in you email. George Floyd was not a peaceful person, in 2009 he was convicted of assault and armed robbery after a home invasion where he jabbed a firearm into a pregnant woman’s stomach, who was also struck in the head and sides by Floyd. Before this he was convicted of a number of charges of armed robbery and drug possession. He was known as a violent offender to the police and on the day of his death had been reported for an offence that the police had to attend. I’m not an expert on police procedure, but I suspect dealing with a violent, gun possessing criminal takes a degree of control of the situation and whilst I don’t condone his death, there is more to this than him being the martyr you and others have made him out to be. It’s not that black lives matter, ALL lives matter and if the Police were wrong in his death, that’s a matter for justice, it doesn’t make make all white people privileged or racist.

It’s quite possible you need to get out and see a little of the world rather than passing judgement from your high alter.

I feel you have erred greatly and I now have concerns for my son’s education within your class and if your current conduct will allow him to approach the subject matter effectively with a balanced and fair view.

I have copied a number of people in to this email as I wish it to be registered as a complaint of your conduct and feel it should be investigated.

Could someone contact me to discuss this further.


If possible please let us know how this pans out I suspect I am not the only one... Ta Halo
 

Tyk

LE
If possible please let us know how this pans out I suspect I am not the only one... Ta Halo

Indeed @dingerr , I'm sure many here can predict what the response will look like and it's fair to guess it will take a few days to appear (if it ever does) as odds are the teacher will get some advice from grownups before the response happens. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the response is from the Head or Governors.
Your response was pretty well measured and I feel well restrained as I can imagine you'd far rather have torn into her.
 
And here’s my response:

Dear Mrs xxxxxx,

I write in reply to your email and am disgusted at your virtue signalling within it.

How dare you tell me that I should be ashamed for the colour of my skin, how dare you imply that because I am white I am a casual racist.

I was born to hard working parents who taught me the values of hard work and accepting people for who they are and how they conducted themselves, not the colour of their skin, their gender, their nationality, religion or sexual persuasion. I carried this ethic into the British Army for which I served twenty seven years, during which I was very seriously injured and saw many friends die. None of this is privileged, it’s hard won and your comments diminish not only my life, but many others, this also affects my children, one of whom you are supposed to educate and help grow into a decent human being. I feel your email fails greatly in this respect, you should be beyond bandwagon jumping to help young people see through the fog.

You also mislead in you email. George Floyd was not a peaceful person, in 2009 he was convicted of assault and armed robbery after a home invasion where he jabbed a firearm into a pregnant woman’s stomach, who was also struck in the head and sides by Floyd. Before this he was convicted of a number of charges of armed robbery and drug possession. He was known as a violent offender to the police and on the day of his death had been reported for an offence that the police had to attend. I’m not an expert on police procedure, but I suspect dealing with a violent, gun possessing criminal takes a degree of control of the situation and whilst I don’t condone his death, there is more to this than him being the martyr you and others have made him out to be. It’s not that black lives matter, ALL lives matter and if the Police were wrong in his death, that’s a matter for justice, it doesn’t make make all white people privileged or racist.

It’s quite possible you need to get out and see a little of the world rather than passing judgement from your high alter.

I feel you have erred greatly and I now have concerns for my son’s education within your class and if your current conduct will allow him to approach the subject matter effectively with a balanced and fair view.

I have copied a number of people in to this email as I wish it to be registered as a complaint of your conduct and feel it should be investigated.

Could someone contact me to discuss this further.

You spelled 'altar' incorrectly. 9/10 See Me.

Other than that, an excellent, beautifully-composed riposte to an obviously weapons grade, self-righteous twat. Like Halo says, keep us posted.
 
Not murdering black people is usually a good start.
So just kill white people then to prove you arent a racist.
Like the black cop did a few years ago in the same city.
 
Here’s a lovely email my son received from school today:

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a lovely half term and your quizzes have gone well so far- the end is in sight. The focus of today’s bulletin is something that we would have already been spending much of the week talking about if we were in school like normal and that is the death of George Floyd and its implications.

As I’m sure you’ll have heard, George Floyd was an unarmed black man, a peace activist and respected community leader, detained by white police and subsequently died at their hands, murdered by Officer Derek Chauvin. This has sparked protests across the US and in areas of the UK and celebrities have tried to raise awareness through Blackout Tuesday across social media. Now, this is not a new issue- I can even remember talking to some of you guys about this in a Y8 RE lesson and playing you ‘White Privilege II’ by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. What I would like us all to think about today is the role that each of us plays in ending the need for such action.

1. For those among us who are white, check your privilege. Be aware that you have been born into a situation of privilege. You do not need to be scared if the police arrest you. You do not assume that when you don’t get a job it is because of your skin colour. If you are unsure of what privilege means or how it might affect things, then check out this powerful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5fbQ1-zps

2. Educate yourselves. Make yourself aware of what others are going through but also educate yourself about different cultures and ways of living.

3. Challenge racism. It is not enough to not be racist we must be anti-racist. This means refusing to accept or tolerate when those around us act in a racist way.

4. Advocate for those who have less of a voice. Your race may have given you a voice that is more likely to be heard than someone else’s. You need to speak out and claim justice for those who cannot.

5. Continue to reflect and progress. This is not an issue that is going to be over in 2020 and it is important that we make a conscious effort to continue to improve ourselves to help. Personally, I am going to buy Francesca more books featuring diversity so that she understands and accepts as she grows up.


Time for reflection

Here is an article about the experience of African-Americans when it comes to law and order in the US. How does this make you feel? Does it inspire you to want to make a change?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52877678
You're not joking are you?
 
And here’s my response:

Dear Mrs xxxxxx,

I write in reply to your email and am disgusted at your virtue signalling within it.

How dare you tell me that I should be ashamed for the colour of my skin, how dare you imply that because I am white I am a casual racist.

I was born to hard working parents who taught me the values of hard work and accepting people for who they are and how they conducted themselves, not the colour of their skin, their gender, their nationality, religion or sexual persuasion. I carried this ethic into the British Army for which I served twenty seven years, during which I was very seriously injured and saw many friends die. None of this is privileged, it’s hard won and your comments diminish not only my life, but many others, this also affects my children, one of whom you are supposed to educate and help grow into a decent human being. I feel your email fails greatly in this respect, you should be beyond bandwagon jumping to help young people see through the fog.

You also mislead in you email. George Floyd was not a peaceful person, in 2009 he was convicted of assault and armed robbery after a home invasion where he jabbed a firearm into a pregnant woman’s stomach, who was also struck in the head and sides by Floyd. Before this he was convicted of a number of charges of armed robbery and drug possession. He was known as a violent offender to the police and on the day of his death had been reported for an offence that the police had to attend. I’m not an expert on police procedure, but I suspect dealing with a violent, gun possessing criminal takes a degree of control of the situation and whilst I don’t condone his death, there is more to this than him being the martyr you and others have made him out to be. It’s not that black lives matter, ALL lives matter and if the Police were wrong in his death, that’s a matter for justice, it doesn’t make make all white people privileged or racist.

It’s quite possible you need to get out and see a little of the world rather than passing judgement from your high alter.

I feel you have erred greatly and I now have concerns for my son’s education within your class and if your current conduct will allow him to approach the subject matter effectively with a balanced and fair view.

I have copied a number of people in to this email as I wish it to be registered as a complaint of your conduct and feel it should be investigated.

Could someone contact me to discuss this further.
Excellent response - and a complaint is entirely appropriate.
 

Mattb

LE
So just kill white people then to prove you arent a racist.
Like the black cop did a few years ago in the same city.
Well that would be one way (you could also kill black people and white people to reduce the suspicion) but not murdering anyone is probably a better bet.
 
You're not joking are you?

No, that was sent to my son.

I’ll be pursuing it, the school will be told to teach him the syllabus and nothing else, they are to keep their opinions and politics to themselves.

Indicating that someone should be ashamed because they are white is disgraceful.
 
Like the black cop did a few years ago in the same city.

I don’t remember that? Were there any mass protests in countries across the world?
 
No, that was sent to my son.

I’ll be pursuing it, the school will be told to teach him the syllabus and nothing else, they are to keep their opinions and politics to themselves.

Indicating that someone should be ashamed because they are white is disgraceful.
Go one further and tell them you consider their implied message as having elements of 'hate speech' within - and watch them collectively shit themselves.
 
I'm going to give one of these to all concerned, just to show how racial equality has been embedded in the UK.

It's a bit gay as well, so that should just be better, init.

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Go one further and tell them you consider their implied message as having elements of 'hate speech' within - and watch them collectively shit themselves.

Id have to be emphatically ignorant as they are to somehow shoehorn that in there.
 
Id have to be emphatically ignorant as they are to somehow shoehorn that in there.
Well you've got to use your shoehorn for something, I suppose.
 
I don’t remember that? Were there any mass protests in countries across the world?
Certainly not, Mattb wasnt around to hint at underlying racism for some reason.
 
Well that would be one way (you could also kill black people and white people to reduce the suspicion) but not murdering anyone is probably a better bet.
It would be a bit hard to acuse a white person of racism if they kill another white person. A foolproof idea.
 
i will admit to being Cüntist and have been known to treat cünts like, errrr well, cünts really.

However, cünts lives matter (just not very much)
 

Chef

LE
And here’s my response:

Dear Mrs xxxxxx,

I write in reply to your email and am disgusted at your virtue signalling within it.

How dare you tell me that I should be ashamed for the colour of my skin, how dare you imply that because I am white I am a casual racist.

I was born to hard working parents who taught me the values of hard work and accepting people for who they are and how they conducted themselves, not the colour of their skin, their gender, their nationality, religion or sexual persuasion. I carried this ethic into the British Army for which I served twenty seven years, during which I was very seriously injured and saw many friends die. None of this is privileged, it’s hard won and your comments diminish not only my life, but many others, this also affects my children, one of whom you are supposed to educate and help grow into a decent human being. I feel your email fails greatly in this respect, you should be beyond bandwagon jumping to help young people see through the fog.

You also mislead in you email. George Floyd was not a peaceful person, in 2009 he was convicted of assault and armed robbery after a home invasion where he jabbed a firearm into a pregnant woman’s stomach, who was also struck in the head and sides by Floyd. Before this he was convicted of a number of charges of armed robbery and drug possession. He was known as a violent offender to the police and on the day of his death had been reported for an offence that the police had to attend. I’m not an expert on police procedure, but I suspect dealing with a violent, gun possessing criminal takes a degree of control of the situation and whilst I don’t condone his death, there is more to this than him being the martyr you and others have made him out to be. It’s not that black lives matter, ALL lives matter and if the Police were wrong in his death, that’s a matter for justice, it doesn’t make make all white people privileged or racist.

It’s quite possible you need to get out and see a little of the world rather than passing judgement from your high alter.

I feel you have erred greatly and I now have concerns for my son’s education within your class and if your current conduct will allow him to approach the subject matter effectively with a balanced and fair view.

I have copied a number of people in to this email as I wish it to be registered as a complaint of your conduct and feel it should be investigated.

Could someone contact me to discuss this further.

Going by the tone of the school's letter I will make a prediction about their view on your letter

As @BuckFelize observed

'Mr Dingerr spelled 'alter' wrong. Therefore he is a typical, ignorant white man and unworthy of being taken seriously.'

I think they'd be surprised if you didn't have a white van.
 
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