Diane Abbott says live 8 is racist

Is Live 8 Racist

  • Yes it is racist

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  • dont care

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#3
Burn the witch.

can you not add an option that reads along these lines

she is a stupid twat, but i dont care as the gig for charidy is a complete bag of baws!
 
#4
I think it rather depends whether they asked any "minority" acts doesn't it? If they did ask and were told no, then whose fault is it?
If there is any predjudice there I suspect it is more likely to be musical rather than racial, with the majority of black British acts not being the sort of music that Geldof and co. either have much to do with or think will suit this kind of event.
 
#7
Thanks WB,

I recall Geldork said he didnt want the Spice Girls playing as he wanted acts that would pull in the crowds.

So there we have it, as usual its not about the job or the best way of getting the money in its about "being fair" she is a fool.

The BBC is also looking to recruit 12% ethnic minorities, even though only 8% of the population fall into this category, its all about being "fair". The reason events like Live 8 are usually sucessful is that idiots like Daine Abbot are not the bookers.

Stupid cow :roll:
 
#8
Make smoke and zigzag , this is an attempt to discredit Geldof and earn a pat on the back from Shrub.
 
#9
Mariah Carey has been invited? Is this the same Ms Carey that said something along the lines of...

"I hate seeing all those poor children in Africa. It makes me feel bad. They're all so effortlessly skinny and I've been trying to slim down like that for ages!"

Good effort Bob, nice choice.
 
#10
Y_Delyn said:
Mariah Carey has been invited? Is this the same Ms Carey that said something along the lines of...

"I hate seeing all those poor children in Africa. It makes me feel bad. They're all so effortlessly skinny and I've been trying to slim down like that for ages!"

Good effort Bob, nice choice.
Would you believe that she was held as the sole 'black artist' to perform at the live8 gig

BLACK???

Since when was she black? Was it when her career went down the pan and she saw a gap in the market for a sex kitten who hung out with 'gangstas' and got her puppies out?? :D
 
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#11
Agent_Smith said:
Would you believe that she was held as the sole 'black artist' to perform at the live8 gig

BLACK???

Since when was she black? Was it when her career went down the pan and she saw a gap in the market for a sex kitten who hung out with 'gangstas' and got her puppies out?? :D
Actually her Dad was black... I'm ashamed to admit it but I was so bored I watched part of a documentary about her in my hotel room in the States recently.
 
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#13
Geldof actually said that he didn’t include any "minority" acts because there are none that pull in the crowds, make as much money, and could bring enough attention to the Live 8 concert in the same way that U2, Robbie Williams, and the rest of the line up can.
That sounds like a good enough reason to me, the whole point is to raise enough money for charity as possible and not to put X amount of black or white bands on stage.

Why is it that whenever a "minority" group doesn’t appear to be involved in something, the PC crowd immediately start screaming “racism”.
Right now I’m sitting in an office with no black people, I suppose someone is going to try and tell me there is something racist about that.
 
#14
Diane Abbott probably thinks Cornish pasties are racist! Funny how racism wasn't an issue (but racial prejudice was) before these characters came along and founded a race relations industry? Also why when you fill out a census form does somebody half white, half black have to be mixed race -black? My public school educated sister-in-law is half black and half white but makes Clarissa Dixon Wright look positively common!! she thinks of herself as British but it is only the likes of Diane Abbott who would ever asume that she had sufficient in common with her Mauritian father's roots to be considered anything other than posh totty from bournemouth! Which is a bit racist on their parts...oh and she's a nurse! :D :D :D :D
 
#17
LIVE 8 CONCERT06.06.2005


Abbott, Diane
That this House congratulates the Make Poverty History campaign and welcomes the Live 8 concert to take place in Hyde Park on 2nd July; regrets however that the concert, aimed at raising awareness of poverty in Africa by showcasing the cream of musical talent, has so far failed to include a single Black British, African or Caribbean artist; further notes that out of a total of 22 acts, only Mariah Carey can be counted as being from an ethnic minority; and calls for this otherwise excellent campaign to engage a more diverse range or artists in order to reflect London's diverse communities and to include in this commendable effort those very people it is trying to help.
 
#18
That this House congratulates the Make Poverty History campaign and welcomes the Live 8 concert to take place in Hyde Park on 2nd July; regrets however that the concert, aimed at raising awareness of poverty in Africa by showcasing the cream of musical talent, has so far failed to include a single Black British, African or Caribbean artist; further notes that out of a total of 22 acts, only Mariah Carey can be counted as being from an ethnic minority; and calls for this otherwise excellent campaign to engage a more diverse range or artists in order to reflect London's diverse communities and to include in this commendable effort those very people it is trying to help.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but she appears to be suggesting that poverty in Africa is a colour issue and not a political one.

When did anyone introduce colour as relevant in this debate?
 
#19
crazyfool said:
Folloing along these lines then does that mean we can call the MOBO racist as they discriminate against persons from non black origin
And the association of black police officers?

can i form a whitemans club because i share similar interests with them or would that rub the grain up the wrong way?
 
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#20
Awol said:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but she appears to be suggesting that poverty in Africa is a colour issue and not a political one.
A very good point, and if she is suggesting that poverty in Africa is a colour issue then that would make her a racist.
Should we not point that out to her?
Oh the irony!!!
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