Is Britain a racist country?

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  1. Rayc

    Rayc RIP

    I don't think so.

    It is merely the circumstance swamping the British Isles.

    And just a natural reaction!
  2. I experience racism every day.
  3. Racist to our own.
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  4. Rayc

    Rayc RIP

    I am sure you have good reasons to feel so.

    Alien cultures and alien religious impositions would make any native feel the same way as you do.

    And worse, when your Govt plays ball with these outside influence demanding and getting their way as against natural native environment.

    And to add insult to injury, blow up people, just to tell them that a new culture has come to stay and the natives better acquiesce to the same!
  5. I just hope we're tolerated when we are the ethnic minority in this country.
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  6. Monkey is NOT a race.

    On the serious side, the UK is not a racist country, unfortunately it has elements of racism within it. Show me a democratic nation that doesn't.
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  7. I agree. Being the only Mexican in Hartlepool isn't much fun.
  8. I enjoy being an effnic minority...never had any hint of racism, discounting being told I looked like a dodgy mediterrian car dealer, a thinner version of Renee (of Renate fame) and having 'Gypo' written on my bergan and people asking me if I tarmac'd drives at the weekend. Nope the UK is tolerant, infact it bends over backwards for us tokens...may be thats the problem?
  9. Rayc

    Rayc RIP

    I am keen to know the reaction since there is a subtle similarity where I come from!

    I will amplify lest I am misunderstood.

    We are an amalgam of races, religions and what have you.

    However, when one wants to impose oneself and his religion and culture to be recognised as something that is separate, it becomes worrisome.

    Of course, being secular, we bend.

    But how far should we bend is what is my quandary and I thought you all could help since you too have the same issue!
  10. Rayc

    Rayc RIP

    In our context, I say,

    Oh! ye'll take the high road and
    I'll take the low road,
    And I'll be in Scotland afore ye;

    But if you reach Scotland before me, so be it!
  11. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    Is there a reason that you've posted a ten year old article for discussion at all or do you have a very slow internet connection?
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  12. Rayc

    Rayc RIP

    That is a sad commentary.

    May I remind you of this:

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
    Or close the wall up with our English dead.
    In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a galled rock
    O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
    To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
    Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
    Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
    Have in these parts from morn till even fought
    And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
    Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
    That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
    Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
    And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
    Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
    The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
    That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
    For there is none of you so mean and base,
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'
  13. Well I'm certainly not racist, because racism is a crime.

    And crime is for black people!
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  14. In my experience those with "racial" hostilities do not dislike people on the basis of skin colour, but rather that skin colour is a fairly glaringly obvious manifestation of immigration, which a good number of people I know really do despise.

    My view - if you want to line people up against the wall and shoot them, start with the shower of shite politicians that have repeatedly ground their own citizens into the ground since the 1970s.
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  15. Rayc

    Rayc RIP

    Is standing up for your culture and your heritage a crime of being racist?

    Can those who have come to the UK for whatever be the reason, be not be British at least outwardly and be whatever within their homes and community.

    Must they impose that their religion, culture and traditions be accepted as the norm?
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