Tariq Gafur - Is it actually racism...?

#1
ye know, i was reading through the Times the other day, and spotted yet another ariticle on this spat between him and Ian Blair.

Now, it seems to me that if Ian didn't particularly like the guy, then he wouldnt promote him. Now, in most other lines of work, then this would be fine.. Probably. Maybe.

Anyway.

It seems like if Gafur was white, then there would be no issue.

However, because Gafur happens to be Ethnic minority, then it suddenly becomes racism... :roll:

Thoughts?
 
#2
if this happened in Britain then i would say he is the Ethnic Majority.
 
#3
If Blair is the boss, and Gaffur is his 2IC then obviously the commissioner can't invent a rank above his own and jump Gaffur two ranks. Perhaps he (Gaffur) thought Blair might resign his post and recommend him for the post :roll:

The Globe and Mail said:
HERE
A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said he understood that Mr. Ghaffur had initiated legal proceedings at an employment tribunal, but said the force had not yet been served with legal papers and could offer no further comment.

Mr. Ghaffur, born in Uganda to parents of Pakistani descent, joined Manchester's police force in 1974. He switched to the Metropolitan Police in 1999 and rose to assistant commissioner — the force's third-highest position — in 2001.
see also HERE for news regarding Gaffur's legal rep.

One has to wonder whether he thinks he would have done better in the country of his birth.

Gaffur appears to be to be an attention seeking racist.
 
#4
It's about ego. Nothing more.

msr
 
#8
Ruthless people (who have gone as far as they can go) will stop at nothing to get what they want, and abuse of legislation that is designed to protect vulnerable people is one way to do that.

I suspect that greedy legal advice also fuels these situations. The sadest thing of all is that this sort of behavior ensures that when the ordinary man/woman in the street really needs the protection of equality legislation they find the redress complicated by the legacy of those who seek to abuse the system.

I hope that common sense prevails.
 
#9
I suspect this situation would never have happened in an organisation which had stronger leadership. Chancers will always be chancers, & you reap what you sow. Having read the Daily Hate's (yes I know) appraisal of the lawyer involved, I imagine the litigants involved might well have sad faces too at the end of this saga.
 
#11
The racism here is from the complainant.

Comes here as an asylum seeker, ends up as one of the most senior police in the country and claims racism!

Incredible.

Try being a white working class heterosexual applying to join the met if you want to see racial discrimination in action!
 
#13
rockape34 said:
If Blair is the boss, and Gaffur is his 2IC then obviously the commissioner can't invent a rank above his own and jump Gaffur two ranks. Perhaps he (Gaffur) thought Blair might resign his post and recommend him for the post :roll:

The Globe and Mail said:
HERE
A spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said he understood that Mr. Ghaffur had initiated legal proceedings at an employment tribunal, but said the force had not yet been served with legal papers and could offer no further comment.

Mr. Ghaffur, born in Uganda to parents of Pakistani descent, joined Manchester's police force in 1974. He switched to the Metropolitan Police in 1999 and rose to assistant commissioner — the force's third-highest position — in 2001.
see also HERE for news regarding Gaffur's legal rep.

One has to wonder whether he thinks he would have done better in the country of his birth.

Gaffur appears to be to be an attention seeking racist.
For sure, Big Idi Amin would have loved him!
 
#14
I socialise with a fair cross section of the Met Police. Much as though many officers wouldn't have the time of day for Ian Blair, all of my friends are unanimous in saying that the man hasn't a racist bone in his body.
 
#15
Alec_Lomas said:
I socialise with a fair cross section of the Met Police. Much as though many officers wouldn't have the time of day for Ian Blair, all of my friends are unanimous in saying that the man hasn't a racist bone in his body.
Of course he's not racist; he's ridiculously politically correct; PC personified. I can't stand him for that, but I still hope he wins. Ideally, he would then proscribe the Black Police Association, but no, too PC for that :roll:
 
#16
Bravo_Zulu said:
Alec_Lomas said:
I socialise with a fair cross section of the Met Police. Much as though many officers wouldn't have the time of day for Ian Blair, all of my friends are unanimous in saying that the man hasn't a racist bone in his body.
Of course he's not racist; he's ridiculously politically correct; PC personified. I can't stand him for that, but I still hope he wins. Ideally, he would then proscribe the Black Police Association, but no, too PC for that :roll:
From outside, the Met looks like the paramilitary wing of the Race Relations industry; institutionally politically correct.

For this man to have been put in charge of the security of the Olympics, then claim that he is discriminated against because of his skin colour and religion, seems bizarre.
 
#17
Yeah, I don't get it. He's gone quite a way up the ladder. Maybe that was the problem, he was going up too fast and when his ascension stopped he couldn't handle it so went for the easy option.

How can you be in charge of Security of the Olympics yet claim that you're being held down because of what you are. This man is a fool who's only making things worse for other minorities out there.
 
#19
Amusing certainly.

However, he's not really... well... black is he...?

So why the HELL are they stickin' their oar in? Apart from because they are pretty retarded it seems.
 
#20
Squiggers said:
Amusing certainly.

However, he's not really... well... black is he...?

So why the HELL are they stickin' their oar in? Apart from because they are pretty retarded it seems.
For black read non-white.
 

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