What is racism?

#1
I've been wondering this for a time now.

By the dictionary:
RACISM - prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

But in the light of events such as John Terry being labelled racist for calling a black man black, I'm really struggling to see how racism today relates to that definition.

Are we in a culture of different forms of racism - real racism, soft racism?
Does anybody nowadays actually have a genuine belief that one is better because of one's skin colour?
Is racism today merely a way of verbally abusing someone, with no real means?

This is the Int Cell, so try to keep it ... vaguely on topic please!
 
#4
My little brother (6) was recently involved in what his school called a "racial incident". Having been told by his friend to call the slightly older asian kid they were playing with a "chocolate poohead" and a "brown boy", he duly did so, as young kids are prone to. When told by his mum that he'd done something wrong, and asked if he understood that, he said "Yes. Poo is not a nice word.". The school said they were going to take it to the local authority before backing down.

So, by my reckoning, racism is something the happy-clappy brigade use to label anything that they deem offensive to other cultures, regardless of actual intent or meaning.
 
#7
So, by my reckoning, racism is something the happy-clappy brigade use to label anything that they deem offensive to other cultures, regardless of actual intent or meaning.
Yeah, I agree with you there.

I mean when JT called that black guy black, how was he actually discriminating? He was surrounded by his own black teammates!
 
#9
Racism?
It's a rod we've made to beat ourselves with.
I don't practice it myself knowingly, but most things you do now can be construed as,
I take everyone at face value and like or dislike as required.
 
#10
The school said they were going to take it to the local authority before backing down.

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That rings so ferkin true it hurts. Even the innocent are being harassed with this shape shifting pc bollocks. I would never be racist starting from the simple premise that it is impolite and then becoming more serious and principled beyond that. But there are certain types who will twist situations to suit there own agendas about racist effrontery which grips me!
 
#13
Yeah, I agree with you there.

I mean when JT called that black guy black, how was he actually discriminating? He was surrounded by his own black teammates!


possibly the add on "Bastard" may of had something to do with it (allegedly)
 

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#17
Yeah, I agree with you there.

I mean when JT called that black guy black, how was he actually discriminating? He was surrounded by his own black teammates!
Because footballers are ******* scum and the only answer is to wipe them from the face of the earth. They speak a different language - "On me ed son". "Well its the Offside Trap innit?". What the **** is that all about?

Wayne Rooney? £250,000 a week. For being a fat ugly ******* pudding who can hoof a football? Deport him back where he came from.

All the football stadiums in the UK are worth an estimated £87bn. That is 467 hospitals and 658 schools for small children. If you built flats on their useless stadiums it could house an estimated 356,792,678 families.

I do not have a racist bone in my body and I am not a swearing man, but I swear to God, I ******* hate footballers.

I hope no footballers were offended by this post. I am not a footballist. Straights I am not.
 
#18
Racist is a term for white people, if you are white you are racist by default


Misogyny. Refers to men. Does it have a female equivalent? Man hater? Feminist?

It makes me mad how men are victimised by the law too.

Just like what he says. I wouldn't be offended by 'cracker', 'whitey' 'snowdrop' or 'honkey'.

What about the religious insult 'Kafir'? Well I think I'd be proud of that title. It demonstrates the ability to sneer at idiocy.
 
#20
Misogyny. Refers to men. Does it have a female equivalent? Man hater? Feminist?

It makes me mad how men are victimised by the law too.

Just like what he says. I wouldn't be offended by 'cracker', 'whitey' 'snowdrop' or 'honkey'.

What about the religious insult 'Kafir'? Well I think I'd be proud of that title. It demonstrates the ability to sneer at idiocy.
Misandrist. Nobody uses it though. Insert rant about gender inequality, etc.
 

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