posted 8 Jun 2020 13:20, edited 8 Jun 2020 13:20
It's interesting that the internet has made all of this possible, but could end up drowning out the kinds of discussion that will actually generate lasting change.
There's too many trolls, too many uber woke white people, and people more interested in creating memes than they are in actually wanting an end to racism.
As others have pointed out, I wonder if there'll still be protests once the online "interest" wanes.
On a side note, it made me laugh a little to see that one of the first people jumping on the Colston statue when it toppled looked white with dreadlocks. Is Bristol a particularly diverse city?
8 Jun 2020 13:34
As a 15 percent Mediterranean ponytailed man, I've faced all varieties of unnecessary abuse and backlash over the years for the way I look. Indeed, the abuse was much less in the 90's when the longer haired chap was en vogue. I'm thinking, China Crisis (quite apt), Boy meets Girl, Desperado and or course, Marti Pillow.
However in the naughties I had everything from home-made flame throwers to being whacked from behind by a giant foam hand. Whilst a large group saw a turning point having held sit in protests in hair salons and outside Parliament, it fell on deaf ears and our voices fell silent.
Thankfully, our saviour, little did we predict, was a trend from Japan, the top-knot.
8 Jun 2020 15:30
^ bollocks ! So what you’re saying is black people are inherently ‘worse’ people than white ? And this accounts for the fact they are 3 x more likely to be arrested than a white person and every other crime based statistic involving black people?
8 Jun 2020 15:39
No I’m asking you to explain why black people are 3x likely to be arrested, and likewise are disproportionate amount of black people in prison to. You’re saying society in UK treats all people the same, ‘life if what you make of it’ etc etc, then why is this the case ?
8 Jun 2020 16:03
If you pm me your address I'll send you the book if you'd like and then you can find out?
posted 8 Jun 2020 16:12, edited 8 Jun 2020 16:12
As a person of colour, can you go to school and university and get the education you want yes or no?
I am in no way of the opinion that racism exist, ofcorse it does, but the thought that every white person, be that police, government officials, or anybody else in the world is madness. The fact I haven't posted on my instagram about it, does that make me racist? Apparently so according to everyone on the internet!
8 Jun 2020 16:21
I don't think you understand what systemic racism is and I really do think having a read about it might help