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Racism and it's definition.

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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    So, we've heard a lot of people in the last few weeks claim that you can't be racist against white Polish people, Romani and other ethnic groups, etc

    I thought it might be quite helpful for these people to review what racism actual does mean.

    From the UN's International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination, Part 1, Article 1

    (Original post by UN)
    1. In this Convention, the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.

    Oh, so you can be racist against ethnic groups and nationalities, hmmm, lets have a look at the UK's law.

    From the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Section 28

    (1)An offence is [F1racially or religiously aggravated] for the purposes of sections 29 to 32 below if—(a)at the time of committing the offence, or immediately before or after doing so, the offender demonstrates towards the victim of the offence hostility based on the victim’s membership (or presumed membership) of a [F2racial or religious group]; or

    (b)the offence is motivated (wholly or partly) by hostility towards members of a [F2racial or religious group] based on their membership of that group.

    (4)In this section “racial group” means a group of persons defined by reference to race, colour, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origins.

    [F4(5)In this section “religious group” means a group of persons defined by reference to religious belief or lack of religious belief.]

    So according to both the UN and UK law, you can be racist against a nationality, ethnic group or someones citizenship. So, can we now stop using the absolutley ******** argument that 'it's not racist because x isn't a race' argument, 'cause frankly, it's total *******s.

    The only people who claim you can't be racist towards whites are those who follow Social Law, which is barmy in itself.

    To them Racism = Discrimination + Power.

    I agree, it's absurd.

    This should be stickied in the Society forum :lol:
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