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I know a lot of people talk about racism in Britain, but I haven't really encountered it among the old so much as I have people from other countries. In my experience, Americans usually seem really tolerant, but Australians can be quite bad and a lot of European people I know are also surprisingly so. I wonder if it's a cultural difference.

(In b4 someone misunderstands racism and accuses me of being racist based on the above sentence.) :rolleyes:
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Those comments will affect no one. You could've not brought it up, but you did, now you've made black people insecure.
nope i'm fine bro
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Maybe she just meant that he was a bit creepy.

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Lmfao. "Looks like it's time to oil up" is my fave tho
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Lmfao. "Looks like it's time to oil up" is my fave tho
I changed it
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I changed it
Thanks hun
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tigger?

I'd say

eenie meenie minie mo, catch a goblin by his toe, if he squeals let him go, ernie meenie minie mo!
Yup we always said 'catch a tigger by his toe' at my primary school, no idea why tbh


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To be fair, they grew up in a different generation.

When they all die out, things will get much better. Time is the biggest healer :yep:
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My granddad is very racist but he hates everyone, particularly the English.
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My granddad is very racist but he hates everyone, particularly the English.
Granddad not English?
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Granddad not English?
He is Irish. He is from Belfast (technically British too but he would hate you saying that ) so that should explain it.
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To be honest, we only develop the attitudes that we're brought up to. When today's pensioners were born, there would have been very, very few people who weren't white in this country, and everyone is scared (or at least wary) of the unknown. Attitudes are changing, but only as education changes. Within a couple of generations things will be very different.

It's not like they're being intentionally racist with the intent to hurt somebody/their feelings.

When I was younger I was terrified of being on a plane with a Muslim. I was physically scared getting on a flight to New York in 2006, and even then I was old enough to know better! Yes, it sounds ridiculous now, but after listening to all the media attention, plus opinions of older relatives, I was convinced that we wouldn't complete the journey. But now, through education, I realise that it was all rubbish. But people who haven't had that education will still hold the same beliefs.
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(Original post by Wilfred Little)
He is Irish. He is from Belfast (technically British too but he would hate you saying that ) so that should explain it.
The best approach to take I think is to hate everyone equally.
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I find this very disappointing.
Aren't you suppose to be dead?
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Yup we always said 'catch a tigger by his toe' at my primary school, no idea why tbh


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We had fishy. Fishes don't even have toes :confused:

My grandad can be pretty racist, which surprises me because as a Jewish boy growing up he would have seen the effects of racism against his own people happening in another country. My 105 year old great grandmother is more tolerant than him. I dated an Indian Muslim and he was not happy at all! Invited him for Christmas dinner and he kept beating my grandad at cards probably didn't help improve my grandad's perception of him, especially when my mum accidentally let slip that we were sleeping together! Shame I can't think of someone I could date that would upset him more.
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(Original post by Harley)
Yup we always said 'catch a tigger by his toe' at my primary school, no idea why tbh


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Eenie meenie mo is very old, and there are dozens of versions. Unfortunately the racist one (which is a very modern version- the rhyme has versions predating that one) made it into print first, and then became very widespread.

And since then people have been trying to preserve the accustomed rhyme-scheme of the racist one, without using the offensive word. Some of the attempts are more obvious than others. Tigger? For crying out loud! That's too close to the original. We use tiger over where I live.
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I've experienced some racist from old people, but ah well they grew up in a different generation I guess. Once one old man was abusing me I wanted to smack him, but I thought he's old so I'll let him off.
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(Original post by Octopus_Garden)
Eenie meenie mo is very old, and there are dozens of versions. Unfortunately the racist one (which is a very modern version- the rhyme has versions predating that one) made it into print first, and then became very widespread.

And since then people have been trying to preserve the accustomed rhyme-scheme of the racist one, without using the offensive word. Some of the attempts are more obvious than others. Tigger? For crying out loud! That's too close to the original. We use tiger over where I live.
Well I'd never twigged what tigger was close to until I was 12 and heard my granny saying the original version, I'd always just assumed it was about Winnie the Pooh. Maybe i was just a very naive child


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My friend was telling me how his 96 year old grandma was watching Ready Steady Cook, and remarked how 'it is scary that people like that might be touching your food' whilst pointing an accusing finger at Ainsley Harriot, when my friend enquired about what she meant by 'people like that' she said 'you know the blacks.' Needless to say he was disgusted, have any of you got any similar stories?
Like Oprah said “There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die,”. Harsh but ....
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My gran is pretty racist.
She's okay being around other races, so not in that sense, but she's a gross generaliser.
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(Original post by Harley)
Well I'd never twigged what tigger was close to until I was 12 and heard my granny saying the original version, I'd always just assumed it was about Winnie the Pooh. Maybe i was just a very naive child


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It doesn't sound bad unless you know. But if you know, it sounds awful!

My father-in-law would have a field day with it. He tried to tell me eenie meeie mo was intrinsically racist and always had been (this is why I know so much about it!) when he heard us using the tiger version! Tigger would send him into paroxyms.
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