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    Her son looks so embarrassed.
    His Mum will go hopefully explode in rage if he brings home a Nigiracuan girl.

    But I hope no one is surprised, because a lot of people are thinking this.
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    (Original post by DontJudge)
    Studies have shown proof of the criminal justice system being more racist towards black and asians than whites.

    Statistics show that black people are seven times more likely to get stopped by police than a white person.
    Police target young black males as they are statistically more likely to commit crime. Considering the fact that most black crime is black on black, this makes sense for everyone.
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    I actually had a similar experience to this video. Me and a couple of friends were on a late bus back from town, sitting at the back joking around. We weren't being especially loud or causing a fuss but some 40+ yr old beast of a woman starting yelling at us, telling us to go back to where we came from and kept shouting "Who's going to protect the English!!".

    Made even more strange by the fact that me and my friends were all clearly white, and british. All i can think is that she was so drunk she couldn't understand what we were saying. There were only a few people on the bus and they just ignored her as she was clearly mental. Bus driver was useless though, did absolutely nothing even though she squared up to my friend and tried to grab his neck when he got off the bus :\.

    I know enough ignorant people to know that arguing with them and trying to use any kind of logic is pointless. They'll still go on and on about how they need to defend their country from all the bad foreigners who hate Christmas and Santa and poppies and football shirts.
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    (Original post by blu tack)
    Only 2.3% of MPs are non-white. This is less than the % in the general population. Therefore they are underrepresented.
    Doesn't show they are underrepresented because of their race though. How many ethnics want to be MPs? Don't a lot of ethnic minorities under achieve in education? Nothing to do wit white privilege. Ethnic miniorites tend to have lower socioeconomic statuses.
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    (Original post by effofex)
    Surely it is well known that this 'privilege' applies only to a select few white people (in the context of the UK - particularly those who are connected to the landowning classes/old aristocracy) and that the majority of the white population do not really benefit from it.
    You'd think so wouldn't you?

    This is why people must always be treated as individuals; a normal white person should never be lumped in with the aristocrat who is favoured by society and happens to be white (as Britian was 99+% white when the land was divided up).
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    (Original post by lonelykatana)
    No. Yet how is it relevant.
    If you had, you'd know the answer to your question

    (Original post by Octohedral)
    I think racist thoughts do disappear when you get used to people, if not completely then significantly enough to make it irrelevant, and I also think that that process occurs in the mind as well as out loud
    Can't you see how this is contradictory?

    Who are you trying to convince anyway? We may rationalise the **** out of progressivist ideas/ideals but at the end of the day, we have certain instinctive reactions to certain sense perceptions, there's no getting away from the fact.. and negative experiences only enhance ill feeling (in some people, like me), unfortunately

    (Original post by Octohedral)
    And surprisingly enough I am white middle class
    Sussed that pretty quickly me hearty, hence NIMBY sheep - and I don't mean to sound harsh or nasty, just spitting the truth home dawg

    (Original post by bolly_mad)
    Countries such as Italy, Austria, etc once industrialised did not become superpowers
    I'm talking about proliferation of UK trade, and, one may say similar things about the themes behind growth in GDP over the industrial era. My point is that we owed just under half of our rise to trading hegemony to declining trade costs, as opposed to expansion of domestic productive capacity. A significant proportion of this decline in trade costs relates to advantages of empire so whilst she is fundamentally correct, you are right to suggest that Britain would not have enjoyed the same level of success without having had the opportunity to exploit foreign lands/people/markets

    (Original post by bolly_mad)
    Britain dismantled colonial regional industries and forced the locals to buy expensive British manufactured goods made from cheap raw materials from those very regions
    Indeed they did, but they also left institutions/infrastructure typically far more advanced/lasting in nature in their wake

    (Original post by bolly_mad)
    Net trade grew to 56% of Britain's GDP on productivity gains?
    No, 56% of the growth in trade as a proportion of GDP is attributable to domestic productivity gains (rather than anything relating [directly] to empire)

    (Original post by bolly_mad)
    4) Out of interest, what is the name of this book?
    It’s an article:

    Jacks, D. Novy, D. & Meissner, C (2010). “Trade Costs in the First Wave of Globalization”, Explorations in Economic History, 47:2, pp. 127 – 141
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    (Original post by blu tack)
    But to deny white privilege is just ridiculous.
    It's not ridiculous when so far no-one has been able to provide evidence of its existence beyond a check-list that for the most part states the obvious (that there are far more whites than non-whites in western countries).

    And I'll tell you as someone who grew up in a part of Britain that is exclusively white, where you could live your entire life without seeing a non-white person, that the people I grew up with were blind to race.
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    (Original post by blu tack)
    Have a look at the white privilege checklist--
    http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~scpp/pdfs/wh...echecklist.pdf
    That was absurd, mixed race people are overrepresented in the media/music industry. Is it racism, no they got the job on their own merits (I hope). As for the hair thing, it's supply and demand and there are more white people than black people.
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    (Original post by PendulumBoB)
    Police target young black males as they are statistically more likely to commit crime. Considering the fact that most black crime is black on black, this makes sense for everyone.
    However black people have a high percentage of being cautioned or released compared to white people who go into the next stage of being imprisoned. Does that not then show that the black people are being stopped uneccessarily?
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    Your vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Sri Lankan. Your shirt is African and Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. You car is Japanese. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers are Arabic, your letters Latin. And you complain that your neighbour is an immigrant? Pull yourself together, the English need other races in England. Uneducated, benefit scrounging, retarded woman.
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    (Original post by Annoying-Mouse)
    Doesn't show they are underrepresented because of their race though. How many ethnics want to be MPs? Don't a lot of ethnic minorities under achieve in education? Nothing to do wit white privilege. Ethnic miniorites tend to have lower socioeconomic statuses.
    Okay so why do ethnic minorities under achieve in education? Why don't they want to be MPs? Why do they tend to have lower socioeconomic status?
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    They are not. They make up 56.3% of the population, of which 46.9% are White British. The next biggest ethnic group are the Bangladeshi which are even less than half of the white population at 22.1%.
    Many of the whites are from all over Europe right?
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    Not surprised. White people are racist to the damn core!
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    (Original post by Smack)
    It's not ridiculous when so far no-one has been able to provide evidence of its existence beyond a check-list that for the most part states the obvious (that there are far more whites than non-whites in western countries).

    And I'll tell you as someone who grew up in a part of Britain that is exclusively white, where you could live your entire life without seeing a non-white person, that the people I grew up with were blind to race.
    Why haven't you addressed this - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009...ent-undercover - which shows that the more English your name is, the more likely you are to be called for a job interview?
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    (Original post by Sharpshooter)
    Exactly, so what Gnobe was saying was true. If we achieve to aim towards a society like that maybe we will get it eventually with a liberal immigration policy.
    Right so become the racist to prevent racism? Genius.

    Tell me, how long before Muslims start marrying black and white people en masse.
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    (Original post by PendulumBoB)
    That was absurd, mixed race people are overrepresented in the media/music industry. Is it racism, no they got the job on their own merits (I hope). As for the hair thing, it's supply and demand and there are more white people than black people.

    Oh hey, you forgot to address this - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009...ent-undercover

    and also about ethnic minority representation in parliament, executive positions etc.
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    One of the things which shocked me most about this video is the fact that I showed it to my White housemates and a couple of them did not see what the big deal was. They told me that they hear this kind of thing from friends and family members regularly,perhaps not said in such a vile manner,but they have heard these same points made countless times before. This worries me because I have always assumed that it has always been a small minority of England who share such an uneducated opinion,but the fact that 4 of my housemates said this is nothing new to them and they know many people who do not consider ethnic minorities 'British' even if they were born here.
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    Yeah she wouldn't be saying that if she moved abroad would she.
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    Im moving out of this country.
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    (Original post by blu tack)
    Oh hey, you forgot to address this - http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009...ent-undercover

    and also about ethnic minority representation in parliament, executive positions etc.
    Sorry (genuine accident )

    It wasn't really a representitive sample, also perhaps I'm being silly but I really wouldn't assume, "Alison Taylor" is black.

    Parliament is dominated by aristocrats (not normal whites) and I'm sure the exectutive position thing would improve if the academic attainment of minority groups improved.
 
 
 
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