Could anxiety be linked to the fear of being racist?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28967427

It seems as though as people of a majority such as the white ethnicity we are increasingly worried about being racist.

This idea comes after over 1000 children were found to have been groomed in Rotherham.

What are your thoughts? Do you think some people are afraid of speaking out of fear of being accused of being a racist?
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Kvothe the Arcane
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Yes. I do think this is often the case.
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Yes. I think there are too many people who will shout racist when it is not the case. It really is a case of Political Correctness gone mad.

I try not to be politically correct because it really takes the fun out of life.
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Yep, definitely, and it is a damn shame.
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I'm sure accusing someone of being racist is also an act of racism
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No surprise. The liberal system we have in this country means we can not do anything in case of being done up for racial hatred. Minority groups might get offended if we put an England flag up on our car or if we ask for black coffee or if we take a giant **** outside their house. It sucks to be white and English in this country.
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Are you suggesting "The Rain in Rotherham dont seem to bother em" but being called racist does?
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(Original post by The Right)
No surprise. The liberal system we have in this country means we can not do anything in case of being done up for racial hatred. Minority groups might get offended if we put an England flag up on our car or if we ask for black coffee or if we take a giant **** outside their house. It sucks to be white and English in this country.
I am white and English and in this country, and I seem to be able to live my life perfectly well without offending minority groups left and right. In my experience you have to go well out of your way to offend one.

(And wtf is the "taking a giant **** outside their house" example? Duh, they're going to be offended! I would be!)
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(Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
I am white and English and in this country, and I seem to be able to live my life perfectly well without offending minority groups left and right. In my experience you have to go well out of your way to offend one.

(And wtf is the "taking a giant **** outside their house" example? Duh, they're going to be offended! I would be!)
Hey it hasn't affected me personally but I was talking for the whole ethnicity as a whole. I probably had one of the most racially diverse group of mates ever and we were always having racist banta with eachother. It was like real life South Park everyday. In fact my school was racially diverse and we were racist to each other everyday and made a laugh out of it.

I thought that was normal
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What the ****? Anxiety, really? Get a grip.

Say what you wish but if you're being racist don't be surprised when people call you out on it. So if you have a fear of being labelled as racist, here's an idea.. stop being racist.

Those poor children were let down because officials didn't do their job properly & let it carry on for years. "Fear of being called a racist" is not an excuse, its actually pathetic and pretty insulting to the victims.
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(Original post by SophiaLDN)
What the ****? Anxiety, really? Get a grip.

Say what you wish but if you're being racist don't be surprised when people call you out on it. So if you have a fear of being labelled as racist, here's an idea.. stop being racist.

Those poor children were let down because officials didn't do their job properly & let it carry on for years. "Fear of being called a racist" is not an excuse, its actually pathetic and pretty insulting to the victims.

I do have a fear of being called racist ... not because I am one, which I'm definitely not ... but because if I say anything to some of an ethnic minority I'll be branded one - well at least I'm worried (anxiety) that I will.
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