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    If you only want to interact/associate with "white" people, you should stop being on TSR for one.
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    I think the negative aspect here is mainly the assumption that because they are not white theyr speech will be such you cannot understand them properly.

    You choose what job you want to do. It's not really 'racist' not to take a certain job..

    People use this label too much
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    so what, you're lucky to have gotten a job in this recession anyway, and you're there to work and earn money not have a chinwag, who cares if they're black white blue or green :rolleye:
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    (Original post by Cultivated)
    If you only want to interact/associate with "white" people, you should stop being on TSR for one.
    Hey, even if he did have a big problem its probably better for him to be on here exposed to many different types of view and people than barred from such contact?
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    Jimmy Ur Racist

    Im Black And This Offends Me

    Because You Chose Not To Work At Mcdonalds Because Of Their Colour Of Skin

    And Most Black And Asian People Speak Normal English Accents

    U Shud Broaden Ur Horizons And Not Just Stick In The Comfort Zone And Get To Know The Other Races
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    (Original post by FyreFight)
    No. You see threads on here all the time from minorities asking whether there are other asian/black people at certain unis, and people are completely sympathetic.

    A white person not wanting to work at McD's because there are no other whites is exactly the same sort of thing.
    Very true actually.

    I can understand when the 'Asian/black/Caucasian/Oriental' folks are foreign (i.e. international) students who are being thrown into a new culture - but ethnic groups who have lived in Britannia all their life don't really have an excuse.

    Many rudebyoi dexi crews don't like mixing/jamming with Caucasian Rahh's and vice versa - wonder why?

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    Not wrong because it's your decision and choice ultimately and you're not affecting anybody but yourself. If you'd rather be unemployed/broke fine. Bit silly turning down a legit job and money because you think you won't get on with other people as a result of their race, but it's up to you. Just like it would be silly for a black/asian kid to turn down a place at a good uni and go to a lesser uni for no reason other than race (it happens), but it would be their decision and nobody can really contest it. But we'd never get anywhere if we all thought like that, would we eh?

    However you sound like you have some personal prejudisms you need to work out for yourself. At least it's looks that way by the way you phrase yourself and your choice of words.
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    (Original post by FyreFight)
    No. You see threads on here all the time from minorities asking whether there are other asian/black people at certain unis, and people are completely sympathetic.

    A white person not wanting to work at McD's because there are no other whites is exactly the same sort of thing.
    Both is disgraceful and outright racist.
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    Just out of interest, what if they were all white but polish, would you be fine working there then?
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    (Original post by LeeDalchow)
    Both is disgraceful and outright racist.
    No.
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    (Original post by jimmy19)
    Is it wrong/racist to want to work with largely white people? (I'm white obviously)
    Yes.
    You are a racist.
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    (Original post by Chrrye)
    No.
    Why not, Cherry?

    squish.
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    (Original post by George231086)
    Just out of interest, what if they were all white but polish, would you be fine working there then?
    Good point. If the OP had said "British" in place of white, this would be a different thread.
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    :facepalm:
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    No it is not wrong to feel like that. Why should you feel out of place working in the country you were born in
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    I'd say it's racist, yes; but then, you're the only one losing out for it, OP.
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    (Original post by jimmy19)
    I was offered a job in McDonald's but turned it down because nearly all the people that work there are black or asian (mainly chinese). I've nothing against them but I just get the feeling I won't feel happy working there because they all have strong accents and I wont be able to have decent conversations with them. Is it wrong/racist to want to work with largely white people? (I'm white obviously) My friends and family are pretty divided on this.
    No it is not racism, it is comfort level. AND it is only considered racist if white people feel this way. You would probably feel left out, sad but true. For God's sake, work wher you would feel comfortable. There is no need to meet the agenda of others. "Racism" is so overused, it has lost all meaning. Get some guts people.
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    (Original post by jimmy19)
    I was offered a job in McDonald's but turned it down because nearly all the people that work there are black or asian (mainly chinese). I've nothing against them but I just get the feeling I won't feel happy working there because they all have strong accents and I wont be able to have decent conversations with them. Is it wrong/racist to want to work with largely white people? (I'm white obviously) My friends and family are pretty divided on this.
    Judging people? On the basis of race and ethnic accents? Racist? Neeeeeeh. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by FyreFight)
    No. You see threads on here all the time from minorities asking whether there are other asian/black people at certain unis, and people are completely sympathetic.

    A white person not wanting to work at McD's because there are no other whites is exactly the same sort of thing.
    They and their sympathisers aren't doing it because they worry the other races won't be pleasant to study/ work alongside, so these cases are slightly different. Also still can be construed as being racist.

    (Original post by jimmy19)
    Agreed. I don't see how people can't understand this. If I was Asian and I didn't want to work with mainly white people, no-one would criticise it.
    No, no. You'd simply be a penis head.

    (Original post by shirley7)
    I've learnt not to post threads like this on here. You'll be called all sorts by these lefties who think it's racist to describe a black man as a black man.
    Well when you're assuming a given negative of a group of people on the basis of their race you're kinda signalling you're up for it..
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    The only person out of pocket will be you, turning down a job for your stated reason seems really silly. You may have had a few concerns but it's Mcdonalds all you had to do is turn up, do what your boss tells you to do and get paid. No-one would have expected you to socialise with your colleagues.
 
 
 
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