How much of a racist are you?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Guy E » 21 Aug 2016, 19:02

sloopjohnc wrote:
Guy E wrote: But when I enter a social situation with Black people I look forward to it. The humor and laughter is usually at a much higher level than with an average assortment of White folks. The conversation tends to me more animated, more open somehow


Yes and no. I think it depends on how many white folk are around, ratio to black and white, and if the situation is comfortable or not.

Like I said, I've been to many family reunions with my brother-in-law's family and I've seen conversations change in tenor depending who people are talking to and the racial dynamics of the group.

But I've seen this guard put up among my Hispanic and gay friends too. The more comfortable the environment, the more natural or uninhibited people become.

Sure. I was thinking of situations where I'm the only white person or it's me and Zena, who's Turkish with North African blood. It is all about the comfort zone.

Racial dynamics are complicated.
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Guy E » 21 Aug 2016, 19:04

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I don't care who your eyes are drawn to. It's your remarks about Caucasian people being too culturally repressed to 'glow with joy' that I'm trying to unpack. Your follow up comments about Texas don't add weight to your argument, they are cliffside scrambling.

I lived in the USA for 62-years and I know how people behave and how they have changed through the years. Mistrust defines life for a lot of Americans. Perhaps you are not drawn to luminous female smiles in the same way that I am.

You're here to pick fights, so... pick away. That's your thing.


You're making less and less sense with each response.

So you're a closet lesbian who is drawn to a woman's smile and you think Americans are happier and more positive than they were in the past (when you didn't live here)? You're making no sense whatsoever.
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 21 Aug 2016, 19:17

Yeah, that's it.
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Aug 2016, 22:25

Goat Boy wrote:Do you think it has something to do with class rather than race?


Everthing's about class with you guys.

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby The Prof » 22 Aug 2016, 10:30

Guy E wrote:
The Prof wrote:People like people that are like themselves...

Ever hear the phrase, "Opposites attract?" If what you say is true nobody'd be makin' babies.


That's ridiculous.
People that share the same interests and outlook are attracted to each other.

According to some research we are slightly attracted to people that even look slightly like we do

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/th ... ho-look-us

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Guy E » 22 Aug 2016, 11:06

The Prof wrote:
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The Prof wrote:People like people that are like themselves...

Ever hear the phrase, "Opposites attract?" If what you say is true nobody'd be makin' babies.


That's ridiculous.
People that share the same interests and outlook are attracted to each other.

According to some research we are slightly attracted to people that even look slightly like we do

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/th ... ho-look-us

It's not ridiculous at all. I know couples who could be brother and sister and I know couples that are very, very different from one another. I certainly know lots of couples who do not look like they were cut from the same genetic cloth. Are shared values a key ingredient in a successful marriage? Yes, I would say so. But common interests aren't that important. In most marriages husband and wife pursue separate interests all the time.

None of which justifies the "voluntary segregation" of whites and Paki's in English pubs. How do you know that you have no shared interests with the Paki's just because they don't need No. 30 Sunblock during their holidays in the sun?
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby The Prof » 22 Aug 2016, 11:14

I don't know what you are talking about. "Voluntary segregation"?
People from Pakistan being 90% muslim probably don't go in pubs anyway

But groups of people going in pubs usually know each other from work, or college or school and mix freely - they gravitate towards each other because they like each other. Unless Huddersfield is totally different from the rest of the UK but I suspect it isn't

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Goat Boy » 22 Aug 2016, 11:16

Some very odd posts on this thread
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 22 Aug 2016, 11:25

This poisonous thread
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Aug 2016, 11:33

Goat Boy wrote:Some very odd posts on this thread



There have been. But it's fascinating too, isn't it?
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Goat Boy » 22 Aug 2016, 11:38

I'm sorry but I don't want to talk to you.

Voluntary segregation n all that
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Aug 2016, 11:40

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Guy E » 22 Aug 2016, 11:47

The Prof wrote:I don't know what you are talking about. "Voluntary segregation"?
People from Pakistan being 90% muslim probably don't go in pubs anyway

But groups of people going in pubs usually know each other from work, or college or school and mix freely - they gravitate towards each other because they like each other. Unless Huddersfield is totally different from the rest of the UK but I suspect it isn't

There was a thread some years ago in which the issue of "voluntary segregation" in pubs - a front room / back room divide - was debated at length. The Brits who patronize such pubs couldn't understand why the Americans thought the concept was so funny.
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby The Prof » 22 Aug 2016, 11:54

Don't remember the thread and have never seen or heard of anything remotely like this.

You are saying that British pubs divide on front room / back room lines by race? Whites in one room and Pakistanis in the other?

Anyone?

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Belle Lettre » 22 Aug 2016, 12:54

Stuck in the middle with you, mate
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby The Prof » 22 Aug 2016, 13:04

I've just spotted a lesbian with a handbag full of pakoras waving a Texan flag and dancing to Southern Death Cult.

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Aug 2016, 13:10

The Prof wrote:I've just spotted a lesbian with a handbag full of pakoras waving a Texan flag and dancing to Southern Death Cult.


How many degrees of joy would you say she was exuding?
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Re: How much of a racist are you?

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Re: How much of a racist are you?

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 22 Aug 2016, 13:25

Guy E wrote:
The Prof wrote:I don't know what you are talking about. "Voluntary segregation"?
People from Pakistan being 90% muslim probably don't go in pubs anyway

But groups of people going in pubs usually know each other from work, or college or school and mix freely - they gravitate towards each other because they like each other. Unless Huddersfield is totally different from the rest of the UK but I suspect it isn't

There was a thread some years ago in which the issue of "voluntary segregation" in pubs - a front room / back room divide - was debated at length. The Brits who patronize such pubs couldn't understand why the Americans thought the concept was so funny.


As I recall it was Matt who said he'd visited such a pub on a trip to England. The Brits couldn't believe that it existed.
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