written then you would see that it's far from a one-sided view as you claim or indeed simplistic. I think, compared you you and others, I've gone to great pains to explain my position and to clarify some facts that evidently aren't explained in GCSE History.
Tase wrote: "suggest you study your GCSE history, and see how easy it is for racism to develop into pure evil if "less serious" incidents become acceptable in the mainstream
The author is clearly referring to the second world war and this is a gross misrepresentation of what took place, the author infers that racism was the primary contributing factor IT WAS NOT, therefore I have not misrepresented his opinions, he has.
You ask "do you think your opinions would be the same if you were black?"
What sort of question is that? Why would you ask that if you didn't already think that by being black, one somehow felt racism more than by being white? Other than you yourself by definition being racist for claiming such a thing, why would you claim that a man, because of his skin colour would have a monopoly on pain or feeling insulted, were he/she to feel it anyway. Other than people like Mr Ferdinands publicist egging him on and creating the scene, offence is subjective, one man wouldn't take offence, another might, another might take grave offence,another might laugh it off or ignore it. What makes YOU think that just because somebody is black, that they should constantly feel like a victim?
Let's not forget that there are two injured parties in the Terry affair, by all accounts Terry was responding to provocation and an unwarranted attack by Ferdinand, Terry responded but instead of a fair trial, before his version of events was even heard, the man is hung out to dry by those with their own agendas. Despite this being a public order offence, only one person is up before the beak and that's Terry. The Terry affair could, and should have been dealt with by a handshake and some adult discussion, instead, the man has been dragged through the Courts in order for a few self-interested people can clap their hands and state "we're doing a grand job to stamp out racism", you're doing nothing of the sort, all you're doing is creating an breeding an underlying cesspit of resentment that people (especially with the current economic climate) will fester until it explodes. History shows us that to be the case.
should not be for the topic, it should be for the view that an example of racism wasn't worthy of going to court. i suggest you study your GCSE history, and see how easy it is for racism to develop... more
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the disabled, were systematically killed by the Nazis, race wasn't fundamental to the Nazi ideal, the SS, being Jewish is not racial, it's religious intolerance and you should know and understand the ... more
regarding your assertion that Heritage is nothing to do with colour. If that were so, then why have Black history month, MOBO, Black police Officer's Association etc. Are you going to answer or... more
here you go: "i suggest you study your GCSE history, and see how easy it is for racism to develop into pure evil if "less serious" incidents become acceptable in the mainstream". There isn't a topic... more
have you chosen to refer to one of the tiny minority of times when white people are the victim? How could you possibly accuse other people of being selective? We both know that black people have... more
old could answer. The other atrocities in Africa were not race related, they were tribal, the white farmers in Zimbabwe as with Apartheid in South Africa, were clearly race related. What did YOU and... more
You approach history with an overly simplistic one-sided view while accusing others of doing the same. You ask irrelevant questions, which do not forward any kind of argument but merely distract.... more
Simplistic? Had you of read anything that I've Anonymous,Tue Jul 10 19:16
you are expressing your opinion as if it were fact. GCSE History teaches you to look at things from different viewpoints. You have a closed mind, and lack empathy. And yes, what you have written is... more
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but I am judging that in my opinion you are racist/trolling. You will come back with 'but you are racist and I am not' and 'how can be' blah blah. All that really matters in this debate is that I am... more