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GUEST,David Hannam How to End Racism (56* d) RE: How to End Racism 10 Aug 05

I mean, look at TV 'er pictures in a news magazine and you see kids in ther Middle Esat with "Air Jordon's" on their feet and McDonald's in the backdrounds...

Yes, but you are now reffering to economic effects of globalism, which although are interchangeble to some degree with multi-culturalism, are different. Your point relys on the opinion on whether someone who opposes multi-culturalism supports a more protectionist economy, whether this is the case is hard to tell.

Yeah, maybe the 50's or 60's or 40's fir that matter, is waht you romanticize over but the world has moved on since those days and we are all havin' to cope...

I certainly, nor do the BNP romantisize over the 40s, 50s, and especially the 60s, lol, simply because there is no doubt that times have never been perfect in this country.

However, times were more stable in some ways. We did not have the regular full size riots to the scale we see now caused by ethnic minorities feeling somehow deprived.

Sociologists blame poverty and deprivation on the cause of ethnic riots, but let us face facts, these naturalised people don't have a clue what poverty is. In the 1930's, our people faced a huge depression not seen since in this country, did we riot? No, did we throw petrol bombs at our police force? God no. We marched, we petitioned, etc, but we did not riot.

SO there is no excuse for the unstable ethnic riots we see take place.

Racism, I guesxs, is a coping mechanism but not a realistic one since one day the wall will crack an' then you'll have to deal with it... Sure, there a re lots of folks who have moved to very remote places to live with folks "like themselves"... They are holed up in remore mountain communes in Wyoming and, hey, bless their hearts...

Again, if by racism you mean a person believing they are superior to another race, then i agree, it must be some sort of coping mechanism, but if you refer to people wanting to love amongst their own kind, then it is not racism, but the most natural thing in the world.

But part of this process is accepting that we have no reason to think that we are superior to anyone else and the by-product of that acceptence is that we come to appreciate our differences as well as our similarities...

When we get to that level then the differences will not seem all that different at all...

Yes, but the above model is reliant upon all peoples of all backgrounds accepting this model, this is clearly never going to happen, unless you live in a liberal fantasy world, but in the real world, when in Oldham, there are streets i can't walk down for abuse i recieved for simply walking down an area that wasn't 'mine'.

What you are saying is correct, we should accept these differences and appreciate them, but i believe that is only possible through mutual understanding and respecting of our respective cultural borders.

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