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Hester RACISM in British Folk Movement (84* d) RE: RACISM in British Folk Movement 26 Apr 03


Well, I'm certainly NOT encouraged by the support expressed for Befuddled's perspective by Gurney in NZ, Santa, and the unnamed Guest.

Gurney wrote:

>>>Hester, I just went back and read Befuddled's comments, and yours too. He seems only concerned that British institutions are changing to accomodate immigrants who want to bring their problems with them. He makes no reference to race<<<

Well, perhaps in your careful reading, you missed his pointed reference to "our country being colonised by settlers from the asian and African continent" and his assertion that "limited residency rather than citizenship would give non europeans the chance to experience our culture rather than drown it out". In other words, this man wants Asians and Africans barred from becoming British citizens BASED ON THEIR RACE! And he blames them for the decline of traditional British culture.

With the addition of the most recent racist ravings against Muslims, posted by a guest called "sorefingers" to the original St. George thread, I remain concerned that this is not an "isolated" issue.

Are all of these posters just "trolls"? Or do some of them actually represent an unacknowledged minority perspective within the folk movement?

Hester




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