posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 07:17 AM
I'm not entirely sure how this works in the US, but I have heard and read a little bit about affirmative action.
In the UK, IMHO, this is a problem running out of control.
First let me say that I have no agenda, and have friends of many different races and nationalities, but I have noticed and been a victim of reverse
racism as it is implemented by the so-called liberal elite, and have friends who have also been victims of this policy.
After speaking to people and doing a bit of research, I have noticed a trend.
The people that speak loudest about racism are, in my experience, members of the afro-caribbean and muslim communities.
I have never heard the chinese, hindu's or sikh's complain about racism.
Now granted, when people first came to the UK in large numbers from the caribbean, racism was rife, and continued to be so for quite a number of
years - there used to be signs in lodging house windows saying "No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish" as one example. But this is no longer the case, where
someone is victimised because of nationality or skin colour.
There are still small pockets in some cities where racism persists, but these are a definite minority, and this goes for the ethnic communities as
Some members of minority communities are also under the impression that only white people can be racist, and this is clearly absurd.
The question I'd like to ask, is why members think "reverse racism" exists?
I understand the arguments about inclusion and the need to stamp out racism in any form, but aren't these arguments - or more properly, how they've
been implemented - causing more problems than they now solve?
The PC brigade in this country view their own flag as a racist symbol of oppression, anyone who thinks contrary to this is usually branded racist, or
a "little englander".
We need to be clear about what constitutes racism and what doesn't.
Stop and search of a known criminal in the early hours of the morning is not racist.
Targetting gangs of black youths who routinely carry knives is not racist.
Arresting muslims for burning the national flag and inciting hate crimes is not racist.
Allowing people of different ethnic origin to dictate how they are policed so as not to offend ethnic communities, is racist.