posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 02:59 PM
Originally posted by Flyer
It depends, if I use that term as a shortened term for Pakistani as I use the term Aussies for a shortened term for Australian and Brits etc.
If you automatically assume Im a racist for using that term then youd be wrong.
Well, I've just used it myself, twice, and I hope I didn't come across as racist. It does depend on context, otherwise I would not have done so.
Thus, a black guy can call another black guy a 'cutiepie', but I wouldn't even go there.
"paki" when used in that context is generally considered an insult, "English" has never been considered and insult unless of course you
must hate the English, hence why I said the judge is probably racist.
Not at all. The issue here is that during the offence, the issue of nationality was given emphasis by the guy. Therefore it can be covered by the
Thus, as I tried to point out, even if you assault someone and say "have that you scottish c*&t", but the guy was actually Irish, it is still within
the law to prosecute as it being racially aggravated. Same situation here, the guy used the emphasis on 'english', but she was 'welsh'. It still
falls into the racially aggravated box.
You might not agree with this law, but that's a different issue. I don't see this as a case of using 'english' as being an insult to the welsh
(which many welsh may be insulted by), but as using nationality as an emphasis during a crime - which is why I'm trying to show it this way.
It should still be the same sentence. The funny thing in this case, the word bitch should have been seen of more of an insult, why wasnt he
bought up on sexism charges?
Such issues are being given special attention for good reasons. Prejudice and racism are a scourge on society. It affects society at every level. And
as such it deserves special attention. It should not be tolerated in schools, in work, in crime, anywhere. And this is one way to get the message
I don't think there are laws for sexually-aggravated crimes (in the way race can be, maybe 'hate' crimes would be the way to go). Maybe we should
bring one in just to vex daily mail readers...
[edit on 7-12-2007 by melatonin]