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Originally posted by Estragon
Amazing that skin-colour was even allowed to be mentioned. In Britain it would have been kept hidden until after the trial when photographs might have been printed had there been a guilty verdict.
Originally posted by FreeMason
1) I heard this is much like switzerland, with its many languages and such. Can't remember what that's called
2) But I feel that it won't work for america, so we need to stop letting mexicans speak spanish, chinese speak chinese and such, and go back to assimilating them. America is a Democracy, which means its people need to be focused, not fighting for cultural recognition.
If we don't have a national identity, we fall, this happend to Rome, so few people in the Roman Empire considered themselves Roman, that when the pressure was on, they just threw up their arms and said "Don't come after us man, rome is that-a way!". Most of Rome the people just enjoyed the Roman way of life, and protection, but never considered the fact that Rome WAS them as much as they were Rome.
This I fear is sorta happening to the US. While I think the adult imigrants are more patriotic than most natual born Americans, I think that second and third generations of imigrants today are not trying to be American, but rather more of their ethnic origin. For instance, I know of Mexicans who moved here from Mexico that love the USA, but their kids and such all want to be mexicans and speak only spanish. Same with Blacks, who want to be called "African-American" and want to celebrate Quanza.
This is all public school's doing. There is a difference from recognizing your ethnicity, and actually denying your heritage. Today people deny that the history of the USA is theirs, and chase their Ancestory instead.
This is where I feel a lot of Racist attitudes come from still, it's not really as much skin color anymore, as it is a lack of National Identity.
Originally posted by FreeMason
Blacks can talk about their african heritage all they want, as soon as a white is proud to be white, he's in the KKK as far as the rest of the idiot public is concerned.
That is wrong. So that's why I dislike inter-racial couples. It's ok, but sometimes it feels like everyone is an inter-racial couple, the way whites are treated by the media and school systems.
It's amazing. When it's a white who kill a black, we heard it on the news. But when it's the opposite, we DON'T heard it on the news. ( Of course, I'm speaking here for Europe mainland, not for the US or GB )
Originally posted by Bout Time
....but am I the only rational person who caught that whole " Throw my kids off a cliff if they marry interacially" nugget that our resident EU crank seconded!?!?
Originally posted by TheBandit795
Just look at the Dutch press for example. When a black person kills a white person (or does something else wrong), it's huge news and they will mention that's he's a foreigner and where he comes from. Even if he was born and raised in Holland. I've seen that happen time and time again....