reply to post by LUXUS
You write well and provide a good argument and, although I understand where you are coming from, i respectfully disagree with parts of your post...
Using your example of Somali immigrants you have to look at the following...
Somalia is a country on its knee's. No infrastructure, no government, rival clans in constant battle, Murder, Low life expectancy, corruption, and
zero prospects for the people who live there.
Yet if you speak to the average person on the street, regarding this issue, hardly any will question the Governments sanity in housing such people in
Is it not obvious that a people so damaged will just isolate themselves even further and create an almost shantytown style subculture?
If the government used common sense and spread these people out... they would be forced to mingle with other British citizens and therefore slot into
society far quicker.
Instead of questioning the government and its decision, people will simply react to the sudden increase in foreigners and take the lazy route of
supporting far right fringe groups. Almost as if the influx has triggered something dormant in their brain “i always knew they were dodgy... now
we’ve got em coming into our town and causing problems”
I am not suggesting that people shouldn’t be angry... or that all of those people are racist... but its where they direct that anger that is warped
in my opinion.
Also, I believe that my point about isolated groups is still valid...
The example you used is referring to an isolated group who, on the surface appeared to have no racist tendency’s until the influx of immigrants and
the problem that occur due to this.
I would argue that many had racist tendency’s but simply no reason to voice them.
I lived in Islington, London, for the first 25 years of my life. I did experience Racism in London but it was never on the scale that I found when
visiting towns that were predominately white. I could go for a drink with my mates in London with no problem... but almost EVERY time we ventured
outside London we had problems regarding the colour of some of my friends!!
Racism in my opinion is actually not about skin colour, that’s only a secondary and perhaps coincidental factor in this.
Racism is formed in an individual through experiences individually or within the community which are deemed negative.
Sometimes, yes... which is why it’s often the media that inflame racial tension with their exaggerations and scrutinising of certain groups within
Almost all the racist i have ever known, when asked why they are racist, give newspapers quotes and stories as the reason for their racism...
"didn’t you hear about the Somali who had AIDS and deliberately infected white girls???"
Would it be more palatable if it was a white man that had infected these victims?
It is very rare that these racist give a valid personal reason for their thoughts... and what the papers fail to mention, alongside the Somali guy
with AIDS story, is the fact that in the same month there was 3 murders, 25 rapes, 40 case of child abuse, 75 case of domestic violence etc... all
committed by white men!!!
Hopew this makes sense... im in a rush at the moment cos ive gotta be somewhere... sorry