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Casual Racism

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  1. Jip Jaap Stam

    Jip Jaap Stam General Chat Moderator
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    Has anyone else got older relatives who were casually bigoted? Not nasty people necessarily, just inherently racist. I remember, as a kid, I used to go to my maternal grandparents house while my mum went shopping/work/whatever. When I used to ask "Where's my my mum?" their stock response was "She's run off with a black man". <laugh> As if it was a fantastical idea that a white woman should elope with an Afro-Caribbean.

    Having spoken to friends, it appears that this was a common saying at the time. Plus there's my uncle, who would always say stuff like "this fella at work, he's a paki/wog/chink, but he's alright", as though we would automatically assume that anyone of a different ethnicity woul be somehow inferior.

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  2. ManDingo 20"/20"

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    I heard that regularly.

    My grandfather used to own a parrot that called the next door neighbours fenian bastards, if that counts. Pretty sure he hated darkies as well.
     
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  3. monacoger

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    Casual racism is the funniest kind I think.
     
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    At school a standard taunt was "I'm telling, you're smelling, you went to a black man's wedding".

    My gran wasn't racist but she was extremely xenophobic especially about the French and Germans.
     
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  5. Archers Road

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    My nan (quite a tolerant, broad minded woman) used to say of anyone who was even slightly dark skinned, "he's got a touch of the tar brush in him, that one."
     
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    <laugh><laugh> ffs! I haven't heard that one before!
     
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  7. Cristòfol

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    My great Aunt makes passing insults to the Peruvians
     
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  8. Jip Jaap Stam

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    I remember watching a documentary about the fifties, when many guesthouses would have a sign in the window declaring "No blacks, no Irish" <doh>
     
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  9. ManDingo 20"/20"

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    Sounds like a good policy.
     
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    Racism is another word for honesty. I tend to find 'racists' just speak their minds more than most. They call a spade a spade.
     
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  11. Cristòfol

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    In my experience with racists it's the complete opposite they are ill educated nonces. Making untrue stereotypes on people. Odd.
     
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  12. ManDingo 20"/20"

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    Such a spick thing to say to someone...
     
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    [video=youtube;dWdVwt2deY4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWdVwt2deY4[/video]
     
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  14. Cristòfol

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    [video=youtube;I0VZj-85E5o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0VZj-85E5o[/video]
     
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  16. PleaseNotPoll

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    It was actually worse, bizarrely:

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  17. Cristòfol

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    No dogs? Damn bigots
     
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  18. monacoger

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    Well, I must be unique, as I am a very well educated racist.
     
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  19. Jip Jaap Stam

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    You're the Enoch Powell of our time, monacoger.
     
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    My mum used to send me to the local corner shop "run down to the pakis n get some milk"...

    It was ran by indians.

    It was still known as the pakis when whitey bought it!

    My gran called black people gollywogs...
     
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