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Old 06-14-2009, 05:28 PM   #101
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(Genetic) subconscious racism is the buzz word i think, flat mate was talking about it around Christmas time. There has been plenty of research into it and in someway or another we are all guilty of it without even knowing it.
This is how the multiculturists get at the youth. There is no basis for this theory. Might as well criminalise thought crime.

If l don't like rap music and I do like Bach and Wagner; ergo, I must be an unconscious racist - this is the kind of idea being promoted.
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:30 PM   #102
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^ I know, financeguy, but finding your 'mates' with common interest, political ideas, youth culture is something else than turning people down based on race, name, religion etc. Or the fact that there are people who don't want to have anything to do with people of other origin.
That's racism.
If you are familar with London, you will have noticed that the various ethnic groups, be it orthodox Jews, Afro-Caribbean, Bangladeshi, etc, generally stick to their own. Of course, there are exceptions, and I was once delighted and amused to see an orthodox Jew drinking a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub. But in my experience these are exceptions.

So, all these people that stick to their own are racists then?
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Old 06-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #103
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Voluntary apartheid is rife amongst British towns
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I'm not talking about this 'subconscious racism', but on people at Dutch companies who deliberately don't want to hire people with Moroccan names, because they don't want to have anything to do with them. They want to be as far away from them as possible. This is a step further than the 'subconscious racism' you mentioned.


Yes, the fact that people of the same ethnicity live amongst their own group is common in most European cities. Some prefer to, but some (local) governments built whole areas especially for immigrants, like in Paris for example.
It would be crazy to call these people racist because they live amongst their own ethnic group. If it's subconscious, I think you can hardly call it racism at all! It doesn't mean that all of them automatically reject people of other ethnicity.
I think the genetic subconscious racism theory is too far fetched.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:32 PM   #105
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I'm not talking about this 'subconscious racism', but on people at Dutch companies who deliberately don't want to hire people with Moroccan names, because they don't want to have anything to do with them. They want to be as far away from them as possible. This is a step further than the 'subconscious racism' you mentioned.


Yes, the fact that people of the same ethnicity live amongst their own group is common in most European cities. Some prefer to, but some (local) governments built whole areas especially for immigrants, like in Paris for example.
It would be crazy to call these people racist because they live amongst their own ethnic group. If it's subconscious, I think you can hardly call it racism at all! It doesn't mean that all of them automatically reject people of other ethnicity.
I think the genetic subconscious racism theory is too far fetched.
I agree with you then.
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The conservatives stated that they will help ease immigration levels. David Cameron is not a racist
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