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Freddy Woo writes: "I once worked on an animation to help highlight the issues homeless people face in winter. The client was happy with the work, then a note came back that the ethnic mix of the characters were wrong. These were cartoon characters. They weren't meant to be ethnically anything, but we were forced to make one of them brown, at the cost of about 10k to the charity. This is how your donations are spent. Wisely as you can see."

How has PC affected you? (Please add your own tales - not five-year-old news stories cut-and-pasted from other websites)

(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 10:20)
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My Dear Old Mum...
works for our local council and had to attend a 'race awareness' workshop as part of her mandatory training. No worries she thought as she'd been in the same job for about 10 years and had worked well with the multicultural workforce.

Anyway, she turns up and is the only white woman in a room of 30 Black and Asian workers with a Black African woman holding the training.

Fair enough she thought, we are all on an equal footing due to the council being an equal opportunities employer and she won't be singled out....

"You" Bellowed the voice and pointed to my Mum

"How do YOU view racism"

"erm....." Mum stumbled "I just treat everyone how I would expect to be treated regardless of the colour of their skin.."

Good answer I thought... unfortunately no.....

Mum was suspended for 3 months without pay pending an investigation due a to her comment being racist, the reason? Being 'colour blind' means that Mum did not recognise or appreciate the oppression that Black people still had to live with due to the slavery and apartheid in their history.

Eventually the council saw sense and re-instated her.

Apologies for lack of humor!

Length - Never had any complaints before...
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 15:49, 5 replies)
So wheres the 'racial awareness' that your white mum has no first hand experience of apartheid??
This story makes me sad.

I'm cosidering suing the Roman Empire for what they did to us Angles, back in the day... still havent come to terms with it..
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 16:22, closed)
I'm of Celtic stock. I'm considering sueing you Angle types for what you did in 500AD, you bastards!
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 16:30, closed)
Why have you capitalised "black", but not "white", in that story?
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 17:16, closed)
What the FUCK
That makes me very, very angry. It would be dismissed as ridiculous if it wasn't true, too...
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 19:23, closed)
What makes you think it IS true?
(, Sun 25 Nov 2007, 21:53, closed)

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