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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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Another question?
I know this isn't Question of the week or anything...

...oh wait... ...yes it is.

Why are you allowed to have "Black music week" or "Black awards" but "White music week" or "White awards" would be considered racist?

Surely it has to work both ways to be termed inequality. correct me if i'm wrong?

fuck the length.
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 11:08, 10 replies)
I wont answer this question...
Due to the fact that you should bloody well know why!
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 11:14, closed)
They were going to do that for us whities......
...but there just wasn't enough rhythm.
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 11:25, closed)
Do you really want
Yes to win any music awards?
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 11:32, closed)
Thing is
all 'pop' music is derived from blues anyway.

So technically anything can be considered for the Black Music awards, not just Amy Whionehouse and Kate Nash... er...
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 11:56, closed)
I'm off to watch the Mowo awards
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 17:30, closed)
White Music Week
It's ALWAYS white music week.
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 18:13, closed)
I think
You could have maybe Afro-Carribean awards or maybe jamaican awards etc. But to suggest Black is like saying that all black people are from the same place. You have asian music awards for people from Asia be it whatever colour. You have British music awards, again any colour. But just "Black music"?
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 22:11, closed)
Oh yeah
I also thought that a lot of the point about racism was the fact that people put a label on a colour. I would consider a black british person to be a British person, so therefore they go under the Brit awards. The next step in integration is to stop things that are labelled like that or segregated.

I might have a stupid point being middle class white british but I couldn't give a flying fuck what colour someone is or where they come from.
(, Mon 26 Nov 2007, 22:16, closed)
Rises to the bait...
Yeah, I know you were being ironic. I asked this same question once, because I had no idea. Luckily for me, I'm actually non-honky, and therefore, according to your strict PCers, absolutely cannot be racist at all. Go, me!

So, apparently, the reason that Black Music Week is OK, but White Music Week isn't, is because this is addressing past inequalities. Black Music was stolen from Black people in the past, and so we must redress the balance. (Although I did laugh quite extensively at the bit about Yes!)

This is the same logic behind quotas, women-only pub nights, women-only swimming lessons (very popular around here) or the marvellous situation that Mrs. God can get free computer lessons off the council, but I have to pay. Hence no Photoshop lessons for me, not at £600!
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 3:32, closed)
What happens if the balance gets redressed too far the other way? And we end up having to tip it back again.

Who decides when the balance has been restored?

I do see what you mean though.
(, Tue 27 Nov 2007, 15:52, closed)

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