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It Came From Planet Aylia says: "My husband's mad Auntie Joan accused the man seven doors down of stealing her milk as he was the first black neighbour she had. She doesn't even get her milk delivered." Tell us about casual racism from oldies.

Thanks to Brayn Dedd who suggested this too

(, Thu 27 Oct 2011, 11:54)
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I can only speak for myself, but as an Aboriginal person
this QOTW sucks and is hurtful. Yet, I have had a sly giggle at some of the answers for two reasons - it's been said to me in the past and I am so past reacting with profound anger or it's just so outlandishly wrong as to be not worth my time. Some of them are just flat out funny, never mind the racism. Other ugly posts make me a feel sad and sickened, the same as the high moral ground responses. Just another QOTW, really.

Racism, in any form, is wrong. But the thing about this QOTW is that things change and it is nice to be part of it. It ain't perfect, but in my lifetime I can now walk down the street and not be physically harrassed over what I am. I have been denied employment, had my grades fucked around, been spat on and hit by complete strangers; but everyday I believe that more and more people find that unacceptable.

For the majority posts here, I understand that in saying these things of our grandparents, we recognise it is wrong and our own behaviour will never be like that. Gotta applaud anyone who stands up to it, changes their mind on it or never wants to revisit it again. Yet I do believe, moderators, that once is definitely enough for this QOTW.

But this is just my opinion, mind.
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 7:30, 12 replies)
Considering this
I say that Scaryduck needs to grow a pair.
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 7:53, closed)
It is very old fashioned now.
Not sure if you're in Oz or not, but here in the UK things have changed. There's still a lot of it about, as you can see from some of the responses here, but racism has changed.

I was watching a TV program a while ago, where a bunch of kids had got into a fight, and a black kid had got a bit of a pounding.

The copper asked the black kid what happened, and the general answer was that one of the other kids had been racially taunting him, and had given him a kicking. "But", said the black kid "I'm used to it, he does it all the time".

"No, it's not like that anymore", say the copper, and arrests the yob for racially aggravated assault.

I was really quite pleased to see that. It really *isn't* like that any more. Maybe 25 years ago when I was a kid, it was. But attitudes have changed.

My grandparents wouldn't have thought twice about casual and open racism. My parents might have thought it, but kept it to themselves.

We're the generation that can change it.

I hope my kids (who are actually mixed race, but it isn't very obvious) grow up to hate racism.
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 9:00, closed)
I think we already have.
Sadly intolerance will appear in all sorts of nooks & crannys.
I like that my daughter knows "Kia ora".
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 9:31, closed)
The future is brown!
Everyone should have brown babies - when all the kids have to remember all the different components of their genetic mix, racism will simply be too much effort. I mean, how can you shout "Go back where you came from" to an Anglo-Polish-Brazilian-Angolan?
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 10:17, closed)
The question is hurtful, but your not hurt by it, and have been giggling at some of the answers?
I'm sure everyone else appreciates you being upset on their behalf, whilst simultaneously being outraged at you having a laugh at their expense.
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 9:08, closed)
I'm sure everyone else appreciates
you telling them how they should be feeling.
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 9:42, closed)
I should bloody well hope so.
You people need me, to provide the spiritual and moral guidance that you so desperately need. Please feel free to build a shrine in my honour, and gaz me your prayers. I pledge to be a loving, yet forceful, leader (at the same time, should the opportunity present).
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 10:14, closed)
That sounds like a cult I can get behind.
Will there be kool-aid?
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 10:24, closed)
Not on this plane, my child,
but give yourself over to me, and your cup will runneth over.
(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 11:30, closed)
nah. Now you've just gone plane creepy.

(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 11:58, closed)
Burn the infidel!

(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 14:13, closed)
Well said.

(, Mon 31 Oct 2011, 11:16, closed)

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