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English people attitude towards Poles?


tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #481
I think the average white Brit couldnt care less whether the Poles come here or not

your right there, its not what nationality they are, it dosen't matter to most, its the sheer numbers of people coming to the UK that is the concern and especially those coming here illegally and not being deported, i think we need to follow the example set by the South Africans, they take no excuses and just kick the illegals back over the border, now if the government here did that i think people would give them a lot more respect :)
Lady in red  
26 Aug 2007 /  #482
lol @ the average white brit !! Aren't we being a bit racist here !!

I can't believe some of the stuff that I'm reading on here...

:(
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #483
lol @ the average white brit !! Aren't we being a bit racist here !!

No i'm not, wrong wording

wrongly attributed

yes exactly, i mean average Brit
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
26 Aug 2007 /  #484
i mean average Brit

Is there such a thing ?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #485
surely there is, everything has an average :)
Lady in red  
26 Aug 2007 /  #486
yes torny , you should have given me chance to edit. I saw what happened and was in the middle of editing it .

Sorry for the error but its gone now.

Thanks bubba....i was editing it when you posted as well.

:)
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #487
ok i see, you quoted something he said, lol, never mind, mistakes happen :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Aug 2007 /  #488
i mean average Brit

Is there such a thing ?

surely there is, everything has an average :)

if everything has an average can we not then make generalisations...?
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #489
can we not then make generalisations...?

no because generalisations are like assumptions,

'the mother of all F**K ups' :)
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
26 Aug 2007 /  #490
hey,I started it...now i read it again sounds like a 70s band...
Well,whats rascist about pointing out the fact that I am a white brit,i am,Im not afro caribbian or asian british.
and if you read my post where he quoted from you will see not a jot of rascism on my part,unless mentioning someones race is now wrong,are we all really that touchy,come on....

white brit being those who either have ancestors from britain going back to the year dot or people descended from more recent waves of immigration such as the french hugenots or the central and easternm europeans who came here in the mid to late 19th century. Britains previous large immigration "waves" have not been white,they have been asians or of african descent, no rascism,just fact,thats who they are and they wouldnt want to change. My point was about the recent immigrants,the second or third generation who in my eyes are as british as me feel insecurity as a new " wave" of immigration comes here. The Asians living here before idi amin kicked people out of uganda had some shocking things to say about the asian refugees when they came here. like I say,there is always a feeling amongst some of " last in close the door" ie "ive had to fight for an oppertunity,recognition,now these people re coming in blah blah"

like I say, I dont mind who comes,I dont own this country,I think thats an old german bird who lives in london,so if its ok for her its fine by me...

k
jnowiski 2 | 121  
26 Aug 2007 /  #491
I think the PC-ness of everything is taking over the world.
Lady in red  
26 Aug 2007 /  #492
There is no such thing as an average Brit now in this day and age. Too many variables to be able to produce an average of (what) ?

Look at forms that have to be filled in for things like say the Census. Look at all the variations that now constitute a "British person'........

Still maybe someone will do some research and state what they think an average "Brit' could be ??
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #493
are we all really that touchy,

thats true, the race card is played so so so many times no a days, something can be taken completely out of context and be called 'racist'
Lady in red  
26 Aug 2007 /  #494
Easy to say that Torny, when you are middle class and white ?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Aug 2007 /  #495
generalisations are arrived through the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances - conversely, assumptions are arrived by taking something for granted... the two are not the same
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
26 Aug 2007 /  #496
Wow ! That just reminded me of the scarecrow in the wizard of Oz when he gets his brain !!
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Aug 2007 /  #497
like wow... far out man
Lady in red  
26 Aug 2007 /  #498
generalisations are arrived through the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances -

But you still cannot generalise on an average Brit. whichever way you generalise on the issue <s>

First thing you have to do is to define what a "Brit' is......would you be able to generalise on that ? If you did , would it be meaningful or just an opinion ?
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
26 Aug 2007 /  #499
its the 1984 scenario, thought police r out to get you so you self censor to the point of being perversly rascist in being unable to attribute anything bad at all to people of slightly darker skin. get over it,we are all different, no better no worse just different.

a proud honky
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #500
Easy to say that Torny, when you are middle class and white ?

no not at all, racism is a world wide issue everybody knows it, however if i call somebody black a racist name, usually i will be prosecuted if there is a policeman in the vicinity, however if i'm called a white maggot then its different :)

Plus certain people know that the race card can be a deadly weapon to use when no racism has occurred :)
jnowiski 2 | 121  
26 Aug 2007 /  #501
however if i call somebody black a racist name, usually i will be prosecuted if there is a policeman in the vicinity, however if i'm called a white maggot then its different :)

its the double standard i hate with a passion.
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
26 Aug 2007 /  #502
The amount of foul rascism on certain US comedy shows is unreal, if they wernt black "comics" talking about white people and it was the other way round they would never get air time.

k
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
26 Aug 2007 /  #503
But you still cannot generalise on an average Brit. whichever way you generalise on the issue <s>

First thing you have to do is to define what a "Brit' is......would you be able to generalise on that ? If you did , would it be meaningful or just an opinion ?

well... just as i believe that stereotypes exist i believe that we can identify common properties inherent in different nationalities - as with averages these properties are not found in equal amounts in all instances but in sufficient qantity for us to be able to identify
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
26 Aug 2007 /  #504
So,lady,have you never heard an asian call you anything that you didnt like/understand, rascism cuts from all sides. You are obviously not from the norh of the UK where there are areas white kids cant go for fear of having the crap kicked out of them by asian gangs.

Yes those tossers are a minority among asians,just as they are amongst all ethnic groups here but try getting any come back against anyone in this country if you are unfortunate enough to be White,male ,no hope.....

k
Lady in red  
26 Aug 2007 /  #505
Plus certain people know that the race card can be a deadly weapon to use when no racism has occurred :)

I don't disagree with some of what you say but we are white and we do not have to go through the racism that a lot of black people have to go through. Just because of their colour :(

How can we possibly understand what it is like. We do not live in their shoes. I think the law is correct in helping to stamp out ugly racism !!
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
26 Aug 2007 /  #506
not from the norh of the UK

That'll be Thurso then ?
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
26 Aug 2007 /  #508
If Chris Tucker calls me Honky its "hilareous" ,if I called him " ma *****" id be lynched, double standards are what pee people off not other people per say

k.
Lady in red  
26 Aug 2007 /  #509
So,lady,have you never heard an asian call you anything that you didnt like/understand, rascism cuts from all sides.

I'm from the North West and I am not as green as you suggest.

I have no intention of entering such a discussion with you. I abhor any form of racism.
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
26 Aug 2007 /  #510
I think the law is correct in helping to stamp out ugly racism !!

i agree

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