Skincolour for me is everything.
then there is nothing I can do about the way you feel. I have a different opinion. I don't mix with other races not because I have anything against them but because it usually boils down to having little in common with them.
Would you have minded if white europeans suddenly started pouring into africa and behaving like they do here?
they did in the past but this is NOT a topic of our discussion. I guess the reference to colonization rings the bell.
I have to strongly disagree with you on the part with "with time problems can be overcome".
that is fine. I have a different opinion because I saw this approach work time and again.
And if you think I'm racist for saying so, you haven't lived in a multicultural city...and been close to "them".
you are wrong again. I live in the city with over 50% population being immigrants from all over the world:).
Just look at what's happening in the states with the mexicans and african americans...
I a sure there are conflicts but I have never heard about this being a problem. I am sure there are gangs who fight each other but I think it is more based on the war for territory then because of ethnicity.
Us "whiteys" are just bystanders, and when WE try to organize and say; listen we don't like this anymore, we're called racist.
again, a patronizing stand on your part. White people /gangs fight each other too, as they did in the past. Just because there is a conflict, it does not mean that it is the end of the world.
To be honest, your posts are ridden with a dash of paranoia and fear. I cannot relate to it at all.
I like all ethnic groups/ I have never had a problem with them in the past. I am sure there are conflicts but often press blows things out of proportion.
Eg. when police in my country needs more funding, the press suddenly starts writing about the the ethnic crime and so on on order to get the support from the public. It is a form of manipulation I think, but the police ranks in my country decided to include the ethnic minorities for two reasons: one- political correctness and inclusion, another one: to find a way to understand a different ethnic culture and find a way to - well, lets say control them, or keep them in check. Immigrants are not gonna go away and those countries need to find more creative solutions to ease up the situation between the host country citizens and the immigrants. That is my take on it.
I'm sorry for that last comment, it's not really how I write. But I just see things so clearly from where I come from, and I get a little frustrated when others don't agree! ;-)
fair enough and I understand the frustration, however there will always be some tension between different cultures and the results will greatly be influenced how those tensions are handled. I know I am speaking in general terms but, I really don't know to what degree the problems of immigration effect your country. I need numbers.
I am more about finding a solution then being stuck in a problem fueled by fear.
Other races make you feel uncomfortable and I am not sure how you gonna handle it, but I sure would not want to be in your place to be honest.