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Video AGAINST racism! worth to watch
(by ZARA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQzAMWm4nkI


I read a slightly different version but here is the jist of it."The following scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg and London. A white woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a black man. Clearly disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess. "Madam, what is the matter?" the hostess asked "You obviously do not see it then?" she responded. "You placed me next to a black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat." "Be calm please", the hostess replied. "Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another place is available." The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later "Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the economy class. I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place in the first class." Before the woman could say anything, the hostess continued. "It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the economy class to sit in the first class However, given the circumstances, the captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to such an unpleasant person." She turned to the black guy, and said. "Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please take your hand luggage because a seat awaits you in the first class. " At the moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded.
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What things have you done to avoid or cind of take "back" at them for being like this?
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I treat everyone with respect.... even racist people of ALL colors. I do it regardless of whether everyone or no one is watching.

I think that is ALL that needs to be done. I think anything more is nothing but a spectacle that is just as likely to cause more hate as it is deter it. I'm also not about to go out of my way to be a reverse-racist out of guilt for how people I have nothing in common with other than skin color have treated people who are different.


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HolyDrumstick wrote: I treat everyone with respect.... even racist people of ALL colors. I do it regardless of whether everyone or no one is watching.

I think that is ALL that needs to be done. I think anything more is nothing but a spectacle that is just as likely to cause more hate as it is deter it. I'm also not about to go out of my way to be a reverse-racist out of guilt for how people I have nothing in common with other than skin color have treated people who are different.
hmm... sounds a bit resonable while also something more of an bystander.... and that can't allways be the most resonable thing to do either (from making it boil or let them "know the heat")
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Freddy96NO wrote:
hmm... sounds a bit resonable while also something more of an bystander.... and that can't allways be the most resonable thing to do either (from making it boil or let them "know the heat")


*shrug*

I see a lot of the "solutions" to racism causing more problems than fixing the problems we already have.

I just think that if everyone treated everyone with respect, the problem would solve itself. So, that is what I choose to do.

Instead, people want to try to create spectacles of racists and racism (like the old white people who are just plain old and ignorant, and really don't deserve the heat. Many of these have been publicly humiliated for simply holding views that were the norm in their youth. I don't really see that as a good thing... but rather an "acceptable" form of ignorance vs an "unacceptable" one).

But, what do I know?
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I guess what I'm trying to say is:

The modern mentality on any type of discrimination is "Make an example of the people who offend you."

I prefer Dr. MLK's philosophy of "Be an example."
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fear is the weapon of racism. we fear that we do not know to beat racism eliminate fear. not every person of another race will become angry when you ask them about themselves about their culture you may even find we are not so different. i am an African American female ask me anything i will not lie to you and i will not address you in anger. when people learn this about me it really removes the tension and makes communication more easy. i often find more friends than i know what to do with.
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shawna12171970 wrote:

fear is the weapon of racism. we fear that we do not know to beat racism eliminate fear. not every person of another race will become angry when you ask them about themselves about their culture you may even find we are not so different. i am an African American female ask me anything i will not lie to you and i will not address you in anger. when people learn this about me it really removes the tension and makes communication more easy. i often find more friends than i know what to do with.


See... Shawna is being an example.
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shawna12171970 wrote: fear is the weapon of racism. we fear that we do not know to beat racism eliminate fear. not every person of another race will become angry when you ask them about themselves about their culture you may even find we are not so different. i am an African American female ask me anything i will not lie to you and i will not address you in anger. when people learn this about me it really removes the tension and makes communication more easy. i often find more friends than i know what to do with.
Well then if you are going like that so what is the difference in your community from N...a and N....er? (Since both many of the I guess African Amercians do like and hate both as well be called AA or Black or any other type of label of color) even though they use it so often its easy to be dragged into saying it.

Yeah but being calm about things don't hinder racism or any other type of hatred for "no reason".
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Yeah but being calm about things don't hinder racism or any other type of hatred for "no reason".


Hmmm, sometimes it does, actually. More importantly, it keeps the hate from spreading. That is more valuable than people give it credit for.

And making a spectacle out of someone who is racist usually just causes more hate and racism.... spreading the infection.


Again, what do I know?
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The N a is a slang term that has developed over time i myself do not use either in my speech the N er was developed as a derogatory term during the time period of segregation. over the years people have thought that the use of the N a term was a less insulting way of speaking. however the people that are being addressed are the ones who determine if it they find it acceptable or not. to myself personally if i am addressed with either i usually come back with whatever politically incorrect term that fits the situation then i ask the person do they feel insulted by how i addressed them. if the person is black and addresses me this way i tell them to never say this to me again. i do not accept these terms from other black people and i tell them why should i accept this from them when i would not accept it from anyone else. hatred and racism will always be a part of life it can not be destroyed people are people there will always be something to hate if not race, then creed, color, class, political affiliation, religious differences, sexual preference. it can not be destroyed, but it can be ignored.

~i do not agree with what you say, but i will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire
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