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by graham
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

But does Firefox have to export it around the world? Firefox uses a set of algorithms that track browser history and suggest news articles that might be of interest to the user. It probably thought you would be interested in this story given the amount of time you’ve spent on this thread, as well a...
by graham
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

CARE; HIGHLY OFFENSIVE I have just had foisted upon me the most offensive racist spiel which happens to come from the USA; it is not something I can avoid. If you open for example Windows Explorer you get a screen with Microsoft News. OK, I find it hard to read because it is so bitty. I happen to p...
by graham
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

No reasonable person of any colour or creed is going to dispute the ideology. The conduct of the organisation taking that ideology as its name is open to debate. Im not sure this is either true or what you mean. Is it the conduct of the organization, which in fact promotes peaceful protest, civil d...
by graham
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

My pointing out the differences in prospects/outlook etc of similar coloured people (i.e. Nigerians etc) is valid - and goes to show to some extent that the systemic and structural problems are also ones rooted within communities. I was going to say it's not valid but, on reflection, I will say it ...
by graham
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

I think I also previously answered this question. Some recent immigrants might well perform better than the population average but the population that BLM is focusing on is very specifically African American (I speak of the US, where the movement originated, but one could also speak of Black Britis...
by graham
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

Irish travellers and Romany Gypsies are two very different and distinct groups. The former have somehow managed to persuade the authorities that they are a distinct ethnic group but, in reality, they are just normal Irish folk, ie wholly white and entirely European. It is their lifestyle not their ...
by graham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

You said what would have taken me about a paragraph to say! And the situation is aggravated when those who believe black lives matter less, are authorities and law enforcement. Thanks Otter, but I can't take the credit - i paraphrased a sign that a woman wrote for a demonstration a year or so ago a...
by graham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

A timely book has just come out titled 'Caste, The Lies That Divide Us' by Isabel Wilkerson, an Afro-American ex-journalist with the New York Times. She argues that caste as opposed to skin colour is the problem. Her coverage takes in America, India, Nazi Germany and elsewhere. "Caste is insidious ...
by graham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

J.R. wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:50 pm I have purposely not commented on this thread.

'LIFE MATTERS' would be my train of thought.
Haha, JR, I was waiting for this. Yes, life matters, but apparently many people seem to think Black lives matter less that white lives, so that's what we're talking about right now.
by graham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

OK. But people from minority backgrounds have also benefitted from those same systems and opportunities in the US and in the UK. It's one thing to rail against how those systems came into being etc, but it's another thing to be blinded to the fact that those opportunities are open to all (?) I'm cu...
by graham
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

An employment agency told me that 80% of places are filled through word of mouth. a) employ someone through an agency then you have to pay the agency - OK that is acceptable if you do not get someone another way b) you have two applicants in front of you; one is recommended by one of your staff and...
by graham
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

You seem to view this in solely 'Black' VS 'White' terms - what about the others...? Correction: We live in a world plagued by the impact of history in general. Groups in the US and the UK who, for whatever reasons, perform well, tend to focus less on the alleged racial inequity You're absolutely c...
by graham
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

Incidentally, interesting to see that this conversation is being tracked by a US outfit. Big brother is watching! Remember 1984 Are you sure you're not seeing my US IP address popping up? Anyways, everything on the internet is monitored - I'm not sure a bunch of former public school kids discussing...
by graham
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

Ahh.! so the Chump should ban the employment of whites????????? that is affirmative action but the hidden KKK would never allow it. A bit like a modern day Sherman marching through Georgia. Incidentally, interesting to see that this conversation is being tracked by a US outfit. No one is calling fo...
by graham
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5673

Re: Black Lives Matter

Pe.A wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Otter wrote: Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:10 am It's rather disheartening seeing people who claim to be against racism and discrimination in general, who seem to have broad life experiences etc, but use multiple terms that are at best outdated and ignorant, and at worst racial or other slurs.
Intent...?
... does not equal impact!!