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by Pe.A
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: Going nuts at CH

An interesting post, thank you. I live abroad during the last 46 years ( my experience at CH was not brilliant ) two weeks after passing through the main gate for the last time. I was asked to leave which was basically similar to winning the lottery. Nowadays when I visit England it is as a tourist...
by Pe.A
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Going nuts at CH
Replies: 25
Views: 1391

Re: Going nuts at CH

I note with interest that a group of senior pupils have instigated a symposium on mental health at school. They are including some state schools in their project but there are some prestigious boarding schools as well. What do we deduce from this? Is this the final admission (as some have long conc...
by Pe.A
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

Re: Black Lives Matter

I've used Firefox as my main browser for a number of years, and I've never looked at the 'recommended' articles, at least not until you mentioned it. There are 21 on offer, none of which are remotely controversial, unless you consider kombucha tea (whatever that is), VJ Day and Cajun seasoning cont...
by Pe.A
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

Re: Black Lives Matter

I've used Firefox as my main browser for a number of years, and I've never looked at the 'recommended' articles, at least not until you mentioned it. There are 21 on offer, none of which are remotely controversial, unless you consider kombucha tea (whatever that is), VJ Day and Cajun seasoning cont...
by Pe.A
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

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 Pe.A
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: English Exceptionalism
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: English Exceptionalism

Some nations may dislike or deride other nations, but do they dislike or deride all of them? The Scots may well have disliked the English since the Scots (or the celtic half of them) may well have felt themselves a colonised tribe, as indeed did the Irish for many years. But do the Scots dislike or...
by Pe.A
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

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 Pe.A
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

Re: Black Lives Matter

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. You said what would have ...
by Pe.A
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

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 Pe.A
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

Re: Black Lives Matter

sejintenej wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Pe.A wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:53 am
Exactly. Although 'caste' is such an ugly word.
At least we are moving away from colour which itself is a wide embracing concept which go from White through to every other shade
Exactly.
by Pe.A
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

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 Pe.A
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

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 Pe.A
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

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 Pe.A
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

Re: Black Lives Matter

Graham. I thought that I had made my views perfectly plain. I do not consider white, black, brown, yellow, round eyes or narrowed eyes, male female or hermaphrodites differently. I do object to green martians however. I view with disgust the actions of certain police of various nationalities who ac...
by Pe.A
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 5680

Re: Black Lives Matter

I think Graham is trying to find offence wherever he can! I have been living abroad for 45 years, I quite regularly get asked where I come from because I still have a slight accent. I have never felt that anyone is trying to tell me that " you're not one of us". On the contrary it is a good opening...