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by sejintenej
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

Just thinking after watching a teacher playing the piano to his students on some program We need REAL leaders in this country. Who, if anyone here, remembers Kimi Makarion on Blue Peter. No-one, I am not surprised. She is a Japanese lady who taught. unpaid, in a UK primary school. Her pupils were sh...
by sejintenej
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

A huge subject concerns the Dalits (Untouchables) in Indian culture!!! Just as bad today as it was a hundred, perhaps even a thousand years ago. David :shock: Just one well known situation. It goes for many other Indian groups (I don't want to use the word tribe to describe for example Sinds and Si...
by sejintenej
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

David, these are all very nice examples of cases that related to the actions of individuals or specific organizations. I don't deny that biases and prejudice exist outside of the realm that the Black Lives Matter movement is focused on. I want to go back to my original question though. My position ...
by sejintenej
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

What I discovered, however, was that what outsiders consider to be one Jewish community is, in reality, split into two main groups, in the UK at least, with one considerably larger and more influential than the other. My proposed subject was a member of the minority group. Lest anyone think that I ...
by sejintenej
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

Racism absolutely exists in other countries and among other groups. The example of Chinese in Malaysia is a strong example and there are countless others. What we have predominantly been discussing here in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement is the impact of institutional and systemic ra...
by sejintenej
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

The problem absolutely is a White one , because whites dominate and have the power. Do you remember that terrible film with Michael Douglas and Demi Moore called "Disclosure"? There's a great quote in there. "Sexual harassment is not about sex. It is about power. She has it; you don't." You can and...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3425

Re: GRACE

For the School (grecians) Dance I am not sure how the ladies were found. I did recognise most as being staff members - my partner was one of the nurses. I am certain they didn't import any girls from the nearby girls boarding school For the dance lessons AFAIR some boys took the ladies' part - I don...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

EXAMPLES FROM BRITISH MILITARY OFFICERS’ REPORTS (OERs) 1. His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity. 2. I would not breed from this Officer. 3. This man is depriving a village somewhere of its idiot. 4. This officer can be likened to a small puppy - he runs around excitedly, leav...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

it's a term that I would not recommend any white person use. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/dear-white-people-stop-using-the-term-uncle-tom/2018/11/15/8a68e9c0-e84e-11e8-a939-9469f1166f9d_story.html sejintenej wrote: ↑ Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:14 pm No - by definition it's not racist - the term U...
by sejintenej
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3425

Re: GRACE

Ballroom dancing lessons in the Library included standards like the waltz as well as group dances like Dashing White Sergeant. The latter were of little value as visiting girls had usually never heard of them. The Morris dancing, including a fool with an inflatable pig’s bladder, nearly led to my f...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

If so why all the complaints about "All Lives Matter"? It is that to which I object. BLM specifies black lives; why not ALM? This gets to the very heart of the matter. Of course all lives matter but white lives already matter; that is the direct consequence of white privilege and I have happily ben...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Black Lives Matter
Replies: 101
Views: 4856

Re: Black Lives Matter

Finally, at the left of the arc there are those who genuinely get it; who accept that there is a problem, that they may even be part of the problem, and not only acknowledge the idea of 'white privilege' from which they have and continue to benefit, but similarly understand the institutional nature...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster
Replies: 37
Views: 4815

Re: Congratulations to this year's Grecians and their new Headmaster

For some reason I have just found (?) this thread. I do remember replying to Oliver about the French system. France splits pupils at an early age into what I imagine to be the old fashioned UK system - trade and theoretical (I can't think of the correct word). The Bac can be taken in conventional su...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: From the sublime to the ridiculous
Replies: 246
Views: 45460

Re: From the sublime to the ridiculous

As for this "Black Lives" palaver, I accept that black people, Asian (?yellow) foreign and British people all have exactly the same rights to life. I do object to picking out one group as being better than others which is what the present movement implies. This is not what the Black Lives Matter mo...
by sejintenej
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: GRACE
Replies: 71
Views: 3425

Re: GRACE

The Grecians’ ballroom dancing classes ended because Mr DCF Chaundy, who initiated and taught them (a teacher of physics, very pleasant chap and junior housemaster in Barnes A) left CH for a post at Malvern College. He was a most enthusiastic folk dancer and successfully taught ballroom and Morris ...