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Reverse racism

mheredgemheredge WordsmithHere and therePosts: 25,751 mod
Aamer Rahman is an Australian comic of Bangladeshi descent. He believes that even as a person of colour, he too can be a racist. Reverse racism exists. He explains the circumstances when he could be a reverse racist. It is both hilarious and informative.

He has an Australian accent, though not very strong.

Is racism an issue where you live? Do you think people are becoming more or less racist? Why do you think people are racist? What do you think?


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/5/1510902/-Australian-comedian-puts-the-reverse-racism-concept-to-sleep-permanently



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  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge, as you know French very well I would recommend a comedy 'Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au bon Dieu'. :)

    There is inverse racism there. :) The black father doesn't want his black son to marry a white French girl as the white men have plundered Africa. :)

    http://www.programme-tv.net/cinema/4717981-qu-est-ce-qu-on-a-fait-au-bon-dieu/
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    That's exactly what reverse racism is about @Xanthippe. I will see if I can watch this later. I have a faster internet connection in Bangkok, so it might work!
  • markovmarkov Posts: 32 ✭✭
    do u know algeria
  • markovmarkov Posts: 32 ✭✭
    silly question but kot of people dont
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Markov, of course I do. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge We don't face any issue in our own country related to racism but on social media sometimes people try to bully us by calling poor Asians. There was an incident where I had to report a person to the facebook team for his racist comments about Asians.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Recently, Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio took part in a racist joke. They have to face a lot of criticism on it.

    http://www.vox.com/2016/4/12/11414996/clinton-de-blasio-cp-time-joke
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    markov wrote: »
    do u know algeria

    I don't @markov, but I have met a few Algerians in France. Why do you ask?
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Our foreign minister said that Poland was departing from slavish behaviour towards the USA (he used a word 'murzyńskość' - negritude, but in English this word has a different connotation). Well, because Obama is black it had rather humorous effect. :)

    'Murzyn' means a person of colour (black) but it is not offensive. However, it can be used in the sense of 'slave'.



  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The same topic ;)


  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe Initially I thought that it is an advertisement of a whiting cream. LOL May be in future, these companies are also blamed for racism by showing different colour tones of skin. ;)


  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly, the guy would do better as a cream advertiser instead of ruining our reputation. ;)
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 4,697 mod
    Any race that thinks badly of another race - based merely on race alone - is a racist. You can be prejudiced no matter which race you are a part of.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2016
    @Xanthippe which cosmetic company, would you suggest to take him as a model? :)
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    People are always suspicious of outsiders. Xenophobia is a common problem.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly, I think l'Oréal should engage him. ;) He is an ideal male model. ;) They would increase their sales I am sure. ;)
    And I would suggest showing the change of colour in both directions to make the ad universal: from black to white and from white to black. ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe it depends on what are the views of Oreal company's CEO about racism? ;)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sometimes people do it intentionally in order to get some hidden motives.
    mheredge said:

    People are always suspicious of outsiders. Xenophobia is a common problem.

  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Or rather his views on male beauty. ;) @Bubbly, Do you prefer a sickly pale decrepit weakling or healthily black sun-burned sportive meat-eater?
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe I can understand your feelings about this guy. The only suggestion is to take a big hammer ......and do whatever you want to do! ;)


  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    That hammer looks positively lethal @Bubbly!
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Bubbly, well, this would revive grey matter in his brain. He desperately needs it. ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    Are you sure it won't kill even more brain cells @Xanthippe. It give him the excuse he needs to plead total ineptitude.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    Say no to 'Racial Discrimination!!!!!!!'

    :-1:
  • jackshawjackshaw Posts: 19 ✭✭
    > @Bubbly said:
    > @Xanthippe Initially I thought that it is an advertisement of a whiting cream. LOL May be in future, these companies are also blamed for racism by showing different colour tones of skin. ;)

    great
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge, right, the poor guy is already ill equipped. :) It could make things worse. :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    Equal treatment shall be implemented...
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe how can you hit an empty brain? ;)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    Ethical values shall be shared to different nationalities regardless of their races and their cultures. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,007 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Xanthippe @mheredge whilst reading about reversible racism, I found this article very interesting. I think reversible racism is an unconscious effort to satisfy yourself. :)
    https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/unconscious-racial-stereotypes-can-be-reversible
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