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How so?

They are the same colour as us now. In the 80's, John Junor wrote a piece about "If only the Irish were green, then we'd know".

 

That's along the lines of why Racism can be clouded now. As Butch said,when they say immigrants, they mean Muslims. Before, they meant darkies.

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'I don't know, that Dev Alahan cunt down the road.' When I asked my da who was that at the door.

They are the same colour as us now. In the 80's, John Junor wrote a piece about "If only the Irish were green, then we'd know".

 

That's along the lines of why Racism can be clouded now. As Butch said,when they say immigrants, they mean Muslims. Before, they meant darkies.

I didn't mean in relation to clouding of racism. I was asking what makes xenophobia -- in terms of national slurs rather than fear of foreigners, and in cases where race is irrelevant -- more acceptable than racism. Why is saying, for example, "Irish/Americans/Polaks shouldn't be allowed in here" any better than "blacks/Asians/yellows shouldn't be allowed in here"? Or to use more real-world examples, what makes "yanks are fat loud thick cunts" more acceptable than "pakis stink of curry"? A lot of people who'd condemn the latter would parrot a version of the former without thinking twice. Pigmentation or flag, it's all prejudice against circumstances of birth.

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I’ve just head a song on the radio that had the lyric “with a grip just like a Scotsman on a five pound note”. I don’t even recognise that particular stereotype.

 

What, that Scots are stingy? It's a pretty old and infamous stereotype. Dickens' Ebenezer Scrooge is the most famous representation of it. From my own experiences, I've never found it to be particularly true.

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I've had non-whites / kiwis / people of aboriginal descent call me a pommie bastard in the last year and a half.

Is it in a particularly vicious or intentionally insulting and derogatory manner, when they are spouting shit like this?

 

There used to be an Australian guy in the shipyard round here; a real fun loving guy affectionately known as

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To pick at the definition of racism, there needs to be a word which describes prejudice or discrimination against somebody of a different nationality based on the belief that each nationality possesses certain characteristics specific to them. Nationalism isn't it.

 

Nationalism is being prideful of the country you belong to.

 

Xenophobia is a dislike or fear of people from other countries or of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange

 

The lexicon is lacking. Xenophobia is a phobia, it's an irrational fear. Racism isn't a phobia. That's my point.

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