Michael_3165 Posted December 15, 2016 Share Posted December 15, 2016 So there was this massive shockwave that was directed toward the New Day trio following Xavier Woods 'Black Excellence' picture/caption post. Kofi, for his part, handled the whole thing pretty well. I want to know a few things from you all... 1) How widespread is racism in your daily lives/local areas? 2) Are there divisions within the community between races? 3) What was this whole nonsense with New Day all about? I personally don't see too much racism in my local area but then I know so many black and asian people through my work that it wouldn't really be tolerated. A close Romanian friend went to Nottingham a few weeks ago and was told she should 'go home' which surprised me because I had never come across this before (the remain campaign have jumped on this as proof of evil Brexit but that's besides the point). Most people in my area respect each other though there is a definite generational gap when it comes to acceptance (I hate the term tolerance) of people from other backgrounds. The Twitter thing was ridiculous and really showed how ignorant people truly are. With that in mind it would be interesting to see the response to a 'white excellence' or a 'asian excellence' variation to the caption and how this would have been taken by the twitter trolls too... Would there be any difference? I had a brilliant conversation with a friend who is a Muslim. She started wearing the head scarf after 30 years not wearing it and it was astounding how people changed toward her. She was not included in conversation during meetings, people would avoid eye contact and people actually laughed when she started wearing it. She explained clearly how this type of silent racism (or xenophobia) is more prevalent than outward nastiness. Ideas welcome Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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