Sunday, 6 January 2008

Dulce et decorum est

It's good and appropriate, that sometimes people of colour should be castigated for their racism against whites. (here)
Aahhhh sledging...should we take it seriously?

4 comments:

SouthOzBloke said...

It's interesting to stumble across instances of reverse racism. Three come to mind.
Me being called a racist for stopping a drunk from walking off with my beer.
Hearing an exchange student say all Aussie women were sl**s.
An intoxicated indigenous fellow abuse an asian lady in Gouger Street telling her to go home and stop taking our jobs (or words to that effect).
I wonder if making everyone colourblind would help.

stephen clark said...

My mother once told me that she was very impressed with Dr Hedley Beare, who was for some time I think Director General of Education in the Territory.
Her abiding memory was of him making the observation that "Everyone is racist!"
It is of course so obvious that we almost don't realise it.

arthurvandelay said...

It's good and appropriate, that sometimes people of colour should be castigated for their racism against whites.

Andrew Symonds has West Indian heritage.

stephen said...

India (it seems to me) is very vulnerable to racism.
The present hypocrisy craps me off. It is actually about purchasing power rather than principle n'est-ce pas?