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Jay Bird Apr 1st 2008 6:48 pm

Re: How do you deal with the racism in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by websheep (Post 6134022)
He then got very defensive and asked "where I was from", then proceeded to call me an ignorant foreigner and that I didn't know anything about how things work in Canada.

The bartender is a bigot, if not a racist.

I'm intrigued as to why he needed to know where you were from! This points to his being a racist, which is defined in the OED as ......"discrimination against or antagonism towards other races."
If he hadn't asked where you are from, it would just have been a bit of an argy-bargy.
Bigot? Racist? Same difference in certain situations...........Roget's Thesaurus groups them together with various other useful words.
I had a similar situation with a woman in a well-known DIY store, who refused to give me the address of the head office saying, in a very sneering way "THEY won't do anything about it" How wrong was she! :blink:

websheep Apr 3rd 2008 6:21 pm

Re: How do you deal with the racism in Canada?
 

Originally Posted by oldbag (Post 6143538)
If he hadn't asked where you are from, it would just have been a bit of an argy-bargy.

Exactly.

Oh well, I'm over it now. On the bright side, I've now got a good reason to not go to the pub, esp. when my mates try to drag me out :thumbup:

Jay Bird May 29th 2008 7:41 pm

Re: How do you deal with the racism in Canada?
 
Interesting article.................

http://www.reuters.com/article/lates.../idUSN21390521

:( :frown:


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