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How do you deal with the racism in Canada?

Old Feb 24th 2008, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by marclouis View Post
I was suprised when an old friend i normally respect from Van recently told me her area was going downhill, now that loads of "Iranians" were moving in. She told me they are the cause of all the drug crime and rising property prices. If felt it was a pretty racist point of view. I felt quite uncomfortable hearing that, for her it sounded so matter of fact.
But did you say anything to her about your discomfort, or did you just let it ride?
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This thread and its putrid ranting makes me puke. As does the miserable petty whining of angry old conservative uptight white men.



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Old Feb 24th 2008, 8:32 pm
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Default Re: How do you deal with the racism in Canada?

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But did you say anything to her about your discomfort, or did you just let it ride?
I changed the subject, shes an older lady, normally very decent, with friends from all ethnic backgrounds, and i am not an "anglo" brit. I have to leave it be.
I am not sure she could tell the difference between an Iraqi, Iranian or Indian.

It is the only time i have seen racism in canada first hand, but then again i have only spent 30 days in total there.
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Old Feb 24th 2008, 8:33 pm
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This thread and its putrid ranting makes me puke. As does the miserable petty whining of angry old conservative uptight white men.



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Old Feb 24th 2008, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by marclouis View Post
I changed the subject, shes an older lady, normally very decent, with friends from all ethnic backgrounds, and i am not an "anglo" brit. I have to leave it be.
I am not sure she could tell the difference between an Iraqi, Iranian or Indian.

It is the only time i have seen racism in canada first hand, but then again i have only spent 30 days in total there.
Whether she can tell the difference between races is hardly the point..............leaving "it be", as you opted to do just condones the behaviour
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Originally Posted by marclouis View Post
I was suprised when an old friend i normally respect from Van recently told me her area was going downhill, now that loads of "Iranians" were moving in. She told me they are the cause of all the drug crime and rising property prices.
Maybe she was right.
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Whether she can tell the difference between races is hardly the point..............leaving "it be", as you opted to do just condones the behaviour
Darn it, Mrs M.....that's what I was going to say!
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Old Feb 24th 2008, 8:38 pm
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Originally Posted by bazzz View Post
Maybe she was right.
Possibly - but marclouis said he felt "uncomfortable" hearing her comments..............that's why I asked him the question.....
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Old Feb 24th 2008, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Mrs Muesli View Post
Whether she can tell the difference between races is hardly the point..............leaving "it be", as you opted to do just condones the behaviour
i understand your point but sometimes if you comment on these things the people making them claim that is YOU that has the problem and the old cliche comes out " chip on your shoulder".
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i understand your point but sometimes if you comment on these things the people making them claim that is YOU that has the problem and the old cliche comes out " chip on your shoulder".

So it just keeps on rolling, then, because people are afraid to tackle it......it's a good thing we don't all subscribe to that lily-livered approach isn't it!
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Whether she can tell the difference between races is hardly the point
I just wanted the reader to understand what sort of person we are talking about.

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leaving "it be", as you opted to do just condones the behaviour
I disagree. It wasnt the time or the place, when i am living as a resident and not a guest in her house i will have that luxury.
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Old Feb 24th 2008, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by marclouis View Post
I just wanted the reader to understand what sort of person we are talking about.



I disagree. It wasnt the time or the place, when i am living as a resident and not a guest in her house i will have that luxury.

Ah - yes, you are in a delicate situation. Understood - apologies, and I will climb down from my high horse!
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Originally Posted by bazzz View Post
Maybe she was right.
seemed a contradiction to me, escalate crime and drive property prices up.
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Originally Posted by Mrs Muesli View Post
So it just keeps on rolling, then, because people are afraid to tackle it......it's a good thing we don't all subscribe to that lily-livered approach isn't it!
You have to accept that there are people who will never change............otherwise you could spend your life challenging people!

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Originally Posted by marclouis View Post
seemed a contradiction to me, escalate crime and drive property prices up.
I dunno. Lots of criminals are very rich.
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