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saibot

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Jul 2020
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    This means 1 hour of calm in the house. After that who knows.

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    I understand(well, not from own experience)what your are talking about. My wife being brown....but you know not too dark, does seem to make it easier for white people to deal with. Well until it comes to promotions, good service at restaurants, being taken seriously in general. It seems that she is fine until she speaks up or trying to be "smart"( she is damn smart, well spoken and earns a heap more money than me ....and for good reasons). As I have come to understand and see things as long as you as a BAME person assimilates and try to be as white as you can be the less shit you will have to take......but make no mistake you will still have to take a whole heap of shit every single day. Oh and she didn't smile a lot in public when we first met either.....she still doesn't. She needs to keep that guard up for a reason. 0% tolerance is the only way forward but thats on mine and all other white peoples shoulders to sort out.

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    Apologies, I don’t think you can see what part is a quote. First 3 lines is what I’m trying to quote.

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    if you're darker than a caucasian, then you're black no matter you're ancestry/cultural history, because that's how white society will view you.
    My wife( Bethnal Green born, East Ham breed has be saying something like this for some time. She is of south Asian heritage. Been brewing for some time but I’m stoked that she won’t take this anymore. Last year she said from now on my racism tolerance is 0%.There is a lot more to all of that but not gonna do a massive post. Of course I should have been the person to say she should not have any tolerance but sadly
    I was not.

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    Happy this thread is here! I always through the years saw myself as a anti-racist when in reality I’m a non-racist with ambition to do better. I’m lucky that my wife has educated me to a certain level about what non white people face that I do not. Going to the Parliament Square protest was good for both of us. Seemed to be an outlet she needed and a wake up call I needed. I’ll contribute more to this thread for sure.

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    Also set up a new savings account for a trip to Japan(never been) just to make myself feel better.

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    Got a refund from the hotel in Soelden I was gonna stay at(non refundable/doe on a debit card) so thats nice. EasyJet flights I'm not sure about refund wise but under the current circumstances I really dont care that much. There is other people that have bigger problems than me.

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    Heard rumours that they would shut Geneva airport for 2 weeks soon. But they wouldn’t do that overnight so I wouldn’t be all that stressed!

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    Actually some friends are still heading for Canada so snow can still be had......I just don’t have the funds for that one.

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