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TOPIC: Good news on race
#207271
Wyot

Good news on race 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
The latest report finds that the UK is no longer institutionally rigged against people from ethnic minorities.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56585538

A cause for celebration, one would think. However, groups are already calling the findings of the report "disappointing". If so what was the point of the investigation and report? Truth or victim narrative? What sort of an unaccountable arrogance says a reports conclusions are "disappointing" without producing a shred of evidence as to why?

Will we ever be able to have a sensible conversation on race again? Or do something about the white working class boys which this report againfinds are dropping further & further behind any category.
 
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#207276
Honey

Re:Good news on race 3 Weeks, 2 Days ago  
If they had complained that the investigating body was inadequate before the results came through it would be fair enough.
Did they?

It reminds me of the Democrats whinging about the unfair voting system for four years until it went in their favour and became infallible.
 
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#207278
Wyot

Re:Good news on race 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
Honey wrote:
If they had complained that the investigating body was inadequate before the results came through it would be fair enough.
Did they?

It reminds me of the Democrats whinging about the unfair voting system for four years until it went in their favour and became infallible.


I don't think they complained about the body prior. I think this goes beyond a self interested party political reaction. They really believe that if something doesn't fit with their world-view it is wrong. If you dare to question why the report should be questioned you are now likely to be labelled a racist.

The definition of a racist, it seems to me, gets broader all the time. They would call it greater understanding of the issue, and perhaps it partly is; but I think it is also distorting meaning & reality to signal virtue and the risk is that the word (and so concept) of a racist will be devalued & normalised.

This would be a tragedy because real racism is an evil to be battled everywhere.
 
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#207285
Jo

Re:Good news on race 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
I wonder how the Commission was set up and composed and whether any of the bodies criticising its findings might have an axe to grind for not being included.
 
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#207291
Sheba

Re:Good news on race 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
Definitions are certainly getting broader. I think the definition of 'far right' now is someone who votes Conservative.
 
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Wyot

Re:Good news on race 3 Weeks, 1 Day ago  
Sheba wrote:
Definitions are certainly getting broader. I think the definition of 'far right' now is someone who votes Conservative.

I don't think most people under 40 know the difference between right and left wing. To be fair these terms have also lost all meaning in reality as well. A useful working definition of a right-winger is now: someone reluctant to virtue signal at the drop of a hat. You read it here first.
 
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