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Thread #161296 Message #3834993
Posted By: Steve Shaw
26-Jan-17 - 10:24 AM
Thread Name: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
Subject: RE: blacked up morris dancers abused in uk
As I said, an objective discussion about this has to exclude the concept of "being offended." There's an article in this week's Bude and Stratton Post about a chap who was taking his dog and two little daughters for a walk in a local wood. They came across two fellows who were, er, engaged in a rapturous embrace, shall we say, and not entirely clothed at that. Should he have:
Taken offence and called the police?
Taken offence and shut up (that's the British way, you know!)
Taken offence and ranted and raved at the men?
Had a quiet giggle and discreetly shepherded his kids out of sight? He could have explained the situation to them later...
Got indignant with his daughters over their ignorance of the traditions of homosexual behaviour (remind you of any comments in this thread...)?
And would he have worried as much had it been a boy and a girl? Hmm...
In my view there's one correct answer in that lot....
I agree with you about not lumping all black people together. We shouldn't really be lumping any people together. As for measuring how bad racist activities against black peoples are by seeing how many black people are offended, it's probably worth remembering that some black people call other black people niggers. Does anyone here think that that mitigates or excuses the horridness of calling black people niggers?
By the way, yer man in the wood responded to what he saw by...putting the story on Facebook. 😂😂😂