Abolition Of Slavery And Of The Trade Itself.

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Re: Abolition Of Slavery And Of The Trade Itself.

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There is racism and perceptions of racism; the latter is the biggest problem because it is insidiously built into the psyche. Thus, for example if a BAME person applies for a job and doesnt get it, there is likely to be an assumption of racial bias even though it may not be true. This is reflected throughout the community.
I suspect that much of the outburst at present is of this type. Sad, and difficult to counter.

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Timoth wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:25 pm
There is racism and perceptions of racism; the latter is the biggest problem because it is insidiously built into the psyche. Thus, for example if a BAME person applies for a job and doesnt get it, there is likely to be an assumption of racial bias even though it may not be true. This is reflected throughout the community.
And your evidence for those assertions?

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Experience

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Timoth wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:34 pm
Experience
Ah. None, then.

Just confirmation bias.

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Most of what is on this thread is bias, as are your views. As is most of the whole discussion of racism by comfy middle class Brits living in France on the proceeds of selling expensive houses in UK and buying cheap in France, with a few exceptions.

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Timoth wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Most of what is on this thread is bias, as are your views. As is most of the whole discussion of racism by comfy middle class Brits living in France on the proceeds of selling expensive houses in UK and buying cheap in France, with a few exceptions.
Can’t what that has to do with it really but at least we’re trying to see and understand things from another's point of view unlike some.

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Timoth wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Most of what is on this thread is bias, as are your views. As is most of the whole discussion of racism by comfy middle class Brits living in France on the proceeds of selling expensive houses in UK and buying cheap in France, with a few exceptions.
My god. The crap you come out with.

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Timoth wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:25 pm
There is racism and perceptions of racism; the latter is the biggest problem because it is insidiously built into the psyche. Thus, for example if a BAME person applies for a job and doesnt get it, there is likely to be an assumption of racial bias even though it may not be true. This is reflected throughout the community.
I suspect that much of the outburst at present is of this type. Sad, and difficult to counter.
Perhaps have a read of this:
https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/study ... andidates/

An actual study, one of many. No perceptions.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
William Ralph Inge

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A national mea culpa for things which happened centuries ago is neither healthy, relevant or useful. The rewriting of history for political and social reasons Is dangerous and always inaccurate. Pulling down statues is just vandalism but removing them by consent is fine.
We need to see why racism exists now, real racism, not racism mythology, and deal with that.
No country has a perfect history, race, tribe or whatever has a perfect ‘clean’ history.

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Hexenbeest wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Timoth wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:25 pm
There is racism and perceptions of racism; the latter is the biggest problem because it is insidiously built into the psyche. Thus, for example if a BAME person applies for a job and doesnt get it, there is likely to be an assumption of racial bias even though it may not be true. This is reflected throughout the community.
I suspect that much of the outburst at present is of this type. Sad, and difficult to counter.
Perhaps have a read of this:
https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/study ... andidates/

An actual study, one of many. No perceptions.
That does not obviate my point.

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