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    @hibs.net private member speedy_gonzales's Avatar
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    Resisting whiteness

    Was just minding my own business tonight when I came across #resistingwhiteness2019 then https://www.scotsman.com/education/university-of-edinburgh-criticised-for-hosting-blatantly-racist-event-1-5013282 (apologies for the lack of hyperlink)

    Now, regardless of your ethnic background, this can't be right?
    I know and understand about "white privilege" but to have an open Q&A where whites are banned from asking questions and "safe" area only open to non-whites,,,, that can't be right, not legal?
    Even following the responses to the Twitter updates to the hashtag, I worry tribal racism isn't leaving us any time soon!
    Last edited by speedy_gonzales; 29-09-2019 at 12:10 PM.

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    I have to laugh that their website's tagline is "Resisting Whiteness - Anti Racist action in the UK".

    Reading their site about assuming genders, avoiding eye contact, safe spaces and sensory overload reminded me of the below video I saw, they replaced clapping with jazz hands


    I do wonder how they believe they are fighting racism by being racists themselves.
    Last edited by CloudSquall; 29-09-2019 at 05:54 AM.

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    Testimonial Due Cataplana's Avatar
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    Somewhere near Albequerque.
    It seems that racism is the best way to cut out racism.

    Apart from that, this thing about safe spaces and avoiding eye contact and overstimulation is all part of a race to the bottom.

    Edit: having given this a lot of thought, I wonder if the reason white people can't speak from the floor is due to white racists hijacking these events; this could also explain the need for a non white breakout area.

    As for measures to avoid overstimulation, etc, what's wrong with giving them a go? If the conference functions well, then it was worth the try, if it doesn't , lessons can be learned.

    This is a student event, and I suppose students should be testing things out and pushing boundaries.
    Last edited by Cataplana; 29-09-2019 at 01:38 PM.

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    Can't remember the bloggers name but they claimed that Edinburgh, as a whole, was too white. I found this pretty bizarre as I think that if I went to Lagos or Luanda I'd pretty much expect to be in a very small minority

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    If someone can't handle some clapping they shouldn't be leaving the house.

    I'm all for inclusion but FFS, the moment I have to give it some jazz hands because someone can't handle applause is the moment I buy a premium "PC gone mad" membership.


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