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Old 03-10-2008, 08:30 AM
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Half of Canadians racists?

http://www.winnipegsun.com/Series/Ra...82358-sun.html

What a shocker. . . not.

Sop what does our resident socialist Canadian have to say about this? WHat does he think is best to do about it up there? Like what is going on up there that he thinks is working to stop this?
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:28 PM
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probably something like this:
http://media.www.collegian.com/media...-2239641.shtml
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:37 PM
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I dont like racists however many their are ...

I would like to know more about it but from what I can tell in the article that number is of ppl who consider themselves even slightly racist, im not sure what slightly racist even means, im not sure the people polled even know ...

All that said we should work to remove bigotry based on race from society, wherever its found ...
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:44 PM
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By saying that Americans are 34% racist toward Arabs to Canada's 47%? The polls are probably too different, I would bet in the final analysis our rates would be closer to each other. Looks like both countries have an issue that we need to work through. What is the state of racism towards Arabs in the Netherlands?
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I dont like racists however many their are ...

I would like to know more about it but from what I can tell in the article that number is of ppl who consider themselves even slightly racist, im not sure what slightly racist even means, im not sure the people polled even know ...

All that said we should work to remove bigotry based on race from society, wherever its found ...
That's what I mean, the polls probably measure racism differently so I don't think we can make much of the difference shown.

I find that the best antidote for racism is more positive contact between the groups. Introduce your friends to an Arab, it's more convincing than arguing about it.
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what a stupid thread!
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:06 PM
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That's what I mean, the polls probably measure racism differently so I don't think we can make much of the difference shown.

I find that the best antidote for racism is more positive contact between the groups. Introduce your friends to an Arab, it's more convincing than arguing about it.
Yup, fear of the other only happens when ppl arent in contact together ...
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http://www.winnipegsun.com/Series/Ra...82358-sun.html

What a shocker. . . not.

Sop what does our resident socialist Canadian have to say about this? WHat does he think is best to do about it up there? Like what is going on up there that he thinks is working to stop this?

I would have to disagree with the article I would guess the number of racist people in Canada is much much higher, than half.
If memory serves me correctly, Even the U N came down on them for the way they treat the natives in there country.I think this public spanking has happened on more than one occasion .
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:42 PM
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what a stupid thread!
How so? So talking about racism and its effects on the community is now bad? I actually didnt see anything wrong with what Monkey said earlier in the thread.
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So talking about racism and its effects on the community is now bad?


no that you using an issue of importance to try to bait argh is.

the fact that you started this thread shows how much the monkey truly lives in yer head
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I'm a yanuck (yankee/canuck) living in BC now. We do have racism up here and some of it is pretty ugly. The natives are treated like crap and a lot of people aren't happy with all the immigration in the last couple of decades. Many english Canadians don't like Quebecers and places like Halifax have some serious problems between the black and white communities. It doesn't really compare to the racial divide found in most US cities though.

Things have gotten worse in the last few years with a conservative government here which loves Bush and his neocon bullshit.
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no that you using an issue of importance to try to bait argh is.

the fact that you started this thread shows how much the monkey truly lives in yer head
No, I started a thread because NOONE wanted to talk about non-US events on this forum. But once again the idea of talking about non-US events and topics is brushed aside by some posters, funnily enough Monkey was not one of them.
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