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post Dec 16 2017, 08:44 PM
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Thats where it started last time

Though I do think that as far right now seems to mean control of borders and anti mass immigration it seems that its more middle to me. But the parameters of what is far right seem to have changed. A lot.
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post Dec 16 2017, 08:49 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Dec 16 2017, 08:44 PM) *
Thats where it started last time

Though I do think that as far right now seems to mean control of borders and anti mass immigration it seems that its more middle to me. But the parameters of what is far right seem to have changed. A lot.

A university sent out a message re the snow to its students last week: "Are you thinking of a white Christmas, we're still open, come in for lectures" Got reported for 'racism' cos the used the word 'white'. Cant make it up? don't need to, it's here now.


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post Dec 18 2017, 05:45 AM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Dec 16 2017, 08:49 PM) *
A university sent out a message re the snow to its students last week: "Are you thinking of a white Christmas, we're still open, come in for lectures" Got reported for 'racism' cos the used the word 'white'. Cant make it up? don't need to, it's here now.

Are you sure that’s right? I heard it was “white campus” rather than Christmas, which you would agree would be open to a different interpretation whatever the intention.
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post Dec 18 2017, 06:50 AM
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QUOTE (newres @ Dec 18 2017, 05:45 AM) *
Are you sure that’s right? I heard it was “white campus” rather than Christmas, which you would agree would be open to a different interpretation whatever the intention.

Checked the story and indeed it would appear that you have the right version. However, I see your correction and raise you with :

"This is not the first time someone has attacked a Christmas carol or tradition as being racist. A Boston University professor claims that the carol “Jingle Bells” has a “problematic history.” As one of the most common Christmas carols in the world, singers probably never knew where the song originated.

BU theater historian Kyna Hamill explains the history of the song as a one written and performed to make fun of African Americans. As she wrote in her research paper two years ago, “The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is one where its blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history.”


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Isn’t it obvious? She's just an uppity.
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post Dec 19 2017, 06:09 AM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Dec 18 2017, 06:50 AM) *
Checked the story and indeed it would appear that you have the right version. However, I see your correction and raise you with :

"This is not the first time someone has attacked a Christmas carol or tradition as being racist. A Boston University professor claims that the carol “Jingle Bells” has a “problematic history.” As one of the most common Christmas carols in the world, singers probably never knew where the song originated.

BU theater historian Kyna Hamill explains the history of the song as a one written and performed to make fun of African Americans. As she wrote in her research paper two years ago, “The legacy of ‘Jingle Bells’ is one where its blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history.”

And?
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post Dec 19 2017, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Dec 19 2017, 06:09 AM) *
And?

Because! tongue.gif


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Isn’t it obvious? She's just an uppity.
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