Racism and Racial Exodus
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: mrlipik-ga
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24 Apr 2006 19:55 PDT
Expires: 25 Apr 2006 08:13 PDT
Question ID: 722472
Someone said this to me via internet messaging today (from a white individual): "_____ street is a waste of time since the negros came in... it was SO BUSTLING and awesome but the f****** blacks took over, and I dont even feel comforitable [sic] walking down it anymore." An offensive bit of racism... but I am wondering if there is a source of information I can find on this perceived phenomenon, or what it is called: by perceived phenomenon, I mean the perception or reality that a race is "taking over." If I can just find some jargon about it, I can further research myself. I just need some information to better make an argument against the kind of ignorance present in that statement.
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Re: Racism and Racial Exodus
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 24 Apr 2006 21:44 PDT
Small ethnic groups that take over a particular area and behave in a anti-social and violent way, causing other residents and visitors to be terrorized, often play the 'race' card and use 'racialism' from the complainers as an excuse. It occurs in every city and small town in Australia, and a lot of people are thoroughly fed up with it. The colour of a person has nothing to do with it, it is the antisocial behaviour that is abhorrent.
Re: Racism and Racial Exodus
From: myoarin-ga on 25 Apr 2006 02:46 PDT
"... and I dont even feel comforitable [sic] walking down it anymore." You may have heard that in Potsdam, Germany, a German citizen of Ethiopian origin was recently brutally attacked - still in an induced coma. The assumption is that the attack was racially motivated. Africans interviewed in Potsdam after the incident said much the same thing, not about any specific street or neighborhood, simply about the fact that the incident heightened their fear of being attacked. As Pugwash explains: it is the antisocial behaviour of a small group - in this case, ethnically part of the overwhelming majority. Also, as he points out, the percieved change in a neighborhood does not have to result from blacks or yellows moving in, although color makes the change more apparent. Although the comment quoted was obviously racially oriented, face it, most of us prefer to live amoung like-minded people who share our interests and life style. (And to some extent, we have laws and housing regulations that "protect" us from activities that are beyond the - our - accepted norms.) The quotation was clearly not politically correct - one doesn't say that - but the perception expressed is IMHO reality.
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