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Old 3rd June 2021, 16:46   #31
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Just watch any adverts on TV,then come back and tell me who the Ethnic Minority is
We were in Ikea a couple of weeks ago in Milton Keynes, it was quite busy and there was a lot of people talking to each other, my Wife and I were the only two people speaking English out of more than a dozen people in earshot. I know when I have driven in some parts of the country it is noticeable that there is a higher than I am used too ethnic majority but I am starting to feel like I am not living in England.

I have never considered myself racist in any form but when I feel like the minority in my own country it does make you think.
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Just watch any adverts on TV,then come back and tell me who the Ethnic Minority is
I've noticed that too. Advertisers are terrified of a Facebook frenzy or Twitter tirade, plus threats of a product boycott, if their ads only contain white faces.

It too makes me feel like a member of an ethnic minority, even though I live in an area with only a tiny percentage of non white residents.
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I've noticed that too. Advertisers are terrified of a Facebook frenzy or Twitter tirade, plus threats of a product boycott, if their ads only contain white faces.

It too makes me feel like a member of an ethnic minority, even though I live in an area with only a tiny percentage of non white residents.
Sky Sports presenters and Pundits are even worse
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Sky Sports presenters and Pundits are even worse
Noticed that too in the sports bulletins on their news channel. I don't subscribe to Sky, though I do confess to streaming their cricket coverage, which I am doing as I type this. .

Considering that Sky Sports has been hijacked by the black lives matter rabble, I wouldn't have a subscription to it given.
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On the day after the EU referendum, BBC interviewed two young women. They were upset about the result, citing that it was their future that really mattered and that it would be the end of student exchange schemes, hardly a hot topic during the campaign. They then launched a blistering attack on older voters, accusing them of not caring for todays youth, in effect saying that the elder generations futures were behind them, but conveniently ignoring the fact that about 80% of the over 65's took the trouble to vote, while only about a third of the 18-25 age group could be bothered to drag themselves away from social media, get off their fat backsides and turn up at the polling stations. I think its fair to assume that this low turnout figure was, in truth, because they couldn't vote on their phones.
Wow, I wonder what they think of the 20's generation. Yeah, those oldies that went through the depression years as kids, fought in WW2 as teenagers and re-built the countries infrastructure whilst being rationed.

Student exchange? Hardly in the same league is it?

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As I said before - the Children’s Christmas Annual from the 1960’s uses this term openly. Also my Dad used to polish his shoes with “N***** Black Shoe Polish”.

And it is so true that attitudes change dramatically over time. Many books from authors like Nevil Shute wrote with a heavy misogynistic bias in their day. He also writes about a Doctor and Patient smoking cigarettes during a medical consultation.
Don't forget that it was permissible to have a Golliwog doll and collect the paper type one's from Robertson's jam! I fear I'll be long gone before what we consider allowable is allowed again!

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