The Woke AF Thread Page 120

  • simpleexplodingmaybe 29 Jun 2020 08:23:45 13,547 posts
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    Looks like Newcastleís premier art house cinema and general cultural institution is in a lot of trouble.

    Bad handling of cases of sexual assault and bullying followed by a dreadful response and now nearly all of their current staff and dozens of former staff have signed a long open letter calling out the management
  • You-can-call-me-kal 30 Jun 2020 10:45:25 19,729 posts
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    Today I learned that Mutya from the Sugababes is super woke sheeple

    https://twitter.com/Mutyabuena21
  • Dgzter 30 Jun 2020 10:57:18 3,209 posts
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    @simpleexplodingmaybe

    That the Tyneside Cinema, yeah? My wife's a Geordie and had mentioned this, sounded pretty grim :( I'd always really enjoyed going there as well whenever we were visiting the in-laws.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 30 Jun 2020 10:59:17 24,942 posts
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    www is also 666. Something to think about guys.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 30 Jun 2020 11:04:53 13,547 posts
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    Dgzter wrote:
    @simpleexplodingmaybe

    That the Tyneside Cinema, yeah? My wife's a Geordie and had mentioned this, sounded pretty grim :( I'd always really enjoyed going there as well whenever we were visiting the in-laws.
    Yeah, Thereís now over 140 current and former staff signing the letter against the senior management and their not good culture

    Edit - over 200 and itís the front page story on the biggest local paper

    Edited by simpleexplodingmaybe at 11:28:50 30-06-2020
  • SnackPlissken 30 Jun 2020 11:11:47 1,858 posts
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    https://twitter.com/BBCCountryfile/status/1277277327639154688
  • You-can-call-me-kal 30 Jun 2020 11:14:54 19,729 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    https://twitter.com/BBCCountryfile/status/1277277327639154688
    Are you drawing attention to the post or the replies?
  • Lukus 30 Jun 2020 11:16:06 23,224 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Today I learned that Mutya from the Sugababes is super woke sheeple

    https://twitter.com/Mutyabuena21
    Oh wow, she's fully in.
  • SnackPlissken 30 Jun 2020 11:28:44 1,858 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    https://twitter.com/BBCCountryfile/status/1277277327639154688
    Are you drawing attention to the post or the replies?
    Both really. This is the research.

    http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/file/290011

    It seems as if they surveyed a bunch of people from ethnic backgrounds and used stereotypes of country folk as being unwelcoming which is actually far from it, even people in the comments who are from an ethic background consider this to be untrue.

    ďItís probably because they only know their own little community. They
    donít really see that difference of people. They donít see other cultures,
    cos if you see a typical English village culture, itís very much within
    themselves, isnít it?Ē (Pakistani woman, Bradford)
    ďI think people in the countryside are quite rude to outsiders. Within their
    community they can be really friendly and really nice, but when it comes
    to those from outside, they can be not so nice. I donít think they are
    hostile. Theyíre set in their own little ways and they donít want their way
    of life to be disturbed.Ē (Indian woman, London)
    ďTheyíve got their own core values and sometimes they are a bit on their
    guard with outsiders, thatís my perception, because they feel like their
    territories are being invaded. They donít accept that change.Ē (Indian
    man, Birmingham)
    Some commented on the stark contrast between the attitudes of English rural
    dwellers towards outsiders and those of rural people in their country of origins.
    ď[In Pakistan], you go into the country and people there are very simple,
    very welcoming, very accommodating. You drive through their land and
    they will wave at you while the dust is flying around. Simple and
    hospitable people. They see you as their guests if youíre on their land.
    They go out of their way even to feed you.
    Interviewer: Would you expect the same attitude in England?
    Oh no!Ē (Pakistani man, London)
    BBC are way off on this.

    Edited by SnackPlissken at 11:29:12 30-06-2020
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 30 Jun 2020 11:32:15 13,547 posts
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    The countryside is pretty white.

    I donít even live in the real countryside and itís almost 100% white here, I bet if I lived much further into Northumberland there will be lots of communities which are literally totally white.
  • disusedgenius 30 Jun 2020 11:34:09 10,503 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    used stereotypes of country folk as being unwelcoming which is actually far from it
    Ha, sure thing.
  • SnackPlissken 30 Jun 2020 11:36:01 1,858 posts
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    I live 10 miles from the Peak District and I see people of all different backgrounds. If I pass someone, I'll say a hello. It's what practically everyone does.
  • SnackPlissken 30 Jun 2020 11:38:17 1,858 posts
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    And how many people from the city coming to the countryside and making a mess? Isn't that more of a issue you disgusting city dwellers.
  • disusedgenius 30 Jun 2020 11:39:12 10,503 posts
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    Well that certainly told me.
  • Psychotext 30 Jun 2020 11:39:32 66,953 posts
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    Most of the places I've been through when mountain biking are pretty rich, white and unwelcoming. That said, it does seem to get friendlier the further north you go.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 30 Jun 2020 11:44:21 24,942 posts
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    I live in the Northumbrian countryside and ethnic minorities are shot on sight.
  • Rhaegyr 30 Jun 2020 11:52:31 5,122 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    I live 10 miles from the Peak District and I see people of all different backgrounds. If I pass someone, I'll say a hello. It's what practically everyone does.
    I go to the Peak District, Lake District, Somerset etc. regularly for weekends away with my other half. I've had practically the opposite experience - barely anyone says hello, they just stare at you like you're an outsider. It's even worse going to the pubs or for a meal.

    We're both white too.
  • SnackPlissken 30 Jun 2020 12:06:00 1,858 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    I live 10 miles from the Peak District and I see people of all different backgrounds. If I pass someone, I'll say a hello. It's what practically everyone does.
    I go to the Peak District, Lake District, Somerset etc. regularly for weekends away with my other half. I've had practically the opposite experience - barely anyone says hello, they just stare at you like you're an outsider. It's even worse going to the pubs or for a meal.

    We're both white too.
    Do you say hello first?
  • Load_2.0 30 Jun 2020 12:11:08 31,633 posts
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    I dont think it's a stretch to suggest that if your are black or Asian you are going to have people stare if you are hiking, tramping, rambling.

    There's suspicious looks in cities and towns never mind the countryside and wilderness.
  • sport 30 Jun 2020 12:11:29 15,997 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    Rhaegyr wrote:
    SnackPlissken wrote:
    I live 10 miles from the Peak District and I see people of all different backgrounds. If I pass someone, I'll say a hello. It's what practically everyone does.
    I go to the Peak District, Lake District, Somerset etc. regularly for weekends away with my other half. I've had practically the opposite experience - barely anyone says hello, they just stare at you like you're an outsider. It's even worse going to the pubs or for a meal.

    We're both white too.
    Do you say hello first?
    Secret handshake or GTFO!
  • JamboWayOh 30 Jun 2020 12:16:51 19,356 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    I dont think it's a stretch to suggest that if your are black or Asian you are going to have people stare if you are hiking, tramping, rambling.

    There's suspicious looks in cities and towns never mind the countryside and wilderness.
    As a brown person I can confirm I've had looks when in the countryside. And in my own personal experience it's always overwhelmingly white.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 30 Jun 2020 12:19:45 24,942 posts
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    What's the solution though, force black people to live there so it's not as white?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 30 Jun 2020 12:21:58 19,729 posts
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    SnackPlissken wrote:
    I live 10 miles from the Peak District and I see people of all different backgrounds. If I pass someone, I'll say a hello. It's what practically everyone does.
    I mean, this is a robust qualitative research exercise based on the lived experiences of 300 participants. Perhaps none of them were lucky enough to bump into you personally but Iím not sure that negates the validity of the methodology.
  • Robospud 30 Jun 2020 12:22:19 127 posts
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    I'm white but not British and I've often come across extremely unwelcoming and xenophobic attitudes from people when they hear a foreign accent, something I've never encountered in over a decade living in London but seems to happen somewhat regularly when I've visited rural areas, from strangers in pubs in particular, but in all kinds of settings and even from people I've met at weddings. Can't imagine how bad it gets for ethnic minorities.
  • JamboWayOh 30 Jun 2020 12:22:56 19,356 posts
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    There doesn't have to be a massive solution as such, just stop fucking staring at me like I've got 3 heads.
  • Load_2.0 30 Jun 2020 12:23:08 31,633 posts
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    White face masks.
  • drhickman1983 30 Jun 2020 12:27:31 6,694 posts
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    Purely anecdotal but my sister's slightly-racist-but-otherwise-nice-enough boyfriend will always make some comment if we see an ethnic family walking a country trail.
  • JamboWayOh 30 Jun 2020 12:28:33 19,356 posts
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    drhickman1983 wrote:
    Purely anecdotal but my sister's slightly-racist-but-otherwise-nice-enough boyfriend will always make some comment if we see an ethnic family walking a country trail.
    Oh yeah?
  • mothercruncher 30 Jun 2020 12:41:54 17,746 posts
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    Itís something to be noted though- Africa is almost 99% concrete so why would they even be interested in nature, it must feel really weird to them.
  • JamboWayOh 30 Jun 2020 12:45:04 19,356 posts
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    True, the continent of Africa was the main inspiration for the creation of Milton Keynes.

    Edited by JamboWayOh at 12:45:23 30-06-2020
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