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2 hours ago, Barlow said:

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I had never heard the phrase 'protected characteristic' but you've used it twice there.

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In the UK a "protected characteristic" is one of the nine attributes protected under the Equality Act 2010.  Equality Act 2010 (legislation.gov.uk)   I don't know but I presume Manx legislation offers some corresponding protection.

 

I suppose some might try to argue that "gammon" - insofar as it can be aligned with a particular philosophical or political point of view or belief - could be capable of protection under the Equality Act (in the UK at least).

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1 hour ago, Ghost Ship said:

 

In the UK a "protected characteristic" is one of the nine attributes protected under the Equality Act 2010.  Equality Act 2010 (legislation.gov.uk)   I don't know but I presume Manx legislation offers some corresponding protection.

Cheers. I am updated now. As I said, I had never heard the phrase before but now I have it, and the context.

I will go down the pub, Saturday it will be, and with a silently aloof air, bandy the phrase about. 

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9 minutes ago, Barlow said:

I will go down the pub, Saturday it will be, and with a silently aloof air, bandy the phrase about. 

This is the only reason new phrases are worth learning.

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Being bullied on Manx Forums - quelle surprise....

I may not be as clever as you or as well educated but I try and consider myself to be at least average intelligence. I had never heard the phrase. 

Yeah you're such a victim 🙄

The "quelle surprise" referred to nothing but your apparent lack of knowledge of equality legislation from where it originates.  That has nothing to do with being clever or educated... 

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The damaging of the Marcus Rashford mural in Manchester and the violent hooliganism is dominating the main stream media this morning.

Whilst rightly condemning the actions of some mindless people, funnily enough none of the broadcasters are mentioning the mass hysteria that was whipped up by the newspapers and TV about the football hype beforehand.

The pre match coverage was the most intense I have ever seen - it seems every part of society had to be 'interviewed' and   inappropriately galvanised, including schoolchildren, into demonstrating almost aggressive support for the English team.

The pre match coverage went way over the top. When the team failed to deliver, what else did anyone expect. 

This is not just about racism. It is how people can be whipped up into a frenzy and then lost all sense of perspective and the ability for rationale behaviours. Mass hysteria = aggressive racism and violence. Hmmm, where have I heard of that before...

 

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Where will all these Patriotic fans be found come St George’s day? 

Racism is just another form of bullying, bullies are generally weak minded individuals trying desperately to hide their own insecurities/issues. Had those 3 players scored goals instead of misses they would’ve been classed as heroes.

 

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Beckham lost England two world cups and received similar treatment including burning effigies. He soon became the undisputed golden boy of English football.

Football and their fans are generally fickle and fick as fuck, as is the press and media.

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29 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

Racism is just another form of bullying, bullies are generally weak minded individuals trying desperately to hide their own insecurities/issues. 

Outside of the football frenzy issues this is a common belief but one unfortunately one that undermines the process of the abuse of power and influence and wealth.

Bullies commonly use their position with the concepts of immunity ( will not come to any harm themselves from those higher up the chain because they do the same things and told me to do it anyway) and immunity (even if it comes to light no-one will do anything about it on behalf of the victims). Bullying is about safety in the knowledge of getting away with it.

I do it because I can. The 'best' bullies I have met are some of the strongest minded individuals encountered. Clever, well-educated, skilled manipulators, charismatic. And people will emulate them.

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Why is it that mindless and ignorant rants about the three English penalty takers are termed racism?

Surely if three white English players had been chosen to take the penalties, with similar results, there would have been similar mindless and ignorant rants?

"Social" Media has a lot to answer for, for making abuse far too easy.

Go back a few years, and there was similar abuse, but not then called racist for some reason...

"For years after his infamous penalty miss at Euro 96, Gareth Southgate was abused in the street"

"Beckham said: 'I made a mistake in '98 and the reaction at the time was pretty brutal.' But he added: ''If social media was around when I was going through that time in '98 it would have been a whole different story.'"

 

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6 minutes ago, monasqueen said:

Why is it that mindless and ignorant rants about the three English penalty takers are termed racism?

Surely if three white English players had been chosen to take the penalties, with similar results, there would have been similar mindless and ignorant rants?

"Social" Media has a lot to answer for, for making abuse far too easy.

Go back a few years, and there was similar abuse, but not then called racist for some reason...

"For years after his infamous penalty miss at Euro 96, Gareth Southgate was abused in the street"

"Beckham said: 'I made a mistake in '98 and the reaction at the time was pretty brutal.' But he added: ''If social media was around when I was going through that time in '98 it would have been a whole different story.'"

 

They're literaly being called 'n*gger' and getting monkey stuff sent to them.  Honestly, pay attention if you're going to comment.

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7 minutes ago, monasqueen said:

Why is it that mindless and ignorant rants about the three English penalty takers are termed racism?

Well it’s termed racism because the insults are slurs about their skin colour , I’ve previously been told by a black person ‘well you aren’t black, so you wouldn’t understand what it’s like’ which really pisses me off because the fact I’m not black suddenly gets thrown in my face, yes I’ve never had an insult about my skin tone but I’ve had comments about other things to do with my appearance, because that’s unfortunately what some people do, they’ll highlight whatever difference they see compared to themselves.

 

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9 minutes ago, Chef Raekwon said:

They're literaly being called 'n*gger' and getting monkey stuff sent to them.  Honestly, pay attention if you're going to comment.

Nigg** used to be used more as a term of affection once upon a time. Why else would Guy Gibson have given his dog that name? My father called himself one of them in a postcard home once, after he had become extremely suntanned, and I had a toy "golly". Why has anything and everything got to be turned racist nowadays?

I once worked with someone who had a lovely South Wales Valleys accent, who would go away somewhere hot for a holiday so that he could suntan the palms of his hands and the soles of his feet.

People in general need to wake up to the fact that everyone is the same under the skin. 

 

 

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