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Old 09.10.2010, 21:16
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May I suggest you do a bit of thinking yourself.

Danish is a piece of pastry and yes.....I am a little cake filled with sweet yellow cream.
I did find you quite yummy!
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Re: Is this racism?

Hi,
few days ago I was in a club with a friend of mine and he ( parents from Germany but grown up in Australia) starts to talk with a very nice girl that told him:"I speak German and English but I don't want speak neither because I don't want talk with foreigners and I just want speak Swiss German!!!"
Yeah, She's stupid, but I also fell a litte bit of racism in her words...
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Old 03.11.2010, 14:35
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Re: Is this racism?

To use a strong word like racism in such a trivial matter makes your observation trivial. Try looking up the words before writing them down. By the way the correct word would be discriminatory.
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Re: Is this racism?

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To use a strong word like racism in such a trivial matter makes your observation trivial. Try looking up the words before writing them down. By the way the correct word would be discriminatory.
Makes you feel better? Bigger?
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Old 03.11.2010, 15:24
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To use a strong word like racism in such a trivial matter makes your observation trivial. Try looking up the words before writing them down. By the way the correct word would be discriminatory.
discrimination by race or/and ethnicity = racism...
racism is a subgroup of discrimination.

Instead of lecturing the subject , please try to say "yes/no.. because" much it comes off much less pedantic.

P.S. I don't usually write this kind of posts but, this one did rub me the wrong way for some reason.
P.S.1: Has anyone noticed that on emails and internet the P.S is totally useless... I mean you can edit the content without issues.
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The other day I got a letter from "Der Stadtverwaltung Winterthur" as a final act of my bike (motor cycle that is) accident in June.

The letter was just to inform me that since I did not press charges against the other person involved in the accident within the 3 month window, the case is to be considered closed.

In the letter both parties were mentioned by name of course but the nationality of the other dude (he is from Serbia and Montenegro) was also mentioned but mine not (Danish).

I am thinking.......is this racism? Does the official Swiss i.e. in this case the Stadtverwaltung Winterthur, thinks that is worth mentioning because he is from eastern Europe, or what could the purpose be?

Maybe I am thinking too much
Probably just protocol. They didn't mention your nationality because that figured you know where your from
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Probably just protocol. They didn't mention your nationality because that figured you know where your from
Not if each of the parts involved in the accident received the same letter, which I suspect it was the case. (case being closed and all that)
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Re: Is this racism?

Meh.
A similar thing hits me every time I send an application for an apartment.
Honestly, why do they want to know what country I am coming from... it's CH in a nutshell
Probably if they'd know that I am from Hungary, they'd think I cook Gulasch every day and they don't want the whole building to smell like Gulasch...
That's my theory... everything is about Gulasch
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Meh.
A similar thing hits me every time I send an application for an apartment.
Honestly, why do they want to know what country I am coming from... it's CH in a nutshell
Probably if they'd know that I am from Hungary, they'd think I cook Gulasch every day and they don't want the whole building to smell like Gulasch...
That's my theory... everything is about Gulasch
My Swiss neighbours cook something that contains fried onion most of the time. Everything they cook has oil fried onion. I dont think Gulyas should or would bother them.
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Re: Is this racism?

The word racism is losing it's meaning as people call racism on anything nowadays. In most cases "mutual respect" should be used instead.

The OP should think before posting. An accident report is an official document. Do you actually think when making this report they have 3 versions: "CH", "EE" and the "exclude the Danish" ?
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The word racism is losing it's meaning as people call racism on anything nowadays. In most cases "mutual respect" should be used instead.
Profiling would be more accurate. Trouble with this profiling is, it does not accurately function.

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The OP should think before posting. An accident report is an official document. Do you actually think when making this report they have 3 versions: "CH", "EE" and the "exclude the Danish" ?
Well, that was exactly the point, as I gather it.
Same letter (presumably identical) was sent to 2 parts, one information missing. Racism is not the word though, I agree. However, it is something that provokes an increasing irritation to many of us.
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The word racism is losing it's meaning as people call racism on anything nowadays. In most cases "mutual respect" should be used instead.
Now that is most sensible! Mutal respect/disrespect. I like that. Makes much more sense.

When I get ignored by waitresses in restaurants - its because of their disrespect ....nothing to do with being racist because I don`t speak their language, or that I come from another country, or that my skin is darker than theirs. It`s just plain old fashioned bad manners/bad training or disrespect for others not clones of themselves.
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Meh.
A similar thing hits me every time I send an application for an apartment.
Honestly, why do they want to know what country I am coming from... it's CH in a nutshell
Probably if they'd know that I am from Hungary, they'd think I cook Gulasch every day and they don't want the whole building to smell like Gulasch...
That's my theory... everything is about Gulasch
I'd claim you make me some if you'd be my neighbour or call the police if you dont and Im not even Swiss
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Old 02.10.2013, 13:04
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The word racism is losing it's meaning as people call racism on anything nowadays. In most cases "mutual respect" should be used instead.
Why? Sure, there are many examples of people claiming racism when it's just plain ignorance, but mostly they're called out on it, as with Oprah recently and someone on here just in the last week or so.

But 'respect' is an even more misused term, taken as it usually is to mean simply 'acceptance'.

I don't 'respect' anyone I don't know, or who hasn't shown themselves to be respectable. Why should I? I accept that they exist, that they're fellow human beings, that they may need help, or whatever, but it doesn't mean I have to respect them. Nor would lack of respect mean lack of acceptance of these things.

Having 'respect' for laws, or rights, or morals, is quite a different thing - I can respect your right to be who you are and what you are, but it doesn't mean I have to respect you for doing so.

And as for 'disrespect' used as a transitive verb, as in "you disrespecting me, bro!", well don't get me started.
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Re: Is this racism?

Why do you all try to solve a problem, which was most probably solved in 2010?
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Hi,
few days ago I was in a club with a friend of mine and he ( parents from Germany but grown up in Australia) starts to talk with a very nice girl that told him:"I speak German and English but I don't want speak neither because I don't want talk with foreigners and I just want speak Swiss German!!!"
Yeah, She's stupid, but I also fell a litte bit of racism in her words...
1. The girl has had her heart broken twice already by a foreigner, as they left the country for another job.
2. Your friend was being pushy, arrogant, annoying, drunk etc.
3. She is a lesbian
4. She is racist


If I wouldnt know any better, all the complaints people make here regarding racism in Switzerland, Id think we are living in Nazi Germany during the WWII.
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Why? Sure, there are many examples of people claiming racism when it's just plain ignorance, but mostly they're called out on it, as with Oprah recently and someone on here just in the last week or so.

But 'respect' is an even more misused term, taken as it usually is to mean simply 'acceptance'.

I don't 'respect' anyone I don't know, or who hasn't shown themselves to be respectable. Why should I? I accept that they exist, that they're fellow human beings, that they may need help, or whatever, but it doesn't mean I have to respect them. Nor would lack of respect mean lack of acceptance of these things.

Having 'respect' for laws, or rights, or morals, is quite a different thing - I can respect your right to be who you are and what you are, but it doesn't mean I have to respect you for doing so.

And as for 'disrespect' used as a transitive verb, as in "you disrespecting me, bro!", well don't get me started.
If you go that far in your analyzes of "respect", we can do the same with your use of "acceptance".

I do not accept the use of a burka in public, however when I come across one, out of respect for another human being, I do not let myself get provoked into a certain (negative)behaviour.

Or are you gonna tell me now that I somehow have accepted it without realising
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Re: Is this racism?

Just as a reply to the original Danish poster from 2010. I was assaulted by a Danish guy last year and in the letter it said xyz was assaulted by xyz of Danish heritage.

So I imagine it's just the person in the wrong who's country is named and shamed and not the "victim"
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3. She is a lesbian
4. She is racist

isn't being a lesbian kinda racist?
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isn't being a lesbian kinda racist?
You are so right, also for men to be gay should be promoted
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