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Old 22.09.2017, 16:02
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A thread about racism has turned into a shopping list. Usually it's the other way round...
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Old 22.09.2017, 16:05
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Not upset. More infuriated by the sweeping generalisations in this...

With nationals from African countries comprising 4.58% of the immigrant population of Switzerland, and more than a quarter of those coming from Eritrea alone, it becomes a little rude to lump all Africans together when only a handful of African nations comprise the vast majority of immigrants from that continent.

If you said the same for Asians, you'd have a significant proportion of the country's IT sector on your case

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/society...land-/42412156
Is an 8yr old (probably white so at best limited experience with faces of black people) likely able to distinguish between a black person from Southafrica, Ivory Coast, and one from Eritrea?
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Old 22.09.2017, 16:57
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Is an 8yr old (probably white so at best limited experience with faces of black people) likely able to distinguish between a black person from Southafrica, Ivory Coast, and one from Eritrea?
Absolutely not, but the better question would have been... "Where are you from?" Open questions tend to be better received when meeting anyone for the first time, and it's a really simple thing that we can instill in children rather than go into the whole palaver of good manners, etc.
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Old 22.09.2017, 17:08
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Absolutely not, but the better question would have been... "Where are you from?" Open questions tend to be better received when meeting anyone for the first time, and it's a really simple thing that we can instill in children rather than go into the whole palaver of good manners, etc.
Cue the next thread:

my Swiss born dark skinned child was asked "where are you from?". Yet another proof the Swiss are racist.

Actually, coming to think of it, we've already had that discussion here on the EF at least once.

If people want to take offence they will find something to take offence at.
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Absolutely not, but the better question would have been... "Where are you from?" Open questions tend to be better received when meeting anyone for the first time, and it's a really simple thing that we can instill in children rather than go into the whole palaver of good manners, etc.


No, this is not well received, what country do you come from, is just accepted.
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Old 22.09.2017, 17:16
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my Swiss born dark skinned child was asked "where are you from?". Yet another proof the Swiss are racist.
Considering this child was the new girl at school, it would be a reasonable question, Swiss born or not, and very fitting in context. She could have just moved town, canton, etc.
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Old 22.09.2017, 17:19
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Schwarzenburg. Obliviously, by the spoken dialect.
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Absolutely not, but the better question would have been... "Where are you from?" Open questions tend to be better received when meeting anyone for the first time, and it's a really simple thing that we can instill in children rather than go into the whole palaver of good manners, etc.
Why then is my guesstimate infuriating? Nobody says your OH falls under the asylum umbrella.
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Old 22.09.2017, 17:23
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my Swiss born dark skinned child was asked "where are you from?". Yet another proof the Swiss are racist.
A neighbor (originally from Brazil) once asked me where in South American my wife was from.

'Lugano' was the answer. Swiss-German father, northern-Italian mother.

However, one of my wife's grandfathers was born in Brazil, but his Vicentine parents returned to Italy after a few months of living there.

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A neighbor (originally from Brazil) once asked me where in South American my wife was from.


'Lugano' was the answer.
Exactly!

My fella often gets asked where he's from in Greece?
Hillbrow, Johannesburg is the answer.

I always get asked where I'm from in Ireland. I've never been!
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Why then is my guesstimate infuriating? Nobody says your OH falls under the asylum umbrella.
It's presumptions that are infuriating, and we're all guilty of making them.
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Old 22.09.2017, 18:14
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As a mod, you should know.

You people are certainly getting sloppy these days.

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Dupes are not allowed. If you know of any, report.

We always look into this, and so far so good, Tom. Hence my question
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Absolutely not, but the better question would have been... "Where are you from?" Open questions tend to be better received when meeting anyone for the first time, and it's a really simple thing that we can instill in children rather than go into the whole palaver of good manners, etc.


Explain why that would be a better question. Is there something wrong with being an asylum seeker/asylant?
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It's presumptions that are infuriating, and we're all guilty of making them.
How am I presuming anything about any individual by that post? The aggregates are factual btw.

How come my non-personal guessitmate is infuriating you whereas your OH's clear and personal presumptions (see your #280) aren't?

I'm not saying either is wrong, I'm just perplexed by the difference in the other's reaction. How come?

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It's natural to want to protect one's OH, I'm fine with leaving it at that if something to that end applies.

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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

The question seems to be which part of Mohrenkopf is politically incorrect.
Chocolat Ammann in the Bernese mountains figures, the "Kopf" (head) is the offensive part:

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