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Old 21.12.2022, 17:51
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"he's not gonna be another ginger is he?"
I bet you laugh at disabled people too.
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Old 21.12.2022, 18:08
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Clever - you just edited your post.
Doesn't really matter. The notion that only white folks can be racist is itself racist.
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Old 21.12.2022, 18:10
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I bet you laugh at disabled people too.
That's just lame.

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Old 21.12.2022, 18:33
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That's just lame.

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Old 21.12.2022, 18:52
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I'm not sure Harry was offended when someone asked what colour his baby would be but you can bet that Ms Markle turned it into something to be offended by.
(Like I did with your 'white people' comment!)

I didn't find it offensive, by the way. I was using it as an example of how words can be misinterpreted and a fairly harmless comment blown out of all proportion.
If you ask me he shouldn't have mentioned it to anyone (or not then, maybe after 20 years of marriage or something), not even to her. People say a lot of silly things they soon forget about.
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My wife and I wondered that too when she was pregnant of our own daughter. I guess that makes us racists
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I suppose it doesn't*, because it was your own child you were wondering about (will he or she have my eyes or your eyes, my hair colour or your hair colour)....I guess it's like using a specific word is allowed only within a community. (e.g.the N-word)
*I know your question was sarcastic but it is also a tad irrelevant in this case...
I read this to mean that they are part of a mixed race couple and were wondering about the skin tone of their child.

To say they they can have that thought, but a white relative couldn't have the same innocent thought, is in fact racist in itself.
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Old 21.12.2022, 20:28
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I read this to mean that they are part of a mixed race couple and were wondering about the skin tone of their child.

To say they they can have that thought, but a white relative couldn't have the same innocent thought, is in fact racist in itself.
Absolutely. I am guilty of entertaining (the thought of) this sort of racism as a white person myself and am willing to make mea culpa.
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

I would also like to know, how it is absolutely not acceptable to have a white actor play a black historical figure, whilst it is ok to have a black actor play a white historical figure.

These double standards that seem to be existing right now, are going to end up undoing all the progress we’ve made in anti-discrimination in recent decades - mark my words!
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

I strongly suspect MeGain overheard somebody saying "I wonder what the baby will look like" and according to her recollection, which could easily be different from anybody else's, she has translated this too "I wonder what colour skin the baby will have"


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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

I hope they go broke and get their 14 bathrooms repossessed live on Netflix.
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I strongly suspect MeGain overheard somebody saying "I wonder what the baby will look like" and according to her recollection, which could easily be different from anybody else's, she has translated this too "I wonder what colour skin the baby will have"

MeGain is a serial manipulator and cannot be trusted to tell the truth, she has been caught out far too many times now
Given that the royal family seem to have welcomed her in, which seems an odd thing to do if they were truly concerned about the colour of future royals, I too suspect what was said was on the minor end of the racism continuum, if on it all, left unspecified and to the imagination for maximum impact on the royal family.
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Old 22.12.2022, 17:05
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My wife and I wondered that too when she was pregnant of our own daughter. I guess that makes us racists
When my wife first saw her daughter after the birth, she said "it can't be mine, it's Chinese", totally forgetting that her then partner was Vietnamese/Chinese!

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I hope they go broke and get their 14 bathrooms repossessed live on Netflix.

Do an Andy Pandy à la Verbier you want to say
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

So Netflix has just rolled-out their latest crap. Prince Harry and her Royal Highness Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel, have now released their latest: „Live to Lead“.

I feel pretty sorry for any of those iconic leaders that were featured in such a trashy show.
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Old 31.12.2022, 18:14
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„Live to Lead“.
That can also be understood as "Vivo a piombo".

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A synopsis of Harry's memoir is now out.

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So Netflix has just rolled-out their latest crap. Prince Harry and her Royal Highness Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel, have now released their latest: „Live to Lead“.

I feel pretty sorry for any of those iconic leaders that were featured in such a trashy show.
There are a few personalities featured there like Ruth Bader Ginsburg for instance who had confronted themselves with abject antisemitism and misogyny when their career took off or Nelson Mandela - no need to add anything here......I really hope the viewers will see the difference between someone "born to lead" i.e. born in a monarchy and someone who fought their fight from the bottom up and made a difference in the process......
Anyway, let's wish them good luck. They have found their "niche"..apparently.
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Re: [Prince] Harry and Meghan

I may write a book whinging about H&M's constant whinging.
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I may write a book whinging about H&M's constant whinging.
Not you personally, but I think you highlight a good point that the constant supply of furiously funny headlines across the clickbait press are basically the only thing keeping the story afloat. In the UK especially, the whole drama is a useful smoke-and-mirrors tactic to distract from the government.
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