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Re: Black Lives Matter lands in Lausanne, just what .ch doesn't need.

Seriously Esto what drugs are you on? where do you dig this up and how is this representative of anything? Apart from your avid fear of people who are racially different from you! If black people find it offensive to be labelled coloured then you should respect that, just because you are not offended or don't understand the reason for it doesn't make any difference. It doesn't affect you so stop worrying about it. Anyway this thread has deteriorated yet again into a thread showing the absolute ignorance and bigotry of several forum users yet again.

Why care if it doesn't affect you in any shape or form but it just upsets your bigoted perspectives. Get lives people, please.

ps. to the fella who PM'd me complaining about a groan, i gave you a couple of red blobs too. Take them like a man or i'll post the Email you sent me! Groans are often given in disagreement or because a post was a bit stupid, don't take it too personally.
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Old 09.11.2017, 09:26
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A woman was caught on video at a Taco Bell breaking down in tears and calling an employee racist because they wouldn't serve her any French fries. The only problem with the woman's bizarre request: Taco Bell doesn't have fries.

It's not clear if the angry customer ever got her fries, but Taco Bell hinted in a tweet last week it may soon start selling the popular dish.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.3619407

I was right, Taco Bell will start selling french fries. Ok, they won't be "racists" anymore
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Re: Black Lives Matter lands in Lausanne, just what .ch doesn't need.

The irony behind all this is how so many black (is that an okay word to use?) people will feign victimhood and racism at a being referred to as 'colored', but then turn right around and refer to each other as n***ers.




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Seriously Esto what drugs are you on? where do you dig this up and how is this representative of anything? Apart from your avid fear of people who are racially different from you!
Where did I say or insinuate that I have an "avid fear of people who are racially different than me"? That's a load of crap you just made up. And now I have to "prove to you" that I'm not a racist? Hahaha You appear to be on the same level as the black lady calling Taco Bell racist because they won't server here french fries, you just throw the word around and label anyone you feel like as a "racist".

BTW my opinion of you is that you are a racist as well. You are a classic case of a person living with "white guilt" who sees racism as only being white-on-black, and can not comprehend that white people can be victims of racism at all. Walking hypocrisy. At least I'm honest.
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Anyway this thread has deteriorated yet again into a thread showing the absolute ignorance and bigotry of several forum users yet again.

ps. to the fella who PM'd me complaining about a groan, i gave you a couple of red blobs too
Ah yes, when you are unable to offer a reasonable response, you just instead throw groans around and say "the thread has deteriorated". Have you asked a mod to lock the thread yet? And ban all the people who you disagree with? That's why ANTIFA and all the radical Left groups riot and throw rocks and spray grafitti, they are also not capable of having rational dialog.
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I was right, Taco Bell will start selling french fries. Ok, they won't be "racists" anymore
Yes, that's definitely a response to a drunk customer thinking she was in burger king, and definitely not a profits based decision. Sigh.

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The irony behind all this is how so many black (is that an okay word to use?) people will feign victimhood and racism at a being referred to as 'colored', but then turn right around and refer to each other as n***ers.
There is no irony in certain members of a subjugated community reclaiming words designed to belittle them. I'm not sure how you can't see that. Actually, I am sure, you don't want to see it.
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Old 09.11.2017, 10:13
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There is no irony in certain members of a subjugated community reclaiming words designed to belittle them. I'm not sure how you can't see that. Actually, I am sure, you don't want to see it.
Wow, how callous of you to be, in your words, :

' grouping all black people together under one banner as if they were a homologous block that all think and act the same.'

You defend the use of the word even if it is offensive to other members of the population?

https://notanigga.net/2017/07/16/my-...ot-your-nigga/

The NAACP, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton all disagree with you.

I guess they just don't want to see?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/burying-the-n-word/





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[Hook: Boosie Badazz]
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[Hook: Boosie Badazz]
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Wow, how callous of you to be, in your words, :

' grouping all black people together under one banner as if they were a homologous block that all think and act the same.'

You defend the use of the word even if it is offensive to other members of the population?
Learn what the word "certain" means.

Your attempts at discrediting have gone from desperate to pathetic.

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I was right, Taco Bell will start selling french fries. Ok, they won't be "racists" anymore
Was she even black to begin with? The Taco Bell worker who was actually black was called racist?
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Please tone it down guys, and re-read ...-anti-social-posts . Thus whole thread is getting very tit-for-tat, so please refrain from further comments that just continue this.

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I'm not sure we can get this back to a civil discussion, both sides seem pretty entrenched in their views on what is clearly an emotive topic.
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Was she even black to begin with? The Taco Bell worker who was actually black was called racist?
It's just showing how the word "racist" is just thrown around daily with no logic or reason at all.

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But I have certain rights as a landlord
Example: Sorry guys or ladies, no dogs in my appartment.

So I should be able to tell to future tennants: If you cook Curry once or twice a month, no Problem. But if the smell sticks on my furniture, you will have to replace everything once u move out.
I signed such controcts, not about Curry but Smoking. But to me its the same principle.
Please show me the racism, I just dont see it.
Hi Elu, to try and get this back to civil discourse.

Of course as a landlord, you are entitled to make some restrictions to protect your property (although, you also have a desposit for this). So assuming that people are going to do something worse than the value of the deposit, like leave a place with a smell that needs to be fumigated / professionally removed or break through supporting walls then of course, you are free to stipulate I don't want tenants who use sledgehammers in the bedroom or that cook curry on a daily basis (although, curry is of course a deliberately loaded term aimed at at Indians/Pakistanis - a more sensible caveat would be people who cook strong smelling food likely to leave a long term smell).

Had he done any of this, even had he used "no cooking of curry" as the caveat, then that would have just about been fine I think, plenty of white people cook curry, myself included (albeit badly!).

What you can't do is go back to the bad old days of "No blacks, No Irish, No Dogs" - you really cannot legally make an advert saying no <insert derogatory racial term>s need apply".
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Clearly, you realise I am just pointing out that once more you (or your dad, which I guess explains your position) were grouping all black people together under one banner as if they were a homologous block that all think and act the same.
Which kind of negates your own point: Whichever term you use, including PoC, someone may be offended.
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Hi Elu, to try and get this back to civil discourse.

Of course as a landlord, you are entitled to make some restrictions to protect your property (although, you also have a desposit for this). So assuming that people are going to do something worse than the value of the deposit, like leave a place with a smell that needs to be fumigated / professionally removed or break through supporting walls then of course, you are free to stipulate I don't want tenants who use sledgehammers in the bedroom or that cook curry on a daily basis (although, curry is of course a deliberately loaded term aimed at at Indians/Pakistanis - a more sensible caveat would be people who cook strong smelling food likely to leave a long term smell).

Had he done any of this, even had he used "no cooking of curry" as the caveat, then that would have just about been fine I think, plenty of white people cook curry, myself included (albeit badly!).

What you can't do is go back to the bad old days of "No blacks, No Irish, No Dogs" - you really cannot legally make an advert saying no <insert derogatory racial term>s need apply".

Hi StirB
I did try to keep it civil, and in my opinion my answer wasn't impolite.
Its very kind of you to answer instead of TobiasM.
I agree with you on everything you wrote, (seriously you would be surprised if you would see my voting history...) I just don't agree with this single statement: He would have been equally racist had he said "I don't want curry eaters in my houses". But then Esto would have argued that anybody can eat a curry so its blatently not racist.

So if you say that curry eaters is understood for 90 % as a synonym for indians I get it.
But I think that guy doesn't care about his tennants passport he just wants no one who eats Curry regularly in his appartments. Of course he knows that he looses a lot of possible customers, and of course he knows that most of them are indians. But I bet that if an Indian Family promises to not cook Curry and be liable for damages, he woult let them the appartment.
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Hi StirB
I did try to keep it civil, and in my opinion my answer wasn't impolite.
Its very kind of you to answer instead of TobiasM.
I agree with you on everything you wrote, (seriously you would be surprised if you would see my voting history...) I just don't agree with this single statement: He would have been equally racist had he said "I don't want curry eaters in my houses". But then Esto would have argued that anybody can eat a curry so its blatently not racist.

So if you say that curry eaters is understood for 90 % as a synonym for indians I get it.
But I think that guy doesn't care about his tennants passport he just wants no one who eats Curry regularly in his appartments. Of course he knows that he looses a lot of possible customers, and of course he knows that most of them are indians. But I bet that if an Indian Family promises to not cook Curry and be liable for damages, he woult let them the appartment.
I don't know where you are from, so apologies if this appears patronising. I think most native (British) English speakers would recognize "Curry-eaters" in this context to mean people of Indian/Pakistani heritage. I guess 90% of the UK are actually curry eaters (it's our national dish, haha!), but when used in this context, it clearly isn't meaning everyone who gets a Friday night take-away.

The thing is, he didn't mention anything about curry or smelly food in his email to the letting agency. He used it as an excuse AFTER he got called out. His email only stated "no coloured people". In British colloquial language, this doesn't really even refer to Indian people, it is an ~80s synonym for black people.
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The thing is, he didn't mention anything about curry or smelly food in his email to the letting agency. He used it as an excuse AFTER he got called out. His email only stated "no coloured people".
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Apologies, you are quite right, he did mention the curry smell, i got the two accounts mixed up.

Still doesn't excuse the usage of "coloureds" though. It is completely unneccessary in that sentence.
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I don't know where you are from, so apologies if this appears patronising. I think most native (British) English speakers would recognize "Curry-eaters" in this context to mean people of Indian/Pakistani heritage. I guess 90% of the UK are actually curry eaters (it's our national dish, haha!), but when used in this context, it clearly isn't meaning everyone who gets a Friday night take-away.
Fondue also leaves a smell that may be unpleasant to some. If you advertised a flat for "no fondue eaters", would that be anti Swiss? I think it would be fair to interpret it as so.

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The thing is, he didn't mention anything about curry or smelly food in his email to the letting agency. He used it as an excuse AFTER he got called out. His email only stated "no coloured people". In British colloquial language, this doesn't really even refer to Indian people, it is an 80s synonym for black people.
It was a very stupid thing to say.

But on the other hand, I can understand that especially if this is a short lease appartment (as furnished appartments tend to be) that getting rid of smells so everything is nice and pleasant for the next tenant is a genuine problem. My parents had lodgers when I was a kid and the sorts of things they could get up to took some seeing to believe. So my parents tended to look out more for the businessman type who would be stationed in the area for some temporary project and was likely to eat out most of the time and not break anything or trash the furniture. Not to mention being generally polite and paying up on time and to the full agreed amount. And mostly they were succesful in getting that kind of person and of course word of mouth helped, as did advertising on the notice boards of the respective companies. But just once in a while they couldn't find anybody and they would take in some punk kid on social benefits. One of these attempted to kill themselves by slashing their wrist, apparently while under influence. It caused an awful mess in the room and we had the police in and out of the house for days after. You have little leverage in trying to get any financial compensation for that so I can realy understand that landlords tend to gravitate towards a certain demographic.

Is it tough on the others who are maybe in the wrong demographic but still know how to behave themselves? Sure it is.

I can understand that after a certain number of problematic experiences that landlords start being tougher in selecting tenants.

And then its only fair if you say that in the ad, rather than waste people's time to have them trudge to your door only to be sent away on some lame excuse.
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