41 thoughts on “A Dire Picture

      1. Janet, I ate my avatar

        my apologies I think I may have misread your statement there ( hope so anyway) need more coffee

  1. ollie

    I’d say that 100% of Africans will tell you about a racial abuse incident, doesn’t make it true in 100% of cases……in my experience.
    Some people can;t be looked at without crying racism

    1. Starina

      I was only reading about this yesterday. And the deliberate drive to undercut freed African-Americans in order to take their jobs and keep them out of the workplace. Mental stuff. All a vicious scramble to be seen as “us” instead of “them”

      1. Dr.Fart MD

        yea i heard a podcast about it, really horrible. I said something about it before and my old buds rob g and cian were all on my case. so i thought id stoke the fires once more. lol.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      it’s been one of the biggest eye openers since I came back, blatant racism, people saying disgusting things like you are going to agree and that it’s acceptable to hold these views.

  2. ollie

    Irish were amongst the harshest slave drivers in America…………… 150 years ago.
    How is this relevant?

  3. Ollie Cromwell

    This research bears out what I’ve been telling you on here for a very long time.
    The East Europeans who work for me told me this years ago.
    Ireland is one of the most racist countries in Europe.
    It seeps through every strata of society.
    Question is will the Irish Times be re-printing this as they often do with Brexit-bashing articles in the Guardian and fulminating against this country’s dismal record on multi-culturalism ?
    Ireland’s shame laid bare.

  4. Cú Chulainn

    I think we are all of African descent. Some of us hooked up with Neanderthals, pale skin blue eyes, others with Denisovans, straight hair and yellow skin. Just call it for what it is: a fear or dislike that some people feel towards black skin. It’s the very same in China and Japan. Why is that. I don’t know, but that’s the issue that needs to be addressed.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      primitive tribe mentality and fear of the other used to be a survival tool,it’s ridiculous now, a little like our ability to easily store fat,
      neither is adapted to modern living

  5. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I see that the results were based on a small number of responses for the 3 least racially violent nations on the graph.

    1. Rob_G

      And Ireland is a lot higher than several countries that have regular race riots, not I am also not so sure of its findings, either.

  6. Jake38

    In terms of methodology of this report I note that the racist abuse was “perceived”.

    Lots of latitude for interpretation there.

  7. Ollie Cromwell

    Not a word about this in the Irish Times.
    Very strange.
    I’m sure if the UK figures replicated Ireland Brexit O’Toole would be working up a head of steam as we speak.

  8. Clampers Outside!

    This study is from the US, but I’m sure it’s not much different from Ireland’s self righteous liberals /far-leftists with an attitude oft termed the ‘bigotry of low expectation’…
    ps – racism is far from being a left/right thing, as it spans across all areas of life and political persuasions. This study includes US Reps&Dems. There is no equivalent study in Ireland, that I’m aware of.

    https://insights.som.yale.edu/insights/white-liberals-present-themselves-as-less-competent-in-interactions-with-african-americans

    As Millie says, we can (all) do better… and I’d add the obvious, to treat people as individuals not judge by group ‘identity (politics)’ such as skin colour.

  9. Friscondo

    These figures are truly shameful, and illustrate how easily some chancer, like Casey, given the opportunity, could exploit latent hatred. Any democracy has to be vigilant in looking out for anti democratic tendencies among its people. Especially race hatred. Everyone is entitled to go about their business without having to negotiate prejudice and unfair treatment because of their race/colour. Democracy and freedom aren’t that difficult to understand.

  10. D'oh

    “One in 20 respondents said they had been a victim of a physical attack in the last five years, ranging from 14% in Finland to 2% in Portugal. The figure was 3% for the UK.”

    Ok, so if they are the victim of a physical attack does that automatically make it a Racist attack or did they have to specify that the perpetrator of the attack was a racist ?

    This is a Survey and does not seem very scientific to me.

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