My Kind Of Town

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This morning.

‘The issue here isn’t about Lightfoot herself not wanting to speak to white journalists, as right wing media would like you to believe, but the fact that Black and brown journalists are equally capable and equally as deserving as their white peers and counterparts, but get half the attention. This isn’t an anti-white policy, but a pro-POC one.

‘Media workers of color should be awarded the chance to showcase their skills in a sea of whiteness, as Black and brown media workers have perspectives that have been influenced by racism, discrimination, and living while being a person of color, and the people of Chicago need accessible and attainable information that pertains to their life….’

Chicago mayor’s decision to only speak to journalists of color is commendable, not racist (Independent.co.uk)

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175 thoughts on “My Kind Of Town

  1. Mr. T

    Given the ethnic breakdown of Chicago, shouldn’t she expect to deal with an ethnically similar breakdown of press journalists then?

    Excluding one race is just plain racism

  2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

    more polarisation and separation of tribes, just what the world needs right now

  3. ce

    Also how “color” do you have to be, prove you have a qualifying parent or grandparent?

      1. Oro

        Nasty jokes today.

        Nobody bothered to check to see what she actually said about it herself, some context:

        “I ran to break up the status quo that was failing so many. That isn’t just in City Hall. It’s a shame that in 2021, the City Hall press corps is overwhelmingly White in a city where more than half of the city identifies as Black, Latino, AAPI or Native American.

        I’m being intentional about prioritizing media requests from POC reporters on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city.”

        Hope this helps. This comment section I hope is not a reflection of where modern Ireland stands on the issue of addressing racism in a direct way.

          1. Oro

            This is not reverse racism (my nerves) this is doing something to address racism. If you’re only getting upset when something is being done to tackle existing racism, but you’re not upset by the actual racism situation (in this case unfair promotion of white journalists) then you’ve got some personal work to do with your own relationship to the actualization of equality, idk what else to tell you.

            Janet – is it unfair that women get longer maternity leave than men get paternity leave? Would a program in schools designed to encourage girls to take up what were typically more male fields be sexist? No I didn’t think so.

          2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I don’t know why you are putting up a point I have not disagreed with,
            you have a very odd way of leaping about an argument,

          3. Oro

            I’ve done my best to answer your questions when you’ve asked them but you’ve ignored almost all of mine.

            You’re talking about “reverse racism” and you mentioned “reverse sexism” so I’ve asked you a direct question on that – interested to hear your thoughts.

          4. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            my thoughts
            maternity v paternity, I’d much rather my partner had just as much time off as me although realistically he is not as physically affected/ debilitated by having the child the extra pair of hands are priceless and time with his child is just as important to him,
            girls should be encouraged to follow any profession they show an aptitude and interest in as should boys including traditionally feminine rolls, example nursing, childcare, but you should get a job on merit of being the most qualified when you grow up, not your sex, or who your Daddy is etc…
            I hope that answers your questions

          5. Oro

            Ah so you acknowledge there can be different approaches for different realities?

            And yes you should be employed because of merit, and Ms Lightfoot was addressing this, that white people are being over-employed in a system bereft of merit that gives them employment because of their whiteness – unless you’re full on white supremacist and you believe they’re employed out of proportion with their race because they’re inherently more talented? Because the two cannot co-exist. Either you acknowledge that white people get ahead because of pro-white bias (or anti black bias take your pick) or you believe it’s merit based and then by logical extension you must believe white people are more suitable.

          6. Tinytim

            Like many things it may be more complicated. Possibly , if you tested the reporters it would be seen that more whites achieve the role on merit. but that would only be as symptom of the education,class structure, and life advantage for people of various colour.

          7. Oro

            Yes white people in the US do have much better access to education – because of cash rather than merit. People will really do backflips to avoid dealing with these issues honestly it’s wild.

  4. baz

    anything to distract from Chicago’s 769 homicides in 2020

    turns out the wall eyed freak is also a racist

  5. Broadbag

    Totally racist, is she going to stick a ‘No Whites, No Dogs, No Irish” sign outside her office too?

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      the irony is most ” black ” Americans are mixed ethnicity ( not for very glorious reasons granted but there is most likely a good dose of white in there )

      1. Nigel

        Is that ironic? You think a black Chicago Mayor isn’t aware of the genetic heritage of slavery and the following century of a racist justice system with particular reference to sexual assault? There’s so much loaded in there it’s incrediible, when what she’s doing is quite simple and relatively inoffensive. She’s not discriminating against white people, she’s prioritising POC for some one-on-one interviews to highlight how few of them there are in the press corp.

        1. Broadbag

          ”…what she’s doing is…relatively inoffensive.”

          I beg to differ, I think many would find it deeply offensive, but of course their opinions are irrelevant just because they happen to be white, it’s Twilight Zone stuff.

          1. Nigel

            Well, I was speaking only for myself, though I happen to be white and I find this only minimally offensive at worst, and easily borne on behalf of my poor beleagured and persecuted, if rather vaguely and broadly defined, race. You find it deeply offensive, but I dont find any argument put forward thus far for that point of view especially persuasive. I’m not sure where the Twilight Zone comes into it unless it’s a shocking and horrifying twist that journalists of colour get interviews, an attitude that only serves to underline her point, to my mind.

          2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            my children are mix race, I just everyone to be treated the same, dividing people in this manner, while a wish to redress is understandable I don’t believe treating people differently based on skin color or sex is EVER a good idea.

          3. Oro

            Well then why not complain about the racial disparity in the press that is mentioned? Or the fact that black / Latino journalists are under-represented? You’ve only focused on the one perceived racist thing that supposedly disadvantages the race to which you belong. Peculiar.

          4. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            actually I was thinking about my whole family and we are not all white,
            I’m betting I have a much better understanding of the topic than you do

          5. Oro

            But you yourself are white? This is very “look at my black friend over there” DJTspeak Janet sorry. Your focus was on the perception of white people being discriminated against. Retro active vague claims about your family identity doesn’t change that.

          6. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            there is nothing vague about the color of my partners skin or my children’s or my cousins,
            believe it or not they don’t want people looking at them seeing color first but humans and merit, skill and talent, but then again they aren’t American but a mix of wind rush and Indian heritage. Representation is great but it’s similar to me getting a position as a woman for a job, I don’t want it because I have a vagina, I want it because I can do the job the best.
            Peace out Oro.

          7. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            the actual discrimination of white does not bother me in this context, hell knows it’s deserved but is it helpful to keep putting such an onus on it, I’d rather we move forward as one than these constant divisions .. this just carries on that legacy of us and them imo.

          8. Oro

            I didn’t ask about your family or partners to be clear I asked about you and how your race affects how you think.

            I also have family that are not white btw – you presumed otherwise earlier so it’s worth correcting.

            Re your last point consider it thusly, women are denied many work opportunities because of their womanhood, is it anti men to introduce proactive measures against this? Or should we continue in a passive voice and just hope that fairness and equity win out, because that’s worked so well in the past.

            what Ms Lightfoot is doing is enthusiastic anti racist work, and this line of argument against it invoking ‘fairness’ is just depressing. As is the use of your families’ race to bolster your own position. But as you say, peace out :)

          9. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            call me an idealist but I’d rather a world where neither colour or sex come into it at all,

          10. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I’m not using my families race to bolster any position just as you say to show how it influences how I think about race…here’s how I think .. we are one race.

          11. Oro

            Actually that’s exactly what you did you said (paraphrasing can’t copy/paste) “my family aren’t all white, I’m betting I understand the topic better than you”.

          12. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            ok Oro, sorry I’m not buying into seeing the world in black and white divided from each other as the other and it’s not the future I want to see either.

          13. Oro

            Well that’s a shame, I understand the instinct to see it as one thing, but this head in the sand naïveté won’t get anyone anywhere. And accusing black people trying to address racism of being racist themselves isn’t it. Just like gay bars are not heterophobic, black people making space for themselves is not racist.

            I think it’s best to think of it not as exclusionary rather than inclusionary. Not shutting white people out rather than bringing in people of other races. Bonne chance.

          14. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            making space great !
            you’re comparison does not hold, I’m not gay but I’m welcome in gay bars

          15. Oro

            Only conditionally – and gay people had to fight for those spaces. Think of what you’re denying to black people when you accuse them of unfairness when trying to carve out space for themselves.

          16. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            except that’s not what I’m trying to do but you know that

          17. Oro

            But that’s effectively what you’re doing, while hiding behind an artificial curtain of ‘fairness’. This behaviour slows the advancement of equality. I mean nail yourself to that cross but at least acknowledge what you’re doing.

          18. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I guess we will have to disagree on how to advance equality, at least our goal is the same

          19. Oro

            Yes but it’s one thing to aspire to help the progress of equality rather than hinder it, which is what you’re doing here.

          20. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            you see this as a positive approach, I don’t, I’d argue you are hindering the cause…

          21. Oro

            Well I would say your position is less credible considering you’re the one objecting to the anti racist actions of a black politician and accusing her of racism.

          22. ce

            If I wasn’t allowed do my job… maybe it might be a little more than “relatively inoffensive.”… especially in the context of the poo-show that is Chicago’s city government

          23. Nigel

            ‘I just everyone to be treated the same’

            But her point is that in the US, they aren’t. She’s not trying to create divisions. She’s identifying them.

          24. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I understand her intentions, I’m just questioning how helpful it is

          25. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            wouldn’t it be more helpful to say I’m going to have input from everyone regardless of colour because that’s how the world should work…lead by example and all that,
            do onto others as …etc

          26. Rob_G

            @Nigel – if you were a journalist in Chicago, working the city beat, and one who supported fully the vision of post-racial America, and equality between all races, gender equality, etc, you might feel a bit hard done by to learn that you would no longer have a chance of an interview with the mayor purely based on an physical attribute that you have no control over.

          27. Oro

            Do you think that you might reflect on the fact that you might have been given your position at the expense of an equally or more qualified black person, based on your being white? Would that give you pause?

          28. Nigel

            Having input from everyone regardless of colour isn’t very meaningful if there aren’t actually that many people of colour in the pool. Which is her point. That’s just ignoring structural or scocietal inequalities in favour of an illusion of inequality. Obviously this extremely minor gesture isn’t going to fix that, but it might draw attention to it, or, given the outraged responses it generates and who is expressing them, it might remind a particular US demographc what happens when you draw attention to structural or societal inequalities. Which is to say, a lot of people don’t want to know.

          29. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            it is meaningful, it’s the most peaceful way forward

          30. Nigel

            Rob – these are one-on-one interviews in relation to a one-off anniversary. A limited number of journalists on the city beat presumably actually get to do them even in the general run of things. I doubt they’re necessary for any journalists to do their job. Having said that, they are the only people with any legitimate claim to feeling hard done by, but if they do, I expect they’ll get some mileage out of it.

          31. Nigel

            Peaceful to whom? Why should they care about disturbing the composure of the sorts of people who only care about the status quo?

          32. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            it’s called leading by example, why sink to their level ?

          33. Nigel

            Whose level? What level? She’d have to dig a pretty deep hole to get down to the level of baked-in US racism. Compared to that, this is just bending her head to get through a door.

        2. K. Cavan

          ”She’s not discriminating against white people, she’s prioritising POC…” Similarly, the Apartheid system in South Africa didn’t discriminate against Blacks, just prioritised Whites, right? At least, Nigel, you’re highlighting why Woke people are so full of it, they have no principles, they condemn Racism, then condone it because, bruh, not enough African-American journalists. There IS one huge racial discrepancy in the US media, dwarfing all others, it doesn’t involve Whites, Afro-Americans, Latinos or Asians but I doubt if that clown in Chicago would dare tackle it. If she wants to see more of ”her own race” in journalism she should improve the schools & try to give them a decent education but that’s her job, anyway. She’s a race-grifter.

          1. Nigel

            Cavan was there during the anti-Apartheid campaigns: ‘Discriminating against white South Africans is the real Apartheid, those black South Africans have allowed themsellves to become professional victims and race-grifters.’

      2. Oro

        How is that ironic? They’re discriminated against based on the colour of their skin, not their 23&me chart.

        1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

          I repeat, polarisation and defining people by their tribe or color is not the way forward,
          keep trying to twist that anyway you want to, I’d rather everyone is treated like a human and their professional opportunities based on their merits.

          1. Oro

            she’s identifying racism in the newsrooms of the media groups, doing something to address it and you’re tainting that as unfair / racist in itself. And saying it’s unhelpful. To whom? You see how this would look to someone that isn’t white? White people closing rank and trying to deny any change to current power dynamics? People wonder why progressive change happens so slowly and this is it right here.

          2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            what would be really helpful is if people stopped defining by colour full stop.

          3. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I know how it looks to someone who isn’t white, I asked his opinion five minutes ago.

  6. Cian

    Just for context.

    She is NOT saying that all journalists in a press conference have to “of color”.
    She is saying that if she give a one-on-one interview she will choose to give it to a journalist “of color”.

    Which IMO is fair enough. If a politician decides to do a one-on-one interview they are entitled to choose who to give it to; and use whatever criteria they want.

        1. baz

          and also her sexual preference.
          perhaps Ms Lightfoot should go full silo and only do sit downs with lesbians of colour?

    1. Nigel

      Also, it’s just for the one-one-one interviews being given to mark the two-year anniversary of her inauguration.

  7. Nigel

    Gotta respect bold moves by people who no longer give a toss about outrage-generating rightwing media or the tender feelings of hand-wringing moderates. The ‘this is racism’ responses in particular serve to remind how uncomfortable people are, and how nasty they get, when confronted with the realities of a few centuries of racial opression on the present moment and their illusions of equality.

        1. K. Cavan

          No, Nigel, clearly you support racism, once it’s of a type you approve of & clearly, most people disagree. I wouldn’t object too much if your support for & acceptance of the principle of racial discrimination was not given an airing but there’s some utility in exposing your obvious hypocrisy & double standards. You can’t seriously claim a Political justification for such immorality. The implications for Press Freedom, Political Censorship & holding politicians to public account tend not to enter Wokies’ heads, either. Put down that can of worms & step away from it, Nigel, Wokies are very good at justifying this sort of Authoritarianism to each other but always come a cropper selling that snake oil to normal people.

          1. Nigel

            Is there someone stopping her? Relevant to ths story, is she a member of the pool of Chicago journalists?

  8. Johnny 'Diego' Keenan

    Obviously she is sick of privliged white people passing themselves as journalists, talking and writing about the black and brown strugels of every day life.
    She wants black and brown people talking and writing about their every day strugels.
    It’s not racist. it’s practical.

    https://youtu.be/ZJln7LvCmfw

    1. SOQ

      You are suggesting all she talks about is the struggles of black and brown people and doesn’t have other things on the agenda at all- which yeah- is probably true,

      1. Nigel

        It’s Chicago, it’s possible those struggles and other items on the agenda are often inextricable. Obvious caveat – she could be an awful Mayor for all I know. Chicago politics have a bad rep.

  9. NobleLocks

    Or I could just identify as a muslim, gay, wheelchair bound transexual, single parent, of colour (of course)… The victimhood would be over 9000!

    Nigel, can you check your spiral of intolerance and faux virtue there and see where my intersectionality lands?

    lol

    1. Nigel

      I was under the impression that if you’re white she’s already victimising you to infinity and beyond.

      1. NobleLocks

        “Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.”
        ― George Orwell, Animal Farm

        1. Nigel

          Yes, giving interviews to people of colour is the first step in the extermination of mankind by pigs.

        2. K. Cavan

          I see Nigel completely missed the point of your Orwell quote, NobleLocks. If you address Discrimination, you either work against it or you work for it, Nigel. The Bourgeoisie have relabelled their Middle-Class Privilege as “White Privilege”, allowing them to pass some of their guilt for being overpaid, worthless, parasitic bureaucrats onto the majority Working Class, who actually don’t enjoy these bourgeois privileges. This suits them fine, they can virtue-signal to each other, while continuing to enjoy the privileges of a world run for the benefit of the Elites & their functionaries, the Woke Bourgeoisie, paying lip-service but not their bloated salaries, to the principles they wear on their sleeves but never in their hearts. They don’t really understand discrimination because, unlike the Working-class, they’ve never faced it. If you find yourself trying to justify any form of discrimination, you support the principle, you just differ from the other bigots on the direction you want to point your bigotry.

          1. Micko

            Indeed K.Cavan

            Go ask Deco living on minimum wage in Darndale what he thinks about how is “White privilege” is working out for him today.

            Or maybe ask Doris living in a trailer park in middle America with an alcoholic husband and three small kids how many doors opened to her because of her whiteness.

            The truth is that we are ALL privileged and disadvantaged in lots of different ways.

            Some folks on here are only interested in dividing us by race, gender, ethnicity and sex. Idiotic.

            Treat people as individuals as you meet them.

          2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            well Oro , there Micko said it more eloquently than I

          3. Oro

            Lol at least your sense of humour hasn’t deserted you.

            If you want to talk reality then look at life expectancy rates for black Americans versus white ones.

            Some white people in America don’t have good living situations, but on average they would face more discrimination than a white person.

            I don’t know what is in it for all of you to prostrate yourselves to such great lengths to deny these facts. Black families as an average hold less than 10% of the wealth of your average white family, are more likely to end up in jail, live in areas with worse quality of air, drinking water etc etc they have less political representation it just doesn’t end.

            Why would you want to pretend this doesn’t exist. It’s sooo weird I just don’t get it.

          4. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I’m denying none of that, I just have differing opinion on how a more cohesive society could be achieved, with the emphasis on cohesive, maybe that’s the part you can’t digest.

          5. Oro

            But by kind of dulling down the one-sidedness of all of these discriminations and playing the “both sides suffer” card, you are effectively denying that. It’s very clear. And nobody asked you to co-sign Micki’s dross you decided to do that outright. So what you’re doing is exactly to deny that these discriminations exist against black people in the main. And you’re then for some reason demanding that you’re not doing that. It’s so strange.

          6. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            actually I’d like to see this idea of sides dropped and this activity just further entrenches it, rather tired repeating that simple point now,
            I’m endorsing people to be judged as individuals and not by the color of their skin or sex. She should shout from the rooftops she’s going to do just that if she really wants to change mentalities, the us and them helps no one.

          7. Nigel

            What if people aren’t being treated as individuals? What if they’re being discriminated against, individually and systematically? Why get mad at the people who draw attention to it?

          8. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            Draw attention to it ! Say look I could decide in my position to do this but I’m going to go one step further and treat people as equals, would that not be an even stronger message ? Maybe that’s not the message people want, everyone seems to have to be against the other these days, the rat licker, the welfare cheat, the immigrants, the white male, whatever the label, the OTHER, personally I’m over it. Divide and conquer , no need to try to hard to divide, humans just love to hate.

          9. Micko

            Those inequalities that Black people suffer in America are quite serious alright Oro.

            And they are complex issues that have no easy solution. The idea that it’s solely down to systemic racism is an over simplification of the problem.

            And it’s an idea that only leads (as Janet has said) to divide us.

            As an aside, Asian Americans outperform White and Black Americans across the board when it comes down to academic performance, which of course leads to better prospects and opportunities throughout life.

            Is that because of racism too?

          10. Oro

            Well actually you can draw direct lines through statistical analyses of oppression right back to slavery that run uninterrupted so you can verify that most of these are the result of systemic racism. Like, property ownership, access to voting rights, access to healthcare, education, wealth etc.

            Asian Americans admittance to the US in relation to visas often depends on certain qualifications in certain fields and often demands higher degrees so in a way that determined by a requirement for a person to get in that has already achieved education elsewhere, at another countries expense – so yes that is skewed.

            Even for instance refugees from Vietnam after the war, and those that immigrated due to the Korean War, those that had owned businesses were prioritized over those that had not. And those with educational qualifications. It’s interesting reading. So you could say that Asian Americans are a unique group in this respect.

            Not what you were looking to hear but again this is reality we’re talking about.

            I’ve said a few times now that I don’t know why everyone is bending over backwards with these arguments but I think we all know the reason. Disappointed but unsurprised.

          11. Oro

            But I will hand it to you mick that was a quick turnaround from your earlier equivocating that black and white people suffer the same discriminations and ‘nothin to see here’.

          12. Micko

            Oro. I disagree

            But, on another point.

            You say “I don’t know why everyone is bending over backwards with these arguments but I think we all know the reason”

            Please elaborate- what is the reason?

          13. Oro

            You disagree with what? The history of oppression from slavery to now isn’t really up for debate, it’s not opinion based. Reality should be respected in these debates.

          14. K. Cavan

            Entrance to US Colleges has been a Racist system for decades, Blacks need the lowest scores to get into college, Asians need the highest, Whites are between the two. It hasn’t worked. Blacks have allowed themselves to be trapped into victimhood, they are left in the dust by African immigrants to the US, because the latter have strong family values, religious beliefs & prioritise education. Unless the African-Americans can return to this, they’ll stay in their slipstream, forever.
            After Emancipation, ex-slaves worked in the fields, then went to school in the evenings, so by 1906 their literacy rates, starting from close to zero, were in the 90% range, far higher than poor Whites. They became economically powerful enough to mount the Civil Rights movement, yes, everything costs money in the US. This progress continued until 1964-5 and the Civil Rights Acts. After that, the Democrats destroyed the Black family with a Social Welfare system that only supported mothers if there was no father around, in return, they expected and got, the Black vote. The Soft Racism of Low Expectations is the dominant Liberal establishment influence on the Black community, now, not the fact that some rednecks don’t get on with Blacks. There are 7 million Black American males with no educational qualifications, no contact with parents, siblings, offspring or any family, they’ve never had a job & have no spouses either. In a racially segregated society, as all multicultural societies are, that ”Bad Motherf*cker Problem”, as Glen Loury labelled it, leads to 13% of the population being responsible for 54% of the violent crime. In a recent year, 14 unarmed African-Americans were murdered by cops & 7,000 by other Blacks. The White Middle-class Liberals promoting the likes of George Floyd as heroes/victims clearly have no interest whatsoever in helping Black communities. They don’t give a damn, they are only interested in sowing division on behalf of their Democrat & Neo-Liberal Oligarch bosses & the Woke idiots over here are sowing the same divisions between identity groups they falsely claim to represent, in exactly the same way. To read their simplistic, platitudinous, inanities about something they are clearly entirely ignorant about is truly nauseating, everyone can smell the bullcrap. That’s the thing about Woke, it’s actually a big part of the problem, rather than even a small part of the solution.

          15. Nigel

            ‘Allowed themselves to be trapped into victimhood.’
            Gaslighting.
            ‘I’d like to report a crime.’
            ‘How dare you! If you report a crime you’ll be trapping youtrself in victimhood!’

            There’s a lot of white supremacist boiler-plate racist apologia in there, but the social welfare system destroyed the black family? On the contrary, while other social forces were ripping black families apart, the social welfare system allowed them to survive. What a rabid little reactionary you are.

  10. Dr.Fart

    her head is mad lookin. don’t care about the journos thing. grand like. do whatever. sure yer man in Naas, the mayor lad, he refused to talk to “black africans” and got moved aside… and moved back into his old job once people weren’t looking anymore.

  11. NobleLocks

    I wonder what else we’ll have to sacrifice at the almighty and exhalted altar of diversity and inclusion?

    I’m just waiting on the intersectional re-education centres to open up.

    We can all sit there and chant: Exclusion is Diversity! Hate is Love! Acceptance without question! Men are womxan! Facts are evil! Two legs bad! All men are enemies. All animals are comrades!

      1. NobleLocks

        Oh come on Nigel, the gods of diversity demand blood every day! There isn’t an hour in a single day where there isn’t a pile on or cancellation or silencing (in particular silencing women). Blood for Baal ! Blood for Baal !

        As religions go Diversity is a really nasty one, I mean at least with Catholicism there was forgiveness, but Diversity… Diversity is forever busy, and needs feeding. And with banners flying and horns blaring Diversity will march us backwards, back into the glorious ages where men burned those who dared to bring enlightenment and truth exposing those who seem saints, but mostly play the devil.

          1. K. Cavan

            That’s because it’s a parody, Nigel, although Wokeness itself is so ridiculous, so very, very Middle-class, so utterly riddled with irrationality & discriminatory ideals that’s it’s beyond a joke, never mind parody. The Bourgeoisie have been recruited into the New Religion by their Elite overlords, just as they have been with the Covid Cult, they don’t want to eliminate bigotry, just replace it with a version they designed, which naturally sees the Good White Saviours staying in their positions of neo-colonialist power by dint of their Virtue alone, not a power structure, oh no, not at all. Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Boss…but Woke.

    1. K. Cavan

      NobleLocks, The Intersectional Re-educational Centres are already up-and-running, they used to be schools, universities, colleges of higher education but they’ve now discovered an even higher calling than mere education.

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      are ye making that lemon curd toast ?
      I’ll swap ya home made chilli crab cakes ?

      1. millie bobby brownie

        Consider it done!

        (where did you find the time to make something as delicious as chilli crab cakes?)

  12. ce

    If only we could shoehorn in Trans-right and Trans-phobia into this comment section we could really get into the high 3 digit numbers…

      1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        wearing a mask
        with a arse like a toad
        paying 2000 a month to live in a badly built shoebox
        ordering from Amazon
        while shooting seagulls from your balcony with a name that piece rusty shotgun

          1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            I reckon it’s more of a train wreak than a jammer this thread Papi

          2. millie bobby brownie

            Well this thread turned into a right pooshow*.

            Really glad I stayed away. The US is an awful and incredibly divided place these days.

            *see lads, I can moderate myself these days and all, but I’M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT

        1. K. Cavan

          D’ya know, I’m not too upset with shooting gulls, they moved into my area about 6 years ago, property prices have suffered, noisy beasts. I feed wild birds in my back garden but I can’t be having Herring Gulls, dreadful neighbours, one-&-a-half metre wingspans & a bad attitude to every other living thing. They’re protected, though, so it’s illegal to shoot them (I asked) because they’re quite rare in their former coastal habitats, from back when we used to have a fishing industry. They’re all in the suburbs, now.

  13. Anne

    Well, that’s a bit messed up & divisive. Black people wanna get over being victims.
    If this was a white woman saying I’m only going to talk to other women, coz men, me no likey, & they’ve had it better than us for far too long, she’d be told shag off.

    Every slight or inconvenience in life isn’t coz you’re black.

    P.S. I’m not in the KKK.

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