It doesn't matter if you're black or white

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My observation is that there are a higher proportion of interracial couples in the UK than you would find in the US (and my comp is London to NY/LA, so it's a fair comparison). London is ~15% black and what you'll typically find is the British nationals are more likely to be in interracial relationships and the immigrants are more likely to marry within their communities.
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Ellie wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 18:03
I watch a lot of British mysteries and murder shows, because of course I do, with the occasional modern Doctor Who thrown in. A few years ago I noticed appreciatively that there were often couples with one black person and one white person, which I feel like you rarely see on American TV. But lately I've noticed that when a British show has a black character, they're ALWAYS married to a white person, or if they're younger, they have a white parent. Showing a relationship between two black people is practically nonexistent. I'm curious what contributes to the difference between the two. (Or maybe it's all bad data and confirmation bias on my part, I dunno.)
Chef! had a black/black couple, but that was going on 25 years ago now. Doctor Who's most recent mixed-race couple had the woman as black and the man as white. Mickey and Rose as mentioned above were the other way 'round.
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Ellie wrote:
23 Jan 2019, 18:03
I watch a lot of British mysteries and murder shows, because of course I do, with the occasional modern Doctor Who thrown in. A few years ago I noticed appreciatively that there were often couples with one black person and one white person, which I feel like you rarely see on American TV. But lately I've noticed that when a British show has a black character, they're ALWAYS married to a white person, or if they're younger, they have a white parent. Showing a relationship between two black people is practically nonexistent. I'm curious what contributes to the difference between the two. (Or maybe it's all bad data and confirmation bias on my part, I dunno.)
In the Doctor Who (nu-who) universe, both of Martha Jones parents are black, and I believe both of Mickey's are too (trying to remember if we saw everybody in the alternate universe). Though to your point in the very latest iteration, the old white guy in the companion group is married to a black woman (both of them on at least their second marriage). Though as well, that's sorta a plot point/point of contention with the black woman's (adult) grandson.
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Despite being guilty of two felonies, Nkechi Diallo (formerly Rachel Dolezal) was only sentenced to community service plus the requirement to pay back the money she scammed from the welfare people.

See? I TOLD you she was white!

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"The UCU has a long history of enabling members to self-identify, whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT or women."
Cool. As it turns out, I identify as a member of the UCU... the president of the UCU, to be precise. And not only that, but I identify as the sort of president with sweeping, unquestionable power over the organization.

I hereby disband the UCU.
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It's the UK. Whether you're black or white is a little less cromulent, there.

(I'm given to believe it's not nearly as utterly un-cromulent as most Brits like to pretend it is, but still not the big, institutionalized thing it is, here.)
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if I see one more person arguing that the phrase "peanut gallery" is racist in origin, my head is going to explode right off my neck stump*

* I was dictating this and Google voice keyboard rendered it "right off my next dump" :lol:
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Ellie wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 09:51
if I see one more person arguing that the phrase "peanut gallery" is racist in origin, my head is going to explode right off my neck stump*

* I was dictating this and Google voice keyboard rendered it "right off my next dump" :lol:

The especially eye-rolly thing that I've encountered about situations like this is that even if you can show that the phrase had no racist/sexist/whateverist origin, people just come back with "Well people think that it does now so that's what matters", which is how you get the whole "n*ggardly" thing.
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JD wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 09:53
Ellie wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 09:51
if I see one more person arguing that the phrase "peanut gallery" is racist in origin, my head is going to explode right off my neck stump*

* I was dictating this and Google voice keyboard rendered it "right off my next dump" :lol:

The especially eye-rolly thing that I've encountered about situations like this is that even if you can show that the phrase had no racist/sexist/whateverist origin, people just come back with "Well people think that it does now so that's what matters", which is how you get the whole "n*ggardly" thing.
I want to pick some random consumer good, like fruit roll ups or fidget spinners, and see if I can get lefty Twitter to cancel it based on an apocryphal racism connection.
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So, why is it called a hymen? Shouldn't it be a hyperson? :twisted:
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Shemyn, obviously.
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JD wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 09:53
Ellie wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 09:51
if I see one more person arguing that the phrase "peanut gallery" is racist in origin, my head is going to explode right off my neck stump*

* I was dictating this and Google voice keyboard rendered it "right off my next dump" :lol:

The especially eye-rolly thing that I've encountered about situations like this is that even if you can show that the phrase had no racist/sexist/whateverist origin, people just come back with "Well people think that it does now so that's what matters", which is how you get the whole "n*ggardly" thing.
"Well, good on you for inventing new racist slurs, I guess."
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