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2020-06-27 11:25:12 AM  
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2020-06-27 11:32:45 AM  
Free of racial discrimination

Lol
 
2020-06-27 11:35:24 AM  
They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well
 
2020-06-27 11:36:44 AM  
I would normally say you can't change your problems by moving somewhere new.

But if the problem is "people keep trying to kill me where I live currently"... I could consider an exception.
 
2020-06-27 11:38:24 AM  

rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well


Probably because it was one step above a prison colony?
 
2020-06-27 11:39:20 AM  

thatboyoverthere: rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well

Probably because it was one step above a prison colony?


Which explains why Australia is so shiatty
 
2020-06-27 11:41:18 AM  
In Ghana, where Kambon is involved in a program that encourages descendants of the African diaspora to return to a nation where centuries earlier their ancestors were forced onto slave ships, he says he is one of "several thousand."

As has already been pointed out, I believe we already tried doing this in Africa...
 
2020-06-27 11:42:27 AM  

Frank N Stein: thatboyoverthere: rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well

Probably because it was one step above a prison colony?

Which explains why Australia is so shiatty


You are obviously a big brained historian and know how everything turned out.
 
2020-06-27 11:43:27 AM  
Baggette lives in Germany

If he lived in France, he'd be eaten alive.
 
2020-06-27 11:45:51 AM  
Good luck with that because people suck all over the world.

But then again as that one profession mentioned about being black in the UK it's "Our racism isn't as lethal as yours," So I guess moving could be a step up.
 
2020-06-27 11:49:44 AM  
Atlanta?
 
2020-06-27 11:50:45 AM  
Unfortunately this also plays into the hands of the white trash idiots..I do NOT begrudge the people
that have chose that path for doing so...At some point, when a person has some resources on hand,
there is a risk vs. reward balance that can be contemplated. ..And living in the US for people of color
has tilted to more risk than reward for a LONG time..Despite the improvements, we still have too many white trash morons making life miserable for others..And now that some people of color have gotten at least
a pittance more of the pie, they can decide if their family wants to keep spinning the wheel of chance
in this place and hoping things progress..
 
2020-06-27 11:53:36 AM  
I grew up in one of the the most diverse counties in the country with what is probably the closest to true racial equity you can get (montgomery co. MD - and it still needs work) and I've lived in 8 or so different places since.  There are a couple that I would just refuse to live in if I was a black person and I'd do anything I could to get out, including fleeing over seas.  Where I live now, there's a full blown positive feedback loop of racial hatred that is freaking grinding my city in to the ground.  It's freaking horrible to be a part of and there's very little I can do about it.  No amount of talking at people who don't trust you will fix it, but I have had friends and close acquaintances say to me twice in the past 6 months that I opened their eyes, unironically.  It has taken a lot of listening to shiat I don't agree with and waiting for the right moment to speak, though.

That's about the most I can do, I think.
 
2020-06-27 11:54:50 AM  
This leaves out the fact it's prohibitively expensive and out of reach for the majority of minorities. It's also exceedingly difficult to get any type of foreign citizenship or visa unless you have an American company send you overseas for work.
 
2020-06-27 11:55:50 AM  

Frank N Stein: thatboyoverthere: rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well

Probably because it was one step above a prison colony?

Which explains why Australia is so shiatty


Which is why they get along better with Americans than they do Brits.
 
2020-06-27 12:00:08 PM  

rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well


Liberia was set up by rich White Americans
 
2020-06-27 12:01:14 PM  
Having visited Africa, it seems to be more of a better place to visit than to live. I'd pick somewhere like the Dominican Republic or Trinidad/Tobago.
 
2020-06-27 12:01:27 PM  
"No official statistics cover these international transplants"

The headline acts like this is a major trend.
 
2020-06-27 12:02:49 PM  
No, no, it's the white trash rednecks who should have to leave.

/ But no one will take them
// Aw.
 
2020-06-27 12:02:55 PM  
Yeah there is racism in European countries, but the big difference is that they don't have a evergrowing police state with a massive budget and ticket or detain quotas to keep said budget growing with a ever-increasing for profit prison system and population.

People are less likely to get pulled over and they are less likely to fall through cracks, if they do fall through they are less likely to get ticketed for loitering and then held in contempt for forgetting a court date or a fine and then sent to solitary.
 
2020-06-27 12:03:21 PM  
Let me know how that goes...

Outside of Western Europe racism is actually worse than America
 
2020-06-27 12:04:02 PM  
Nobody should be shamed for trying to find happiness somewhere else.

Just because problems exist all over doesn't mean certain places aren't better than others.
 
2020-06-27 12:04:05 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Having visited Africa, it seems to be more of a better place to visit than to live. I'd pick somewhere like the Dominican Republic or Trinidad/Tobago.


We loved Africa (So Africa & Botswana) but I wouldn't want to live there
 
2020-06-27 12:04:20 PM  

MBooda: Baggette lives in Germany

If he lived in France, he'd be eaten alive.


So do you really want to know how he originally got that name?

/they were probably bakers
 
2020-06-27 12:05:07 PM  
Let's ask the Tutsi about that harmony.

Or the Mbuti, or the Dinka, or the Ndebele, or...
 
2020-06-27 12:05:40 PM  
Much of Europe seems to welcome blacks who come from America, but not those who come directly from Africa.
 
2020-06-27 12:06:25 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Much of Europe seems to welcome blacks who come from America, but not those who come directly from Africa.


They welcome people with money and education.

They don't welcome poor, often radicalized, mostly male economic migrants who don't/won't integrate.
 
2020-06-27 12:07:06 PM  

rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well


Well, we did that for them. And then just sort of dumped them on a beach and said "good luck with that"
 
2020-06-27 12:07:48 PM  
Seems to me that racism is part of human nature (admitted it's a bad part).  There will always be groups that think their group is better than other groups (we all see this with extreme members of political parties).  Guess what, a common skin colors helps people associate and to group to that skin color.

Dr. Seuss  summed it up nicely with the star bellied sneetch story.
 
2020-06-27 12:07:52 PM  

thatboyoverthere: rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well

Probably because it was one step above a prison colony?


Yes, run by the black American expats.  They set themselves up as an aristocracy that ran the country until the native Africans decided they had had enough of the Americo-Liberian's shiat.
 
2020-06-27 12:08:09 PM  

Frank N Stein: Free of racial discrimination

Lol


Having been to, and trying to keep in touch with citizens of, Kenya, replace 'racism' with 'tribalism'.

Oh and the kids there spent hours playing with this middle aged man's thinning, and at the time, longish curly hair. Well, in between games of football (soccer for us yanks) and volleyball.
 
DVD
2020-06-27 12:09:08 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Let me know how that goes...

Outside of Western Europe racism is actually worse than America



It depends.  However, the article mentioned Russia as a destination and I had to mentally 'NOPE' the borscht out of that idea.  That IS a place that law enforcement will allow any kind of harm to a non-white person and turn their backs on them.
 
2020-06-27 12:09:26 PM  

halifaxdatageek: I would normally say you can't change your problems by moving somewhere new.

But if the problem is "people keep trying to kill me where I live currently"... I could consider an exception.


That's true if you murder someone, obviously, but don't tell Israel about your exception.
 
2020-06-27 12:11:25 PM  
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2020-06-27 12:11:32 PM  

DVD: ColonelCathcart: Let me know how that goes...

Outside of Western Europe racism is actually worse than America


It depends.  However, the article mentioned Russia as a destination and I had to mentally 'NOPE' the borscht out of that idea.  That IS a place that law enforcement will allow any kind of harm to a non-white person and turn their backs on them.


This may surprise you, but Russian cops generally focus on the olive skinned/central Asian people and not Africans. Most Africans in Moscow are either expats or students.

If you look like a Sicilian, Arab, or Tajik...papers please.

They also leave lighter-skinned Asians alone because they're all tourists.

Watching the police stops in Russia is laughable. It's always a mid-twenties to late-thirties swarthy guy with a beard looking like he's up to no good.
 
2020-06-27 12:12:27 PM  

halifaxdatageek: I would normally say you can't change your problems by moving somewhere new.

But if the problem is "people keep trying to kill me where I live currently"... I could consider an exception.


Going by the data, who would that be?
 
2020-06-27 12:14:29 PM  

DVD: the article mentioned Russia as a destination and I had to mentally 'NOPE' the borscht out of that idea. That IS a place that law enforcement will allow any kind of harm to a non-white person and turn their backs on them.


How about Japan then?
 
2020-06-27 12:14:55 PM  

Gulper Eel: Let's ask the Tutsi about that harmony.

Or the Mbuti, or the Dinka, or the Ndebele, or...


here's a fun exercise. Look at the tribal conflicts in Africa, and realize that the bulk of the wars were a result of European colonialism taking two groups of disparate people and saying "here, you lot all look the same. You're Rwanda now" (or Rhodesia, or Belgian Congo, or Zaire, etc ad nauseum) and then the colonials bailed when it got difficult, but they had created a whole bunch of new boundaries and laws to oppress the natives.

If the American government had tried to blend native American tribes in the early 1800s you bet there would have been issues.
 
2020-06-27 12:15:55 PM  
Oh, and regarding "Little Chicagotown" or whatever, all minorities when they mass migrate into a country clump together for language/food/support/familial ties.
Italians, Germans, Chinese, Irish, Mexican.
Guess what almost always happens on the long run.
 
2020-06-27 12:16:04 PM  

Mouser: thatboyoverthere: rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well

Probably because it was one step above a prison colony?

Yes, run by the black American expats.  They set themselves up as an aristocracy that ran the country until the native Africans decided they had had enough of the Americo-Liberian's shiat.


so, they ran their country the same we we do ours?
 
2020-06-27 12:16:06 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Much of Europe seems to welcome blacks who come from America, but not those who come directly from Africa.


Yeah, not so much. Visitor is far different that citizen living there. Racism isn't uncommon anywhere in Europe it just doesn't get the glorification it does in the states.
 
2020-06-27 12:18:07 PM  

Resident Muslim: minorities when they mass migrate into a country clump together for language/food/support/familial ties.Italians, Germans, Chinese, Irish, Mexican.Guess what almost always happens on the long run.


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2020-06-27 12:18:49 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: DVD: the article mentioned Russia as a destination and I had to mentally 'NOPE' the borscht out of that idea. That IS a place that law enforcement will allow any kind of harm to a non-white person and turn their backs on them.

How about Japan then?


No thank you. 100% conviction rates are terrifying
 
2020-06-27 12:21:39 PM  
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2020-06-27 12:21:53 PM  
 
2020-06-27 12:22:32 PM  
Mmm. Eritrean girls.
 
2020-06-27 12:24:37 PM  

FleshFlapps: This leaves out the fact it's prohibitively expensive and out of reach for the majority of minorities. It's also exceedingly difficult to get any type of foreign citizenship or visa unless you have an American company send you overseas for work.


You mean other countries have tough immigration laws?  How racist of them.
 
2020-06-27 12:27:18 PM  

The_Sponge: FleshFlapps: This leaves out the fact it's prohibitively expensive and out of reach for the majority of minorities. It's also exceedingly difficult to get any type of foreign citizenship or visa unless you have an American company send you overseas for work.

You mean other countries have tough immigration laws?  How racist of them.


False equivalency. Good try though.
 
2020-06-27 12:27:42 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Mouser: thatboyoverthere: rcain: They did this once, even set up their very own nation.
It's called Liberia and it didn't turn out so well

Probably because it was one step above a prison colony?

Yes, run by the black American expats.  They set themselves up as an aristocracy that ran the country until the native Africans decided they had had enough of the Americo-Liberian's shiat.

so, they ran their country the same we we do ours?


"I learned it from you, Dad!"
 
2020-06-27 12:27:48 PM  

zeaper12: Seems to me that racism is part of human nature (admitted it's a bad part).  There will always be groups that think their group is better than other groups (we all see this with extreme members of political parties).  Guess what, a common skin colors helps people associate and to group to that skin color.
Dr. Seuss  summed it up nicely with the star bellied sneetch story.


Biological beings tend to seek out their own kind, for the obvious reason that they can't breed with other species. This is how we survive. This tendency--and it's nothing but a little push, since you see animals of all sorts mingling and even adopting some other species' babies sometimes--is natural. But it's been exploited to the max by advertising and propaganda, and since we believe in that shiat, we now have 1000 Cultures and 500 types of political labels, and everybody loves it. Just look at Fark, a microcosm of a bunch of fully woke individuals trying to be Aware of everyone, but still assert their full Uniqueness, usually by purchasing some more shiat and talking more propaganda that they heard somewhere that works to divide us.

Social media is bad for us and our perception of our place in the world. We know this. But the entire politics tab is a cesspool--it's nothing but a bunch of fighting about how we are Different and Better than that other group. About asserting how we don't deserve to associate with THOSE other people.
So here we are, blithering on all day long about "equality" while nothing we do helps make it happen. But that's your FREEDOMS.
 
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