Racism - Forever and Always

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  1. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    And now we've passed on that role to you fellas... :)
     
  2. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    Well...something like 150 countries' independence days are against the British. Oh and they used to genocide right up there with the best of them.
     
  3. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Though pound for pound the Belgians were probably world champions.
     
  4. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well maybe the world shouldn't have dressed like that having all their resources just showing for everyone to see!
     
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  5. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    All of those countries wanted it.
     
  6. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Queens, NY
    Also, counting Olympic medals is a terrible way to judge a nation's athleticism. On the one hand, you can have a squad of 26 athletes that stand out in the world's most popular sport and at most they can win one medal. On the other hand, a nation that produces 3 very good swimmers can potentially win over 15 medals in a single Olympics.
     
  7. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I used West Germany because their population was similar to England's, and they had won enough stuff to prove that a nation that size could win stuff..
     
  8. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    What did England do with all the spices?
     
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  9. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    They boiled them until all the taste was gone.
     
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  10. Pønch

    Pønch Saprissista

    Aug 23, 2006
    Donde siempre
    At least Beckham married one :)
     
  11. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't sweat it. In another thread he admitted he doesn't get sarcasm.
     
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  12. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    F1 Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner married Geri Halliwell (Ginger).
     
  13. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    It's like having a puppy
     
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  14. Deadtigers

    Deadtigers Member+

    Jul 23, 2015
    Independent Republic of the Bronx, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    Should we call him SuperDax?
     
  15. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    SuperOdie is probably more fitting
     
  16. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    So an Indian girl group should call themselves The Jellied Eels?
     
  17. Oh dear
    Football Australia blindsided by Sam Kerr's UK harassment charge - video
    [​IMG]The Guardian|8 hours ago
    Football Australia say they only found out about the allegation of racially aggravated harassment against captain and striker Sam Kerr in the UK
    [​IMG]
    Sam Kerr: New details over Chelsea star's taxi incident which led to racial harassment charge
    [​IMG]The Mirror|11 hours ago
    Sam Kerr has pleaded not guilty to the alleged racial harrassment of a police officer following a complaint over a taxi fare in January of last year, with the Chelsea star facing a four-day trial in e
     
  18. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the trial will happen about 2 years after the alleged incident. I guess the UK doesn't have the "right to a speedy trial" clause
     
  19. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Fascist Hellscape
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    This is quite a good article about the fallacy of the reflexive contrarianism of large swathes of the pundit class

    it focusses on Bari Weiss's Free Press pushing some George Floyd truthing which of course was simply crap that fed their priors about racism in america

    The heterodoxists bill themselves as skeptics who are immune to the trappings of tribalism, partisanship, and the status quo. They alone can see through all the cant and pieties and get to the real truth. They believe that only those with an appropriate loathing of wokeism and a sneering contempt for consensus can see things for what they really are. They dislike elites and are suspicious of experts.

    This is how someone like Hughes, who writes and debates about race in the U.S., can become an overnight expert on a complex case about police brutality and, without an iota of humility, second-guess its verdict by discarding reams of expert witnesses, forensics, and other evidence based on a conspiratorial documentary. Or how a business journalist like Nocera can make confident pronouncements about crime and policing. But a posture that approaches issues from the standpoint of overturning conventional wisdom and offering edgy takes isn’t any more conducive to truth seeking than what the heterodoxists rail against, which is perhaps why these pieces are so often riddled with errors and misunderstandings. Yet, for them, the mainstream media’s lapses are part of an agenda, while their own lapses are just part of the debate.

    It isn’t that all the heterodox types have gone full MAGA. It’s just that they seem to loathe racial and social justice activists much more than they oppose Trump, or favor reform. So any time a counter-narrative emerges, they tend to ditch their avowed skepticism and latch onto it.

    In the end, despite heterodoxism’s claims to be a tribeless, iconoclastic way of thinking that gives it some special powers to get to the truth, it’s really just a different sort of ideological tribe, with the same biases, preconceptions, and vulnerability to audience capture as any other.

    Once you’ve let your opposition to orthodoxies define you, you’re just another orthodoxy.​

    https://www.theunpopulist.net/p/the-war-on-the-woke-trumps-the-truth
     
  20. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That last line is powerful
     
  21. Okay, time for a tongue in the cheek moment:
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    This company making fun of diversity: "Finally a blond guy in the team".

    Diversity is and remains a sensitive issue for most companies. OPUS Recruitment from Waddinxveen pokes fun at it. The company, which has predominantly staff with a migration background, welcomes their new colleague online with humor. 'Finally diversity in our team! A blond boy with blue eyes.'
     
  22. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    No one knows what it's like
     
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  23. The small city of Hardenberg has started an anti discrimination campaign with very clear signs.
    With hard-hitting texts. Experts are enthusiastic.
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    This campaign against discrimination against Asians is a hit, experts say
    More than one in three people with an East or Southeast Asian background have recently experienced discrimination in the Netherlands. That's according to new research. To combat discrimination, posters have been posted in Hardenberg since last week. With hard-hitting texts. Experts are enthusiastic.
    On the signs you can scan a code to learn the particular story told by the victim.

    The left sign tells:
    Discrimination
    being shouted at and spat on on the Amalia Bridge
    Here (=in Hardenberg) too
    Listen to the story of Romano

    The right sign tells:
    Discrimination
    Being shouted at/called f...ng Chinese by strangers on the street
    Here (=in Hardenberg) too
    Listen to the story of Dong-Soo
     
  24. Gsus.
    Antonio Rüdiger and the DFB aregoing to sue a former Bild editor for insinuating Antonio is linked to terrorism.
    When you read the "explanation" of that dude Julian Reichelt you can't escape the impression some people look for any grain of salt to discredit a certain part of the population.
     
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  25. Auriaprottu

    Auriaprottu Member+

    Atlanta Damn United
    Apr 1, 2002
    The back of the bus
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Googled.

    Did the Germans ever really get rid of the conservative element that was so destructive in WWII?
     

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