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BLM

There's been a lot of political chat lately focusing on the black lives matter movement. Some of it has been interesting, most of it has been dreadful.

One of the most influential discussions I've heard has been from an unexpected source - Graeme Souness. He spoke of his own experience, his own regrets about not acting and how on reflection he has not been an ally in every situation to those who suffer racial discrimination, either overt or covert. That's not to say he's been a racist, but he didn't always fight back against racism.

This made me think about myself. I don't believe I'm racist, but I do think from time to time I subconsciously act based on prejudice. I think we all do. And I definitely think I fail to confront racist behaviour when I see it. I let it slide because "they don't really mean it" or "it's just banter". But it's not. It's unacceptable and needs to be challenged.

"It's just banter" takes us neatly into United's managerial hunt, with the papers stating that Malky Mackay is the favourite for the job. He dismissed his own racist behaviour as "banter".

I think we need to live our own values. I believe in second chances, but only when there's contrition.

Yesterday I sent a tweet to United expressing my unhappiness at his potential appointment. It's not much, but in my mind it's taking positive action against racism. Thanks to BLM, I'm going to continue to be proactive against any form of discrimination rather than silently complicit when I shouldn't be. It may have no impact, but for me it's the right thing to do. While he might be an excellent appointment in terms of his coaching ability, he doesn't represent my values or the values I think my club should have. I'll be deeply disappointed if he's appointed.

Mon the Terrors

posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/09/stormzy-black-lives-matter

Word.

posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

comment by Automatic For The People #BLM (U21889)
posted 11 seconds ago
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/09/stormzy-black-lives-matter

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Please, tell me how multimillionaire Stormzy is oppressed? 😂😂😂

posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

BLM Vs Anti BLM

https://youtu.be/8MV_rd0NiMs

Guess which one is shouting? 😂😂😂

posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

comment by Automatic For The People #BLM (U21889)
posted 21 minutes ago
Blimey.

Still so triggered over BLM.


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I just kinda miss them.

posted 1 day, 18 hours ago

comment by Just Shoot (U10408)
posted 19 minutes ago
comment by Automatic For The People #BLM (U21889)
posted 11 seconds ago
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/09/stormzy-black-lives-matter

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Please, tell me how multimillionaire Stormzy is oppressed? 😂😂😂
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Him and Lewis Hamilton.

Word.

comment by * (U22266)

posted 1 day, 17 hours ago

Well said, Sir. Absolutely spot on!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8509489/Gangs-pose-greatest-danger-young-black-men-NOT-police-says-equality-champion-Trevor-Phillips.html

posted 1 day, 17 hours ago

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jul/09/met-police-officer-charged-with-belonging-to-far-right-terror-group

Well I did na zi that coming.

comment by * (U22266)

posted 1 day, 5 hours ago

BLM unless it's black gang members killing other black gang members who are selling drugs to the black population.

Yeah - I know!

posted 18 hours, 17 minutes ago

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/police-officer-institutional-racism-442723?ito=social%7Cfacebook%7Cfb_theipaper

Institutionally racist.

comment by * (U22266)

posted 16 hours, 41 minutes ago

Mr Phillips pointed out hundreds of youngsters were dying every year due to gang-related crime.

He said: ‘There is absolutely no doubt that if you are thinking about what is the greatest danger today to a young black man in the capital, the answer is not the police, it's somebody else in a gang.

"That person is very likely to be a person of colour."

“While we have to get the police to do the right thing and behave in the right way, let us not forget that young black men are dying in hundreds every year. Never mind the ones that are being injured and maimed."

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