Also, I think Jade was under pressure to "kick something off".
Also, the recent wave of humour (mainly Little Britain: I'm thinking of Majorie Doors patronizing the indian woman and the Tory woman puking at foreigners etc), I think stupid people misunderstand what is actually supposed to be funny about those sketches.
> It's not a moot point really.Those not in the position to
> understand or experience racism will see it as bullying but
> those who do will know its racism.
A well constructed argument if ever there was one.
"Well Tom, I just plain don't like black people"
"Uuuuh... guys, we're still on in Boston"
> I like how racism has been redefined. Any negative comment
> towards a person of another race/ethnicity is now automatically
I like how people like to sideline racism by making that excuse. Any comment, negative or otherwise, that preys on a racial stereotype or demeans or has it's point carried across from its use of race is racism.
It's not a moot point really.Those not in the position to understand or experience racism will see it as bullying but those who do will know its racism.
Racist. No. I doubt she'd even understand what that means.
Had enough of Shilpa in the media (even now, with her visiting the house of commons)? Yes.
Care about what Jade does next? No. But if I were a TV exec looking to make money, I'd send her to India to learn about the culture. A bit like a dumb Micheal Palin.
It was all taken to far, talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill.
Equality has gotten so out of control now, it's actually embarrassing. Like many, I don't believe Jade was being racist, just ignorant. Bullying takes part in many, many of the Big Brother shows; it's what keeps the rest of us entertained.
It just seems unfortunate that she is so very dumb, and she is from an ethnic minority. You know if the roles were reversed, we would all be cheering Jade on, willing her to win because 'we love her'; we would not bat an eyelid to Shilpa as far a racism goes.
Now, having grown up in a combination of environments which comprised basically white military doctrine and welsh ignorance, I feel it is is safe to say that ignorance is a defence if applicable. I.e I seriously didn;t know that black peope were different...
I know when I moved south to start my higher life, asians were little more than fiction to me. I'd never seen a chinese/japanese/malaysian, and as far as I could tell, they might not even exist.
Now my eyes are open, and things I might have considered humourous in my adolescence are now consigned to a deeper thought process.
So maybe people can get it wrong, and maybe it isn't right to condemn someone for getting it wrong once. However, I must say, from what I've seen of the BB 'scandals', racism doesn't even enter into it, it's jealousy, pure and simple. So what's the debate?