There is a thread on Eyes of Dawlish concerning someone who has recently moved to Dawlish and the discrimination he has been on the end of because of the colour of his skin.
From this discussion someone has suggested that a cross cultural get together on the lawn sometime later this summer might be worth doing. Food and music representing the different cultural heritages of those who live in Dawlish.
I think that's a great idea.
What? is he white, a brexiteer who supports stopping immigration.?
I can honestly say that in a good few years of working in both Citizens' Advice Bureau and in an office in town dealing with the public, this is the first time I have come across anything that could be classed, even vaguely, as 'racism'. Generally, I have found the residents of Dawlish to be open-minded and without prejudices with regard to fellow human beings. As you can see from further postings on Eyes of Dawlish Group Discussions, F/B, there has been a general rallying-round to offer assistance and aid of every kind to the poor family that are now homeless as a result of the fire last night. This demonstrates the way in which the vast majority of people in town behave and their kindness and compassion to someone in distress. The same thing happened when families were made homeless by the storms and is encapsulated by the actions of Caz Steffens, rightly acknowledged recently. There may be a few cretinous individuals but their actions do not represent the majority and should not be taken as such. I am sorry that the young man appears to have been on the receiving end of some rudeness but can assure him that we do not condone such behaviour and would make sure the offending person is aware of that.
Incidentally, @Lynne, I thought a few different cultural heritages were already being celebrated in the Dawlish Celebrates Carnival parade!
You are quite correct, Brexit won't stop immigration, but at least we will be able choose the people we need and who will be a benefit to the country.
Subject to whatever is agreed in trade deals perhaps.
Always play the discrimination and racists cards in order to divide pubic opinion and attract attention. Come on people wake up to whats going on in this country.
So what is going on in this country?
As I said wake up. You liberal snowflakes wont be able to hide behind ignorance when we have to fight to regain our freedoms
Please explain your comments rather than hiding behind soundbites. What freedoms are you fighting for Fred and the need for name calling?
Cant comment further as the freedom of speech is one of the casualties already. As said wake up and look at whats happening in our major cities also enlighten yourselves with news reporting other than that of the major media companies all of which are being sensored by government officies
So why don't you enlighten us then with the news reporting to which you have access but to which so many of us, apparently, do not.
Oh go on, please educate me and others. And please explain why you think freedom of speech has been the first casualty. Without facts to back up this claim you just sound a bit paranoid.
Also you never answered my question asking why you felt the need for name calling?
I wonder how much racism there is behind closed doors as folk are too frightened to air their opinions in public due to current legislation.
I don't care two monkeys wether they are black, white, yellow, brown or green. What does bother me is there cultures that they bring with them and some of them are not very nice to me.
Leave there cultures behind intigrate with where ever they are and I am sure things would be alot better world wide.
"leave their cultures behind integrate with wherever they are"
Just like colonial European countries did (not) in Africa, Asia and the Americas?
Erm, the definition of integration is as follows...
1) An act or instance of combining into an integral whole
2) An act or instance of integrating a racial, religous or ethnic group
So it seems that it isn't integration that you want afterall.
To become intergrated, to meld with and become part of the dominant culture.
I wonder what present day ex pat Brits are like at integration in, say, Spain and Portugal?
I would think they are pretty good at it Lynne.
Personally I blame the bloody Romans coming over here and building roads and aqua ducts, introducing laws and currency when we were quite happy running about the forests and drinking water from puddels.
And before then, 2000 BC, 4000 years ago. It's the beaker folk innit, bloody Beaker folk coming here with their drinking vessels. What's wrong with just cupping up the water with your hands and licking it up like a cat!!