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Old 13-02-2018, 22:59   #136
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

Oh come on Hugh, you know what we mean.
Nobody is suggesting it should be ignored, but the more something is shouted from the rooftops the more it becomes just background 'noise' that has little impact.

Years ago there were things in the news that made me sit up and take notice, now those same things have become so commonplace that it has lost the 'shock/horror' effect. If you hear something long enough it simply becomes background noise.

oh, and if I was a sportsman earning (a minimum) 20K+ a week and people in the crowd called me names, I'd laugh and thank them for contributing to my wages
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Old 13-02-2018, 23:04   #137
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

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Oh come on Hugh, you know what we mean.
Nobody is suggesting it should be ignored, but the more something is shouted from the rooftops the more it becomes just background 'noise' that has little impact.

Years ago there were things in the news that made me sit up and take notice, now those same things have become so commonplace that it has lost the 'shock/horror' effect. If you hear something long enough it simply becomes background noise.

oh, and if I was a sportsman earning (a minimum) 20K+ a week and people in the crowd called me names, I'd laugh and thank them for contributing to my wages

You can x10 that in many cases in the EPL mate....
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Old 14-02-2018, 09:06   #138
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

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Oh come on Hugh, you know what we mean.
Nobody is suggesting it should be ignored, but the more something is shouted from the rooftops the more it becomes just background 'noise' that has little impact.

Years ago there were things in the news that made me sit up and take notice, now those same things have become so commonplace that it has lost the 'shock/horror' effect. If you hear something long enough it simply becomes background noise.

oh, and if I was a sportsman earning (a minimum) 20K+ a week and people in the crowd called me names, I'd laugh and thank them for contributing to my wages
Quite right, Carth. About 15 years ago, I was shocked to hear the 'F' word used in some American series, but now it's used so much, it has lost its shock value. Hell, it may even become mainstream in another couple of decades, and no longer regarded as a swear word.

People need to be less sensitive to the use of words. An insult or threat is unpleasant whether you use those words or not, but to use such words casually in a sentence without deliberately demeaning someone likely to hear it is not worth getting in a state about.
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Old 22-02-2018, 15:46   #139
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

This story has now reached the mainstream media.

According to Channel 5, Ofcom believe that such words can be used as long as a warning is given beforehand and any programming containing them is shown after the watershed.

A black woman and a white woman were asked for their views about this. The black woman stated that she believed that there was no need for such words to be used and that they should be removed. The white woman said that she believed that it was dangerous to rewrite history and that it was important that the way black people were treated be remembered for the benefit of younger people and future generations.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble again for broadcasting words offensive to black peopl

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This story has now reached the mainstream media.

According to Channel 5, Ofcom believe that such words can be used as long as a warning is given beforehand and any programming containing them is shown after the watershed.

A black woman and a white woman were asked for their views about this. The black woman stated that she believed that there was no need for such words to be used and that they should be removed. The white woman said that she believed that it was dangerous to rewrite history and that it was important that the way black people were treated be remembered for the benefit of younger people and future generations.
That was said on the Wright stuff this morning, by two of the panelists.
Erasing history for whatever reason, is very dangerous imo.
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That was said on the Wright stuff this morning, by two of the panelists.
Erasing history for whatever reason, is very dangerous imo.
Quite right. Erasing history does no-one any favours.
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That was said on the Wright stuff this morning, by two of the panelists.
Erasing history for whatever reason, is very dangerous imo.
Those that forget their history are doomed to repeat it.
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