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Old 18th Jun 2020, 17:55
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Wicked Uncle!

The madness is spreading. I read today that Uncle Benís rice is considering changing the name due to its connection with slavery!

I have bought this product and always considered the character on the packaging to be benevolent. Now I have to think of him as terrible reminder of a nasty system hundreds of years ago. What?

I also hear that Aunt Jerminahs sauces in USA are on the same wavelength - please get a grip!
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 18:05
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Is Aunt Bessie still around? Do I recall that there was an ATC connection with her?

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Old 18th Jun 2020, 18:12
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Wait for when they come for "Famous Amos" cookies:
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 18:15
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Well they clearly need to change the name of the Democrat Party -- they used to support slavery.

And Washington needs to be changed. Everywhere.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 18:20
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The number of products, statues and other items which have connections to historical anomalies are vast.

If it is the intention to remove every single thing of this nature we destroy a very large proportion of history.

History is just that, history. Not to mention that other nations and cultures have tried to expunge unpopular history from books and films with divisive results.

Some nations and cultures would have history books glorifying the party line and dispensing with any reference to unpalatable skeletons in the cupboard. Therefore they will never have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes that were made.

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Old 18th Jun 2020, 19:34
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Can you still buy Black Jacks from the 4 for a penny box like Fruit Salads?

And it looks like curtains for Uncle Joe's Mint Balls!

Is there a future for a Fisherman's Friend?
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 19:38
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Enuff FFS !!! This is madness
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 19:43
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What about playing cards? Hearts (sexist) , Diamonds (sexist), Clubs (offensive) and that other black suite (racist)
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 19:54
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The Mammy scene in The Jolson Story!
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 20:14
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6 months from now you will be detained for humming the banned white supremacy song "White Christmas".
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 20:30
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If there had been no colonialization in Africa in the 17 and 1800s, would the continent have developed in terms of civilisation and industry to the state it is in today? Or would it still be in the tribal warfare state selling captives off into slavery - initially to the Arabs until the Europeans appeared as customers, with no advances in science and so on? Considering the progress it had made by about 1750, I somehow doubt it would be as advanced as it is today.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 21:21
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Have you been there recently? - it's not going forward it's on the way back to pre-1654 I reckon another 10 years should see it there.

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Old 18th Jun 2020, 21:33
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My breakfast porridge box has a caricature of a 19th century white man. Is that racist too?
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 21:49
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If we just ignore these 'Woke' idiots they will go away.
The more we pay credence to them the more things they will find offense in.

The more the silent majority just so no, like Domonic Rabb and Macron have done, the sooner we can get back to normal.
Twatter and Faceplant should be banned for 6 months and lets see if people can start being civil to each other again.

The one truism about Africa is that life is cheap there...it has so little value from animals to humans.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 22:03
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My breakfast porridge box has a caricature of a 19th century white man. Is that racist too?
Can you be sure he would identify as a man?
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 22:12
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There used to be scouring soap pads for the kitchen called "N*gg*r Boy" with a golliwog on the front, but then the name changed to "Bigger Boy" and the golliwog was made redundant.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 22:31
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Can you be sure he would identify as a man?
You're right of course. This person might look like a man and might have male genitalia, but if she says she's a woman then it would be transphobic to call her a man.
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 00:00
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Been reading The Chequer Board by Nevil Shute recently. One of the main themes is racism in the US Army in WW2 and also among expat Brits in Burma. Shute's position on racism is very clear. Particularly for a writer of his time he has very clear anti racist views, yet he uses the "N" word frequently ,with examples sprinkled about the text liberally. However on occasion he quotes the everyday speech of British soldiers, when he has to resort to a peculiar word "mucking" and also "muck off". Strange to think that his publishers had no problem with the N word but must have insisted on the bowdlerised form "mucking" before letting the book go to print. Now of course the position is reversed. I even understand that a there is a published version of a well-known Conrad novel entitled "The N word of the Narcissus" (sic)!
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Old 19th Jun 2020, 00:52
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DARLIE TOOTHPASTE

When I first went to Malaysia (in 1975) is was called Darkie and had a caricature of an "African American", as they are termed these days. Now the same packaging has the "K" replaced with an "L".

Can someone remind me what Guy Gibson named his dog.

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Old 19th Jun 2020, 04:18
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Originally Posted by mgahan View Post

Can someone remind me what Guy Gibson named his dog.

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You mean his black Labrador? It was named Nigger.
Am I going to get in trouble for stating a historical fact?
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