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The silence that hurts us-Speak out. Get issues off your back.
Bankers are the real looters
This article is inspired by some statements that came out of commentaries by those in charge after the 2011 London riots. The youth are being blamed for thuggery, in most cases rightfully so. In other cases, there is a lot to be accounted for by the parents when a generation turns out the way it does. The powers that be also have major socio-economic issues, if a section of the population resorts to looting for any reason. All behaviour has a cause. As Einstein said, to paraphrase him, every action has an equally powerful and opposite reaction.
Part of speaking out involves the active reception of the message. If the message fails to get a response. SO the aspect of speaking out is bi-directional. There is the speaker and the listener. The listener then becomes the speaker when giving a response. In both cases there is a need to hear and to be heard.The break down of this dialogue leads to trouble.
Where words fail
David Starkeys infamous comments-"The whites have become black"
"The Whites have become black"
The Historian, David Starkey shocked most of Britain and certainly offended people ,both black and white.He remarked that the white people had become black, that is why the riots were all about looting and criminality. I was utterly shocked by his statement, as were the panelists he was in discussion with. Ed Milliband put down Starkey's comments as blatant racism.
Below is the full video from BBC and below that is a response from an African comedian living in Britain.
I would love to hear what you think about these remarks and the status of race relations where you are. Let us talk about it and move forward.