Posted: Mar 01, 2017 9:22 am
by Keep It Real
Keep It Real wrote:I just traveled from Cheltenham to Cirencester after being picked up by my mother. I told her all about this thread and her views have made me think twice. She basically said that yes, people generally prefer to be around their own kind, but that we need to fight against that impulse and try to see everybody as basically the same regardless. I'm not sure I like the idea of a world where ethnic differences dictate policy/citizenship rules. Deviding up the planet along ethnic lines seems if anything even more divisive. I need to think on it a bit more but it looks like I'm going to back down and just encourage inter-ethnic socialisation, against our impulses to stick with our own kind, in the name of planetary harmony. Need to think on...



Yep, still feel the same way today - don't want ethnically majority "pure" nations. I reckon most people feel more comfortable around their own ethnicity, but we must fight against that and try to get along equally well with our ethnically diverse neighbours. There's nothing else for it - I'll have to move to Chinatown and show them we're not all "white devils" and that they don't have to ghettoise themselves as it fosters "us and them" mentality. I also take issue with the phrases "the black community" and "the gay community" because they presuppose and validate segregation. There's only one type of community and that's (should be) the optional variety. So anyway, to reiterate, I don't want a reduction in immigration anymore, and I don't want to encourage the ethnic minorities to leave. We just need to try and get along better.