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Thread #30904   Message #2018924
Posted By: John MacKenzie
07-Apr-07 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: How Many BHOYS/GHIRLS
Subject: RE: How Many BHOYS/GHIRLS
It is illegal in the UK to discriminate against people on the grounds of race colour or creed, and large amounts of money have been paid out by employment tribunals as compensation to those so discriminated against.
Do you think for one minute that with the prospect of large financial penalties for employers, and large payouts for complainants, that the courts wouldn't be bursting at the seams, with all those people you say are being discriminated against.
Unfortunately, discrimination is a two way street, and both sides of the sectarian divide indulge in it. I know that each side take turns at trying to inhabit the moral high ground, but nothing changes really in the minds of those who perpetuate these myths and their attendant bigotry.
I would guess that those who make these accusations don't live in the area, or possibly even the country, and get their information from partisan sources. The sectarian bigotry of today is miniscule compared to what it used to be, and it is getting better slowly.
It is not helped by people throwing out wild accusations, nor by others recounting isolated personal experiences of yesteryear.