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hope everyone who posted that hashtag and doesnt consider themselves racist feels well stupid right now
those craaaaaaaazy frogs
the second one says shut up
It is a reference to the notion that a families right to not be apart is a justified reason to allow migration
"It would never enter the minds of communists to call anti-communists "communismophobes" or to demand that they are prosecuted for anti-communist racism. However much you twist reality, you will never get the world to say that there is a "communist" race. Equally, there is no "Islamic" race. In France today, communism is a minority viewpoint which is mocked, sometimes violently, by the faithful defenders of the all-conquering pro-market liberal mode. Now, unlike God, it is hard to deny that Marx or Lenin or (the former French Communist Party leader) Georges Marchais ever existed. But it is not a blasphemy, nor racist, nor communismophobic to dispute the validity of their writings or their sayings.
Equally, in secular France, all religions are just a collection of texts, traditions and customs which anyone is entitled to criticise. To put a clown's nose on the face of Marx is no more outrageous or scandalous than to put the same conk on the face of Mohamed."
talks about "the multiculturalists".
republican ideology has clearly played an important, and quite damaging, role in shaping this magazine's form of anti-racism..
that they have no idea what 'race' and the nature of racism are actually about.
Not saying I agree with that, but I do think religion should not be treated as the same way as race and other protected characteristics, as although someone's religion and their ethnic background are often entwined it is ultimately a choice to believe a set if ideas and practices, and ideas and practices can be wrong and damaging so should never be immune from criticism. I'm a religionophobe but religion started it.
the point is there is no such thing as "a race". certain people are racialised, including for example muslims and jews. we only use the category of 'race' at all because of processes of racialisation and colonialism.
or a european race (and would actually be, by definition, racist).
i would be interested in hearing what exactly racism is if it cant apply to islamophobia, or anti-semitism maybe?
I don't think it is ridiculous to talk about race, I know distinct categories don't exist at the genetic level but there is a social reality to it. People are identified and identify as belonging to groups based on historical descent and often discriminated against for it. I don't think a person of african or chinese descent in this country would agree it is ridiculous to talk about race, as it is likely to impact their life quite a lot.
I'm not sure how to respond about islamophobia/anti-semitism racism point. I think they should be split out, it is totally invalid to be anti-semetic in the believing 'jewish people conspire to control the world' kind of way as it is just delusional targeting a group for no reason, but to say you disagree with the ideas and values of judaism is totally fine. On question time a few months ago someone was complaining it was anti semitic for jewish schools to be asked teach gender equality and that homosexuality is fine, that is not anti-semitic it is totally correct. So yeah, judging people for belonging to a group is wrong, judging a set of beliefs more of a grey area.
i didnt say its ridiculous to talk about "race". i think you've misunderstood my point maybe.
you've kinda skirted around the issue at the end there. why is judging people for belonging to a group (judaism lets say) just "wrong" and not racist?
ok, I do agree anti-semitism is a form of racism, it is targeting people for belonging to a group and attributing a set of malicious lies to them. But being critical of the ideas of judaism is not racism, the difference is it is aimed at the ideas and not the people
i'm just not really sure how deliberately picking on a racialised, disadvantaged group of people through goading them about their religion/culture is really making any kind of critique of the 'ideas' behind their religion.
with somethings that get called islamophobia yes, other things no, depends entirely on what is being said and the reasons behind it. it may not be about picking on a group but rather defending groups that suffer due to religious ideas, and I do think that is what some religious satire does try and do. I guess for this conversation these specific cartoons are what should be discussed, I don't know enough about the magazine to say if it is racist, the imagery in these cartoon sure looks like it but I genuinely don't get either of them so have no way of knowing what they are trying to say.
people jumping on social media trend shocker though innit