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  • What, there's no racism in the UK?
  • But when making it to Colorado, Mel B said she was "shocked" at the lack of diversity in the state, admitting it changed her "outlook in a few ways."

    The story is that the US is racist because everyone was white in some area of Colorado. Has she visited any rural areas of the UK?

    not for nothing, one suspects that she's in an area of Colorado that's only frequented by rich people. I've been to Aspen and, yes, the mountains aren't the only thing covered in whiteness.
  • bostonguy: What, there's no racism in the UK?


    No where near the level in the US. Even the EU published a report in 2019 saying the UK was just about the least racist country in western Europe. And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....
  • Scary tag drunk in the basement or something, subby?
  • She's a hero for calling someone / something racist and getting it into the news.
    Throw her a parade.
  • Naido: But when making it to Colorado, Mel B said she was "shocked" at the lack of diversity in the state, admitting it changed her "outlook in a few ways."

    The story is that the US is racist because everyone was white in some area of Colorado. Has she visited any rural areas of the UK?

    not for nothing, one suspects that she's in an area of Colorado that's only frequented by rich people. I've been to Aspen and, yes, the mountains aren't the only thing covered in whiteness.


    Yeah, an area that hasn't changed demographically isn't inherently racist.  The people who were there already had kids, other people haven't found enough reason to move there to shift the ethnic makeup of the region.

    Calling an area 'racist' because it's mostly one ethnicity is not a great way to decide how to apply that label.
  • "Mel B said she was "shocked" at the lack of diversity in the state"
    "Throughout the whole show, I was saying, 'Is there anybody brown or mixed or Black in this town? Is there anybody?'


    So not seeing any black people in whatever town she was in equals racism?
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: bostonguy: What, there's no racism in the UK?

    No where near the level in the US. Even the EU published a report in 2019 saying the UK was just about the least racist country in western Europe. And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....



    Tell me you're white without telling me you're white...

    Mel B has likely very, very rarely witnessed direct racism in the UK as an adult...because she's been iconically famous in the UK almost her entire adult life.
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....


    Yeah, after you went down the bottom of the barrel with Theresa May, Boris Johnson, and  Liz Truss

    Kinda funny UK hasn't have an MP that was elected by the people for years.
  • As easy as it is to point out racism in the US, she somehow managed to fail miserably trying to do that.
  • Bungles: Carter Pewterschmidt: bostonguy: What, there's no racism in the UK?

    No where near the level in the US. Even the EU published a report in 2019 saying the UK was just about the least racist country in western Europe. And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....


    Tell me you're white without telling me you're white...

    Mel B has likely very, very rarely witnessed direct racism in the UK as an adult...because she's been iconically famous in the UK almost her entire adult life.


    She was nineteen when the Spice Girls were formed. So you admit that a black person can live in the UK for nineteen tears and see very little racism?
    You're kinda proving my point there.

    So Mel B says the UK isn't racist. The EU says the UK isn't racist. A panel of British academics, mostly black, says the UK isn't racist. Distinguished panel of experts who produced controversial race report | Daily Mail Online. Our "right wing" Conservative party just made an Asian our Prime Minister, with almost zero public reaction of the way a lot of Americans reacted when Obama became President.

    You're not exactly providing a lot of evidence to back up your argument. Saying "Well obviously she hasn't experienced racism because she's famous!" is not a reasonable argument.
  • Naido: But when making it to Colorado, Mel B said she was "shocked" at the lack of diversity in the state, admitting it changed her "outlook in a few ways."

    The story is that the US is racist because everyone was white in some area of Colorado. Has she visited any rural areas of the UK?

    not for nothing, one suspects that she's in an area of Colorado that's only frequented by rich people. I've been to Aspen and, yes, the mountains aren't the only thing covered in whiteness.


    Right?  She should drop by Alabama. Plenty of people of color there, but I bet she'll find more than enough actual real racism.
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: bostonguy: What, there's no racism in the UK?

    No where near the level in the US. Even the EU published a report in 2019 saying the UK was just about the least racist country in western Europe. And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....


    My take is, England isn't even AT THE POINT of facing racism or what racism even means.  When you have blinders on, yeah, i'm sure you think everything is perfect.

    At least shiat get exposed and brought to light in the US, and assessments can be made of progress or lack thereof.
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: Bungles: Carter Pewterschmidt: bostonguy: What, there's no racism in the UK?

    No where near the level in the US. Even the EU published a report in 2019 saying the UK was just about the least racist country in western Europe. And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....


    Tell me you're white without telling me you're white...

    Mel B has likely very, very rarely witnessed direct racism in the UK as an adult...because she's been iconically famous in the UK almost her entire adult life.

    She was nineteen when the Spice Girls were formed. So you admit that a black person can live in the UK for nineteen tears and see very little racism?
    You're kinda proving my point there.

    So Mel B says the UK isn't racist. The EU says the UK isn't racist. A panel of British academics, mostly black, says the UK isn't racist. Distinguished panel of experts who produced controversial race report | Daily Mail Online. Our "right wing" Conservative party just made an Asian our Prime Minister, with almost zero public reaction of the way a lot of Americans reacted when Obama became President.

    You're not exactly providing a lot of evidence to back up your argument. Saying "Well obviously she hasn't experienced racism because she's famous!" is not a reasonable argument.



    People have doubted your actual familiarity with the UK for many, many years. You're sort of proving it here (I grew up a few miles from Mel B, I know exactly the environment she was raised in - her parents went to the same pub as mine).
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: Bungles: Carter Pewterschmidt: bostonguy: What, there's no racism in the UK?

    No where near the level in the US. Even the EU published a report in 2019 saying the UK was just about the least racist country in western Europe. And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....


    Tell me you're white without telling me you're white...

    Mel B has likely very, very rarely witnessed direct racism in the UK as an adult...because she's been iconically famous in the UK almost her entire adult life.

    She was nineteen when the Spice Girls were formed. So you admit that a black person can live in the UK for nineteen tears and see very little racism?
    You're kinda proving my point there.

    So Mel B says the UK isn't racist. The EU says the UK isn't racist. A panel of British academics, mostly black, says the UK isn't racist. Distinguished panel of experts who produced controversial race report | Daily Mail Online. Our "right wing" Conservative party just made an Asian our Prime Minister, with almost zero public reaction of the way a lot of Americans reacted when Obama became President.

    You're not exactly providing a lot of evidence to back up your argument. Saying "Well obviously she hasn't experienced racism because she's famous!" is not a reasonable argument.


    Now tell us about how the UK treated Meghan Markel.
  • Crazy how the comments there, and some here, kinda prove her point.
  • Yea, she must not have visited Denver, or just gone to places only the wealthy can play and participate. I see one pic of her at a ranch, if she had gone to a rodeo she would have seen diversity. Also, does she not count Latinos?
  • Google says England is 3 by percent black and Colorado is almost 5.

    The US as a whole floats around 13 percent black. Leave the south or major urban areas it's very white
  • ShutterGirl: Yea, she must not have visited Denver, or just gone to places only the wealthy can play and participate. I see one pic of her at a ranch, if she had gone to a rodeo she would have seen diversity. Also, does she not count Latinos?


    She's British and dumb, would you want to explain what Latino means?
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  • "I went to Africa and it was almost all black people. Wow!"
  • bingethinker: "I went to Africa and it was almost all black people. Wow!"


    But was it racist because of it?
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: bostonguy: What, there's no racism in the UK?

    No where near the level in the US. Even the EU published a report in 2019 saying the UK was just about the least racist country in western Europe. And we did just appoint a Prime Minister called Rishi Sunak....


    Name checks
  • I feel stupider for having had read this thread all the way through to the end.
  • bingethinker: "I went to Africa and it was almost all black people. Wow!"


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