Hot bed for Racism

  finerty 21:21 03 Feb 2013
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Hot bed for Racism

When i was visiting for a whiled in 2007 things were great during the day. Come evening time and it was a very much different story.

I was called many names even though my parents are mixed.

Sad this place hasn't changed its ways

  Kevscar1 05:30 04 Feb 2013

Thats Scotland for you. They really don't like the English.

  Mr Mistoffelees 09:04 04 Feb 2013

Scotland?

  Forum Editor 12:47 04 Feb 2013

Kevscar1

Wake up! Bingham is in Nottinghamshire.

  Chronos the 2nd 14:57 04 Feb 2013

There is also a Bingham in Edinburgh.

  wee eddie 16:01 04 Feb 2013

As an Englishman who has lived in Scotland for the past 33 years.

I can report that among White Collar Workers I have experienced no Racism and among Blue Collar Workers, I have experienced only very occasional Racist remarks, and from the female of the species, never a hint.

However among the drunken louts that I take home from the Pubs and Clubs, frequently supporters of one or other of the two major Glaswegian Football Clubs, I experience regular, and frequently hurtful, Racist comments.

These boys appear to be only marginally literate and have very few of the social graces usually exhibited elsewhere in society, I cannot imagine them being employed in any position that involved contact with the General Public.

I am only glad that I am not Colored or of any other visible racial stereotype. They must have a really hard time of it.

  Chronos the 2nd 16:06 04 Feb 2013

spider9

I was only making a point that there was also a Biingham in Edinburgh.Nothing more.

  Aitchbee 18:32 04 Feb 2013

wee eddie, said - However among the drunken louts that I take home from the Pubs and Clubs, frequently supporters of one or other of the two major Glaswegian Football Clubs, I experience regular, and frequently hurtful, Racist comments.

As a Glaswegian, I can honestly say there is a truth in what wee eddie says, but the demotion of the famous Glasgow Rangers has reduced / diffused the biototry and 'bad-mouthing' that nobody wants.

  wee eddie 18:38 04 Feb 2013

Aitchbee: In many of the villages round here, the Union Jack still flies and the rhetoric hasn't changed one iota

  Aitchbee 18:39 04 Feb 2013

biototry should be bigotry .... keyboard is laggy ;o{

  Aitchbee 18:41 04 Feb 2013

wee eddie - you see more of it as a taxi-driver, so I would not argue with that.

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