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    Quincy Jones: Ireland is so racist, it's frightening.

    Quincy Jones, born in Chicago on March 14, 1933 is an African-American record producer, actor, composer, musician and television and film producer. His career spans six decades and he holds a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, and 28 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

    In a wide-ranging interview with GQ magazine, he claims that Ireland is so racist, it's "frightening". He is a friend of Bono's and comments, "[Bono]ís a great guy. I stay at his castle (sic) in Dublin, because Ireland [is] so racist itís frightening."

    Incidentally, he also says the same about Scotland but doesn't elaborate about why he believes this about either country.

    It seems to be a silly throw away remark and, strangely, the interviewer didn't question him about it. However, Piesters may differ in their views.

    Legendary music producer Quincy Jones says Ireland is 'so racist it's frightening'
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    No it isn't Ireland is one of the most tolerant countries on the planet.
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    Compared with where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    Quincy Jones, born in Chicago on March 14, 1933 is an African-American record producer, actor, composer, musician and television and film producer. His career spans six decades and he holds a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, and 28 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

    In a wide-ranging interview with GQ magazine, he claims that Ireland is so racist, it's "frightening". He is a friend of Bono's and comments, "[Bono]’s a great guy. I stay at his castle (sic) in Dublin, because Ireland [is] so racist it’s frightening."

    Incidentally, he also says the same about Scotland but doesn't elaborate about why he believes this about either country.

    It seems to be a silly throw away remark and, strangely, the interviewer didn't question him about it. However, Piesters may differ in their views.

    Legendary music producer Quincy Jones says Ireland is 'so racist it's frightening'
    Yes, the 100% white participants here may indeed have different views about racism in Ireland compared to someone who may actually have experienced it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Yes, the 100% white participants here may indeed have different views about racism in Ireland compared to someone who may actually have experienced it...
    Do you think he justified in believing Ireland is so racist that he felt he could not leave Bono's 'castle' while he was over here?

    Did he think he would be lynched on site if he ventured outside the castle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Yes, the 100% white participants here may indeed have different views about racism in Ireland compared to someone who may actually have experienced it...
    What are the chances that he's experienced extensive racism while spending pretty much all his time here chez Bono?

    I'd be surprised if he experienced more than one incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Yes, the 100% white participants here may indeed have different views about racism in Ireland compared to someone who may actually have experienced it...
    And now with the prize for the first racist assumption...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    What are the chances that he's experienced extensive racism while spending pretty much all his time here chez Bono?

    I'd be surprised if he experienced more than one incident.
    He's probably experienced more of it than you have, if that's his opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betson View Post
    Do you think he justified in believing Ireland is so racist that he felt he could not leave Bono's 'castle' while he was over here?

    Did he think he would be lynched on site if he ventured outside the castle?
    I think people who are actually black are probably in a better position to judge than you or I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amist4 View Post
    And the prize for the first racist assumption goes to our very own...
    Fallen off the wagon again, I see...
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