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Thread: Race hate crime in NI - "12 out of 14,000 incidents in the last 5 years were prosecuted......

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    Default Race hate crime in NI - "12 out of 14,000 incidents in the last 5 years were prosecuted......

    ............under hate crime legislation" - according to UTV Live Tonight.
    http://www.u.tv/News/Victim-of-racis...f-a9125a4481ec
    Our society needs to address this disgraceful and embarrassing statistic.
    How do we start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Boy View Post
    ............under hate crime legislation" - according to UTV Live Tonight.
    Victim of racism says he will leave NI - UTV Live News
    Our society needs to address this disgraceful and embarrassing statistic.
    How do we start?
    Racial and ethnic minorities make up 1.8 per cent of Northern Ireland's population. Belfast, the capital city and where one would expect to find most racial minorities, is 98 per cent white (there are 1,300 odd Chinese people according to the City Council and less than 1,000 interracial people).

    If this log doesn't include other sorts of hate crime, like sectarian attacks on indigenous residents, it's an unfathomable statistic, to be frank.

    Given that, according to the 2011 census, 32,580 (1.8 per cent), of Northern Ireland's 1,810,000 residents, are racial or ethnic minorities, it appears that almost half of them have been victims of hate attacks over the past five years.

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    Like putting Polish flags on bonfires to celebrate the 12th of July.
    'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theloner View Post
    Like putting Polish flags on bonfires to celebrate the 12th of July.

    Racist politicos from England are drawn to the sick counties like moths to a candle.

    Powell held the South Down English parliamentary seat for years and nowadays we have his ilk attending and addressing these fascist flag protesters.

    Who do posters think which community in NI would support and even vote for these scumbags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theloner View Post
    Like putting Polish flags on bonfires to celebrate the 12th of July.
    i see it didn't stop a polish lad joining in the riots in e.belfast, maybe it's the way forward cross community rioting...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    i see it didn't stop a polish lad joining in the riots in e.belfast, maybe it's the way forward cross community rioting...
    Wasn't there a Spanish lad in Ardoyne convicted of dropping a brick on a Peeler's head too?
    'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theloner View Post
    Wasn't there a Spanish lad in Ardoyne convicted of dropping a brick on a Peeler's head too?
    we could be missing out on tourism, interactive rioting experience...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    re OP as some arsewipes in both community's actively loath there fellow countrymen it is not unsurprising that some of these will also dislike more recent arrivals. the arrival of 'foreigner's' is still a reasonably new phenomena throw in the recession and some react badly, but i would have thought the vast majority are at worst indifferent and at best welcoming...
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    Well, voting to name childrens playgrounds after convicted terrorists is hardly setting a good example, no ?
    Even with the usual caveats attached to opinion polls, a 65% to 17% majority for Northern Ireland remaining in the UK suggests little room for doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCloud View Post
    Well, voting to name childrens playgrounds after convicted terrorists is hardly setting a good example, no ?


    What's the connection between the above dopey whataboutery and the OP?

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