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Another Member Resigns Over Institutional Racism In UCU.

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Over at Engage.

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  1. Hello Mod, miss your stuff being linked from over at Bob’s. Hope you’re doing OK and that you resume blogging soon. m

    Mira Vogel

    02/07/2011 at 15:24

  2. Hi Mira,

    Me? Fair. It has been a peculiar few weeks.

    Bob linking? That’s down to him.

    When you allow racists, like Skidmarx, to comment willy-nilly then you are implicitly validating their views, because you are saying they have a contribution.

    I don’t think they do.

    I’m a pluralist, but I draw the line at debating or discussing complex issues with persistent racists.

    I don’t think they should be given the time of day, let alone making them feel as if they are contributing to some wider debate, that they are one side of it, that theirs is a valid point of view. It isn’t, they are racists, irrational racists, you can’t get through to them, they don’t respond to argumentation, thus it is pointless.

    By allowing them to post, you are saying their views are as valid are as anti-racists. Which I don’t believe.

    I think it is a simple point to ponder.


    03/07/2011 at 22:51

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