FINALLY. THEY ADMIT IT.
I say finally but – http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/sep/03/race.world
– really they’re admitting it’s a class conflict. Middle class keeping down the lower classes (working and underclass) and spending our resources on the foreigners to get their warm ‘n fuzzies.
My research over many years in poor and structurally disadvantaged community’s shows clearly that fear and anger are ever present. The constant competition for limited resources, whether social and physical, like housing and state benefits, or symbolic resources, such as value and respect, generate an acute anxiety among communities that are being squeezed by a government.
But why didn’t they vote for us at the last two elections as we replace them out of existence? ~ idiots
The tensions on the estate had been rising for some time due to housing waiting lists, the lack of housing, and the length of time people were waiting to see a GP. Although the women did not blame the asylum seekers exclusively, they could see the added pressure on services.
But they told me that they were most unhappy and frightened that every day, as they walked through the precinct, a group of men they referred to as “Iraqis” were constantly asking them for “business”, meaning sex. It happened to me on several occasions. The women felt angry and disrespected at these incidents.
One woman told me that she and a group of women had “battered” (physically attacked) “one of the Iraqi asylum seekers” for asking to buy sex from one of the women’s 15-year-old daughter. When I spoke to this woman about it, she said: “Why should we be the only ones having to put up with this?”
Send them to Guardian-reading neighborhoods.
I think openly propositioning a person is wrong whoever they are. It’s plain rude.
In the First World, that isn’t how we do things here, whether you’re from …sandier climes or a PUA.
If the Left had any brains, they’d be calling for mass deportations and the Army at the borders.
If they don’t, there will be one outcome of all this diversity, bloodshed and ….
The dominant narrative in Britain for working-class people is about feeling powerless, having no say, being disrespected, and having accusations of ignorance, small-mindedness and racism thrown at you if you point out that your neighbourhood can’t take much more. These feelings of uncertainty about territory, status and power where material rewards are unevenly distributed and are continually shifting, leave people on insecure ground, which encourages the erection of boundaries. These can be physical, as we see in our government erecting fences, but boundary erection can be symbolic and social, where we see people as different, a threat to our way of living, a drain on our resources.
The women of Nottingham said to me in 2005 “we don’t begrudge anyone a roof who needs it”, but at the core of suspicion and fear of the “other” is the lack of resources. The consequence of austerity measures is that working-class families all over Britain have found themselves struggling to stay in their homes, to feed and clothe their families, and to keep warm.
Let the native poor starve and freeze to death like a Dickensian novel, or kick out the people who don’t deserve to be here in the first place?
While we increased foreign aid as well.
These r-types ain’t loyal.
Poor white people are slowly learning that fact.
And they’re very, very pissed off.