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British music stars resurrect Rock Against Racism

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Thereby putting the “band” firmly into the Bandwagon they are jumping on.

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Right on - silence is not an option

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Fascinating how when a hated thing is all but dead, the campaign continues on like a zombie. Hate never dies. And while you can say the hate of racism is a good thing, hate is never completely a good thing because people hang on to it even when its no longer warranted, and then they expand definitions and scope so they have an excuse to hang on to that hate, thereby thwarting the good they may have accomplished.

I don't see much actual racism in America anymore. What I see is cultural and economic bigotry. I think you would be hard pressed to find an American today who hates Halle Berry, Will Smith, or Denzel Washington. On the other hand the 1960s who could have easily found people who hated Diahann Carroll, Sidney Poitier, or Sammy Davis Jr. just for being black.

Worse, now even religious and nationalistic bigotry are being called "racism" and that is missing the point even worse. Its hard to find and combat the real enemies when you have mislabeled them.

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The bandwagon - literally.

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I'm sure Morrissey will be eagerly participating.

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More than 700 figures from Britain's music world, including popstar Rita Ora, One Direction singer Niall Horan and producer Nile Rodgers,

He might've worked with Bowie and some other lesser immortals, but Nile Rodgers is from New York, the last I looked.

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Good grief, what a dreadful line up. Can’t compare to the acts at the original RAR concert in Vicky Park. Blimey, I’m so old.

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In Britain dance music DJ Joey Negro dropped his stage name to go instead by his real name Dave Lee and fellow DJ The Black Madonna stopped using her moniker.

This what needs to happen first before people can take black people seriously. N this...N that, all promoted by Big Music.

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Racism is will and alive if you let it stand in your way, learn to deal with it and avoid it in all possible way and you'll be fine.

Many time I see people of all race trying to use the racism card as an excuse for their own failures.

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This what needs to happen first before people can take black people seriously. N this...N that, all promoted by Big Music.

Yes because all black people are the same, right? They all call themselves this word, and they all complain about people using it, right?

Because that's how the real world works, right?

And since some of them do it, we need to judge all of them based on that right? Because judging an entire ethnicity based on the actions of some of the members of that ethnicity isn't racist, right?

 

...right?

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This what needs to happen first before people can take black people seriously. N this...N that, all promoted by Big Music.

I agree.

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This what needs to happen first before people can take black people seriously. 

I think they're taken seriously already. Especially in music.

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