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Woah, there! [Oct. 11th, 2005|05:04 pm]
Angelic Fruitcake
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And I was thinking about visiting. I'm a bit scared now...

http://www.sptimesrussia.com/story/15558
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[User Picture]From: yoric77
2005-10-11 04:54 pm (UTC)

So close and yet so VERY far

The earth has made such strides to being sane. Yet when this shit still happens. Ughh!
You wouldn't believe a call I took today.
Some Sotherner telling me that we have to keep "the minorities" out of control, for if they are allowed to take control when we all will be in BIG trouble.
This world scares me.
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[User Picture]From: greenkira
2005-10-11 08:49 pm (UTC)

Re: So close and yet so VERY far

Yeah, I've met some fairly extreme racists here. It's mainly against Chechens and people from that region, but all dark foreigners get it. This is the second murder of a foreign student this week; the other was from Brazil, I think. To be honest, I'd recommend against coming to Russia.

You should check out France. There's pretty much no anti-black racism there; lots of anti-Arab, but people of African decent are very welcome there. Also, it will be much, much easier for you to get around there than here. Russia is a pain in the ass when it comes to navigating bureaucracy, timetables, and so on.
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2005-10-12 07:35 am (UTC)

Re: So close and yet so VERY far

I'm definitely a lover, not a fighter. I'm not even a teacher. I don't know how to combat such a thing, even if it doesn't turn violent. In college I sat and listened at a party as a white supremicist expounded on his views. I disagreed, but wasn't about to foam at the mouth about it. I somehow wasn't even personally offended. It made no sense. He wasn't even using a reasoned approach to his rationalizations. But I wasn't offended. And for my time I was proclaimed one of the "good ones". *shrug* I don't do well at parties. I sit on the sidelines. At least it was entertainment to kill a few hours... No. I would not do well in Russia or countries formerly part of the Soviet Union.
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2005-10-12 07:25 am (UTC)

Re: So close and yet so VERY far

Sad. There are things I really like about the south. It's way too hot, but the people aren't "nice" or "polite" -- they're actually warm and welcoming. They also don't generally pull punches. I knew a woman who knew her family would flip if she dated a black man but would have no issue if they knew she were a lesbian (an insult to both blacks and lesbians as she assumed that the lesbianism would be something she'd 'grow out of' but she would be forever 'tainted' by the black man). But they would still feed you a good meal even if they didn't agree. You have your cross-burners down there, to be sure, but the general population would be horrified at such a blatent and violent act that was unprovoked.
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[User Picture]From: butafli
2005-10-11 10:01 pm (UTC)
That sucks.

(This started out as a long response- but what can I say that you dont already know?)
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2005-10-12 07:35 am (UTC)

Oh, girl...

I know. I know.
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