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Monday, 23 August 2010

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John Taylor

I agree whole-heartedly Adrian...

For those that have followed the invitation, in Editor's note, to read the article in the York Press. Below is my "edited letter" -further to the article...

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/readersletters/8345701.Charity_races_for_all/

I repeat a question, omitted from my letter -

"Would Cancer Research UK launch a 'racist for life event' and get away with it- like it is against males of all colours?

Jon

I will repeat my response to the "feminist BBC" thread:

I'm considering creating a satirical website called 'Race For Whitey' which raises money for skin cancer and doesn't allow black people to participate. The wording would be almost identical to that on the 'Race For Life' site apart from the words 'breast cancer' would be replaced with 'skin cancer', 'women' with 'white people', and 'men' with 'black people'. THEN we can ask people if they think it is a good or bad idea, and if they think the solution to initiatives like this one would be to create an equivalent 'blacks only' event, perhaps for a form of cancer that principally affects black people. Do they think that this is a good solution, or would they consider it discriminatory and divisive? Sorry, waffled on a bit there, but Race For Life is one of my own personal bugbears - to the point that I refuse to sponser family members who ask for support with it, and usually letting them know as clearly as possible why they are not getting sponsored.

Groan

Good luck with the site. In the 90 students in the US had sales of cakes with different prices for women and ethnic minorities and black students to satirise the easier entry requirements to college. Got a lot of press and made the point.

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