Beren wrote:You mean ethnicism, right?
Whatever the term you want. The point is, they have a lot of pride.
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Red_Army wrote:It is also interesting how super racist SEC football fans can put aside their racism to rabbidly support their 90% non-white teams playing for colleges they've never set foot in
Victoribus Spolia wrote:I see my wife came back just long enough to start another PoFo shit-storm about race-relations.
I don't care what anyone says, a team representing China that is made up of 100% Somalis seems a bit off to me.
noemon wrote:The correct is that this takes place in countries of a former colonial past and it naturally follows. It does not take place in the majority of European countries.
Victoribus Spolia wrote:Thats all fine, I guess its just odd to reflect on and the fact that fans don't care if their country's team look ethnically like their country at all probably says more about the fans than the teams, and not in a good way.
I am a good bit Slovak, and I would prefer to see Slovakia win with a team of Slovaks. I don't think thats racist, I think thats having a healthy sense of national pride.
Rancid wrote:Whatever the term you want. The point is, they have a lot of pride.
Red_Army wrote:your thing about Slovaks is confusing because of your belief in the justice of imperialism. Slovakia has a Slovak team because they were a weak people who never colonized anything and were in fact imperial subjects to various empires. France has former colonial subjects playing for their national team because of their vast colonial empire. Are you all of a sudden supporting the weak against the strong?
noemon wrote:If your nation is already a mosaic of colours with other ethnicities occupying space in politics, journalism, acting, singing like former colonial people do in countries of a former colonial past like France, the UK and clearly the US too, then national pride applies for the entire mosaic and not just for parts of it. I guess a Black American takes pride in a white American scientist and a white American takes pride in a Black American scientist, actor, athlete whatever, same goes for the French and British and South American people too, less so in typical mono-ethnic European countries.
Red_Army wrote:something that will probably get blamed on millenials like our destruction of Applebees and TGIFridays.
Beren wrote:Are you sure it's pride? Or is it because they couldn't identify with someone with an ethnic background different from their own? I mean people not Han Chinese.
Red_Army wrote:They are absolutely terrible. Most of the industries we millennials destroyed were totally asking for it. I do like pro sports, however I think the propensity for TBI that is pretty much indispensable from American football is going to eventually end that sport, which sort of saddens me. I just wouldn't let my kids play football and I think this feeling will only spread.
Rancid wrote:Oh, well at this particular juncture, I can't say I really care about the differences.
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