- May 2011
- Navan, Ireland
I would agree but the national comes mainly from one poster, unless it 'nationalism' to dispute claims about your country that are simply untrue.In my opinion this thread long felt in pity nationalisms and bias to a point of bringing YouTube videos, photos without sources or context, 3rd rate sites just to justify already existing prejudices and mixing/merging time periods into just one just to thrown a stone to the neighbour glass ceiling forgetting that in the history of the colonialism all the powers have glass ceilings trough the eyes of the current moral values..
A book is generally more informed that a discussion forum.This led me to think that probably reading the book that I am currently reading, and that I already mentioned, is far more informative that reading these thread’s posts, so don’t be surprised if I remove myself from the discussion................
I made a comparison of race division to the caste division in post #125, and mentioned indirectly a law of an English colony, namely Virginia, while it was a colony and before the existence of the USA..
And claimed that British law created castes and race division but British common law does not far from it infact.
Sorry I pointed you to the postBut Kevin, since you didn’t quote me to prove you affirmation, as I requested, I assume that you misread me or confused the poster when you stated “You claimed that the British law classified people due to race--- I know of no law in Britain where this is the case.”.......
Virginia is not 'the' British Empire and its laws have no relevance to Britain and so does not prove that the British enshrined racism in law.Virginia was an English colony that had legal restrictions. Yes the Virginians are Americans, like the Mexicans and the Brazilians, but the period that I was mention was under English rule. As for the rest I already understood your opinion........
I would agree with you but one poster does not to say the least and argues that one Empire ,Spain, and one religion to be above such things, which I consider to be none sense....................Furthermore I really don’t give a damn who was the more racist, if the Spanish, the English, the Portuguese or other colonial power. And a serious historian wont fall in that bias trap. But I give a damn about biased reasoning on themes that I consider to have some knowledge. Racism changed in time and in place. ...................................... .