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RE: OK Now I'm pissed.
Depends on how you define the word "racist".
It used to mean irrational hatred of, or prejudice against, another race or races or a member thereof.
Nowadays it means any white person who makes a negative remark about someone of another nationality. It's getting a bit silly IMHO.
The murder of James Byrd was an evil racist act. Complaining about the way cheap immigrant labour keeps wages low for native workers is not racist IMHO, it is common sense.
Employers who pay low wages should either go out of business or pay a decent living wage that makes welfare unattractive.
The problem is that everybody wants everything on the cheap. West Germany used to have the right idea. High wages, high productivity and everyone could afford to buy home-manufactured goods. How long can we afford to sell services to each other and not produce anything?
My sleepy and peaceful old home town had a massive influx of Kosovans in the 1990's who proceeded to commit armed robberies, muggings and begging with violence (a guy who wouldn't give had his ear bitten off!) on a grand scale.
When the townspeople finally lost their patience and turned on these scum what was the result?
A double page spread in a national newspaper entitled, "Southend - the country's most racist Town"
The townspeople were made to look like evil racists when they were just defending their town.
That's just one small and insignificant example of a phenomenon that's going on all over the civilised world.
Watch out when the worm finally turns.