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How Britons welcomed black soldiers during WWII...

Started by Tank, July 25, 2020, 06:07:34 AM

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If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Britons behaved in a sensible and appropriate manner.  The black soldiers were as likely to be killed in that war as the white American soldiers. The Negros were every bit as heroic when the chips were down.   Why were we ever not accounting for those simple truths? 

billy rubin

icarus, black, brown, and yellow people were simply obligated to the same responsibilities, but compensated at a lower rate.

the compensation refers to both pay and to simple recognition as human beings. it was because they held lower value as human beings among white decision makers.

like women today. i worked in tech writing companies in silicon valley in the 1980s and 1990s that paid women less than they paid men, for the same work. once i was told it was because

. . . the man has a family to take care of . . .

in spite of the fact that some of the women were sole breadwinners for families too.

Given that most people struggle with legible handwriting already, the added complexity of cursive is an unnecessary burden. It is more practical and efficient to stick to standard print writing.