Razzismo quotidiano


Certo la situazione in Italia non è quella francese o statunitense, dove un africano o un asiatico (tanto per fare un esempio) incontrato per strada ha molte più probabilità di essere una persona che partecipa attivamente, positivamente e legalmente alla vita sociale ed economica della nazione, ma il seguente video* (accessibile solo a chi mastica un pò di inglese, ma, tutto sommato, chiaro nella gestualità) conserva il suo valore: il modo migliore per diminuire la paura e favorire l’integrazione degli “extracomunitari” e ridurre i crimini a loro dovuti è quello di non trattarli a priori da criminali ma aiutarli a sentirsi “a casa”.

Qualcuno deve pur fare il primo passo, forse quel qualuno potresti essere tu, la prossima volta che ne avrai l’occasione!😉

PENSACI!

*Il video è uno sketch “comico” in realtà, ma con finalità di sensibilizzazione😉

5 risposte a “Razzismo quotidiano

  1. lavaligiadicartone

    Lo vedo quando torniamo in Italia con la mia ragazza…olandese ma di colore (e` originara al 50% di Java e al 50% del Suriname – terre sconosciute agli italiani :)) -> Google Map ).
    Quando andava da sola tutti erano curiosi di sapere di dove fosse e molti pensavano sudamericana (in effetti il Suriname e` li`, a nord del Brasile).
    Adesso che andiamo insieme, diciamo che attraiamo tutti gli sguardi…e non ti dico quando parliamo olandese o inglese (che poi per molti suona lo stesso= lingua sconosciuta).
    Quando dico che io sono Italiano, mi parlano comunque come a un deficiente, quasi che uno che parla un altra lingua non puo` conservare l’Italiano in un antro del suo cervello…cmq questo e` un altro discorso.
    Per rimanere attinente al post, direi che sono abbastanza preoccupato da quello che ho letto recentemente sui giornali…non vorrei mai che la polizia (o l’eservito, pensa tu), ci fermassero per strada e ci portassero in caserma…
    non mi stupirei che la rimpatriassero in sud america…😐

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  2. una cosa che non ho mai capito ( che forse c’entra anche poco con il tuo post) è : perchè ogni qual volta ci si trova davanti, soprattutto, ad una persona di colore, e si cerca di interloquire con essa il ” colto” italiano di turno le parla come se parlasse ad un aborigeno o a qualche primitivo utilizzando delle frasi monche e con i verbi all’infinito …

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  3. stai parlando dell’irpinia?
    credo che li sia quasi “obbligatorio”: i residenti non vedono mai persone che provengono da piu di 30 o 40 km di distanza…

    per loro sono tutti stranieri… non sono abituati ad avere a che fare con chi non è identico a loro, finanche nell’uso del dialetto :S

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  4. Capisco che esistono le persone così, but he’s simplifying the matter in such a way to make it seem like they are just racist; born that way, raised that way, and socially cultivated that way. However, it isn’t that simple. And it is actually very frustrating when I hear people like this who think they are trying to “wake the ignoramuses up”, when in fact, they are being just as racist. He portrays himself as a clean businessman but how do we know how the studies for the statistics were conducted? How can he just assume it is because of their color of skin that white women move aside? What if it’s because of the way they walk? Or the way that they dress? What if the study primarily had a black guy enter an elevator strutting with a limp and wearing a do-rag? I’m sorry, but in those circumstances any person has the right to feel protective. This guy didn’t include in his monologue that homicide offending crimes are seven times higher than the rate of whites, as stated by the U.S. Department of Justice. <> Yes, I agree there are different ways of expressing self-protection. A rich white person who lives in Palm Springs, California may not be familiar with the constant threat of getting mugged or gang-raped as a not-so-well-off black woman who lives in public housing in Compton. Therefore, the rich white person will be more likely to have more obvious and novice ways of expressing this fear, whereas the black woman will be sure to stand tall, hold her own, and show no weakness to what may seem like a predator. I’m not familiar with the situation in Italy, but I feel that in the US, yes, racism exists, but not only on the part of whites. Actually, inter-racism is very profuse in within black communities, many times blaming fellow blacks for “acting too white”. What does “acting too white” mean? From what I’ve experienced (I’m half-black, half-white), it means being a book-worm or getting good grades in school. I Really, it’s a cycle, and we’re not getting anywhere by spreading hatred or blame like this commercial shows.

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  5. Chiara, you seem to have an Italian name (and surname, from your email). Are you an Italian “emigrant” in the US?

    I’ll try to answer your questions.
    The guy is an actor, not a scientist. And this is not a “social commercial” but some kind of artistic production. There’s a kind of serie available on youtube. But i haven’t been “studying” it. I actually don’t like that much the style of these actors’company.

    Though the video was very interesting in order to give the message that welfare comes from us.
    One cannot expect having a big number of well-behaving immigrants (or people belonging to “discriminated” classes) if the society goes on in discriminating.
    In Italian we say: “it’s a reasoning that bites its own tail”.

    Take a group of random people, beat them and/or let them think you hate them; what will you get from them?

    Once again: the clip is not a scientific clip. i don’t even know if the statistic is true. and that doesn’t matter at all.

    You’re right: the girl could have been sharing the elevator with a stupid criminal-dressed guy (which doesn’t mean he is a criminal though!). Then of course she should have been aware of what was going on.
    But don’t you think it would be interesting trying to integrate different people and that this could destroy the existence of ghettos and, therefore, lower the number of “different” guys that wear some clothes or behave in some manners?

    Let me ask you: do you think that the reason of higher rates of crimes compared to the “white” is genetic? Because if it’s so.. there’s no reason to go on with this conversation.
    Or do you think that dumb societies like the American and the Italian ones are not able to integrate people?

    Try to live in a nordic country. I know Sweden for example. And you will feel something different: a nation with dignity; a nation with no will to invade people; a nation with built-in respect, for themselves and for the others.
    Of course there are some motherfucker immigrants that commit crimes in sweden too (just like some motherfucker swedes…). But you can easily see how the society works for integration and equality!

    In italy there are no communities of black people. We have a few. The few we have here are, in ggreat number, poor workers or criminals… and guess why?? because our xenofobic government is making, day by day, entering the country harder for honest people so that the percentage of criminals (compared to the total ammount of immigrants) that enter italy is getting higher!
    You say you are half black / half white; you actually look like reasoning in a “white way”. Of course, it is not my intention to effend you, at all🙂 I just want to underline that it is not obvious that white people have higher grades or other stuff like that. I don’t know where you live, so it can probably be that in your location that’s true.. and once again.. that’s because of ghettos and lack of integration, not because black people wake up in the morning and think:” mm how can i damage the society today?”😛

    In italy there are a very few “high class” blacks or immigrants, even compared to the US. That’s because of our blind vision of the world.
    As I told you, of course I also don’t feel safe if I have to share an elevator with a bad-dressed, criminal acting guy… doesn’t matter the color of the skin: i come from one of the most underdeveloped region in Italy and believe me: we have all sorts of criminals.

    Diversity is a big resource (even genetically! not only socially!). So my idea is: let’s start integration! we won’t have results tomorrow, but we’ll have them in some years.

    You are very welcome to answer!🙂
    Discussion is the basis of everything =)

    ps: have you seen the anti-racism cartoon i posted on the blog?

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