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Institutional Racism in RL


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#41 Derwent

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

And what is 'stacking'?


Where people are given less important roles in the team due to their race such as put on the wing instead of stand off, that sort of thing. Not that I believe it happens in RL to any serious degree.

#42 tigersfan

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

Any overt bias against broncos or Catalans should be encouraged. One is southern, the other French

#43 nadera78

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

Any overt bias against broncos or Catalans should be encouraged. One is southern, the other French


Don't worry, the Broncos won't be around much longer. Then you can get back to "one former pit village" playing against "another former pit village".
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#44 Old Frightful

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

Any overt bias against broncos or Catalans should be encouraged. One is southern, the other French

:huh: You may struggle to reach the 100 mark with content like that, even if it was meant as a joke.

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#45 tigersfan

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Humourless lot arn't you

#46 Pottsy

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

And what is 'stacking'?


Sorry, it basically related to young athletes being stereotyped on racial grounds. Eg, black players being perceived as fast and moved into peripheral positions at an early age, without being given an opportunity in pivot/decision making roles (eg, quarterback, scrum half etc).

There have been various studies into this phenomenon in the past and you'd like to think we've moved on but it'd be interesting to find out for sure.

#47 tonyXIII

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Any overt bias against broncos or Catalans should be encouraged. One is southern, the other French


I assume that was a joke and I certainly read it that way. However, it might have been a good idea to stick an emoticon on the end just to be sure. ;)

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#48 Northern Sol

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

Don't worry, the Broncos won't be around much longer. Then you can get back to "one former pit village" playing against "another former pit village".


You seem to have missed that the "tigers" in tigersfan is the Leicester variety rather than Cas.

#49 Northern Sol

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

Humourless lot arn't you


There is a lot of politics in RL that you have yet to discover. Suffice it to say that kind of comment might be taken at face value on here.

#50 Pottsy

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

Where people are given less important roles in the team due to their race such as put on the wing instead of stand off, that sort of thing. Not that I believe it happens in RL to any serious degree.


Perhaps not nowadays but I'm pretty sure we weren't immune to this phenomenon.

#51 RSN

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:55 AM

Sorry, it basically related to young athletes being stereotyped on racial grounds. Eg, black players being perceived as fast and moved into peripheral positions at an early age, without being given an opportunity in pivot/decision making roles (eg, quarterback, scrum half etc).

There have been various studies into this phenomenon in the past and you'd like to think we've moved on but it'd be interesting to find out for sure.


Black people are generally faster though they have denser bones so therefore can run faster, that's not a racial stereotype that's a scientific fact. So its technically not a stereotype to assume a black person would be faster than a white person. But then again why can't a fast player play half back?

Obviously its quite a deep subject to get into but I would also like to think that any form of racial stereotyping is a thing of the past.

#52 tigersfan

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

You would also like to think that a good coach would play a player in his best position

#53 Dave T

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

You would also like to think that a good coach would play a player in his best position

Unfortunately - in my experience, particularly at youth level, there are too many poor coaches. People who see themselves as SL coaches or who are their to simply make sure their child is the star player.




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