similar to those "scam spam emails " sent out by the Tribe E-Bunny belongs to every hour, every day from "her Homeland and her People " who are pure as the driven snow and never racist to anyone.Whilst your grammar, syntax and punctuation are excellent...
... your spelling is awful!
I read that article. Measured and well expressed.Her race baiting Ribena episode gets a special mention by GRIPT today.
she seems to kick off at the weekends.
Is she still
Working at the Royal College of Surgeons?
The problem with a charge of racism is that few people are prepared to challenge the strength of the evidence or the good faith of the party making the allegation. The media tend to report the incident in a way that is sympathetic to the ‘victim’.gript.ie
That might have made media outlets more careful in reporting subsequent charges of racist behaviour. However, what tends to happen is that complainants are given free rein to voice their indignation and so get to frame the story. Some time ago, UCD Black Studies lecturer, Dr. Ebun Joseph alleged she was the victim of a particularly calculated racial insult at a Galway hotel. Having ordered wine, the waitress set a glass -a wine glass- of Ribena black currant juice before her. She complained and got an apology from management and a complimentary bottle of wine. In fairness, the incident was very odd indeed and it was not unreasonable of her to demand an explanation as well as an apology. You don’t expect Ribera to be served in a wine glass. In fact, there was a simple enough explanation in the end, one that did not necessarily reflect well on the hotel. The bottle from which the Ribena was poured was apparently a ‘show’ bottle to impress customers. However, it is fair to say that more people are aware of Ebun Joseph’s complaint than the hotel’s explanation. That is largely because the media chose to highlight some things and bury others in a sea of small print.
The significant thing is that Edun Joseph still appears to think she has suffered a racial slight despite the hotel’s apology and explanation. We certainly can’t say Ireland doesn’t have issues with racism. But is racism, like hate crime, something that exists only in the eye or ear of the beholder rather than something that can be objectively established? Ebun Joseph would appear to think so. Even though nobody seems to have found anything offensive about the rather elegant statues in front of the Shelbourne Hotel before they were removed, the fact that two of them have been plausibly though erroneously described as Nubian slaves means they have become offensive to Dr Joseph. The explanation from an eminent art historian of their provenance is neither here nor there because again it’s not just about the facts. If something offends, it offends. And it’s for her as a woman of colour to decide that, not a white, male, however erudite he may be in the history of art.
This is a strange state of affairs in a world where deliberate, intentional racism is all too blatant and unmistakable. Nigeria, the country in which Ebun Joseph grew up continues to see the most horrific and barbaric violence against minorities. It is also a country in which slavery is not the stuff of history but a very present reality. As the daughter of a former senior member of the Nigerian administration, Edun Joseph should know that privilege does not have a colour. Yet when we speak about racism and slavery, it is its legacy in the developed world we tend to first think about. It is Ebun Joseph who comes to mind as a victim rather than the abducted Christian girls of her native Nigeria.