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We are ethnics and demand our rights!

Some of us in the English Countryside are feeling a bit bruised and put upon with it being an open season to insult and discriminate against us. If 1% of the derogatory comments made against us had been made against Jews or Muslims the outrage would have been immense.(Imagine Prescott raving against the "contorted faces" of Jews and their barbaric Kosher killing...)
I have always had problems filling in the race question of forms - not approving of them and wondering should I put Black, White or whatever - so I thought I would look up the official guidance:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about/ethnic_group_statistics/downloads/ethnic_group_statistics.pdf

"Is a person’s ethnic group self-defined?
Yes. Membership of an ethnic group is something that is subjectively
meaningful to the person concerned, and this is the principal basis for ethnic categorisation in the United Kingdom. So, in ethnic group
questions, we are unable to base ethnic identification upon objective,
quantifiable information as we would, say, for age or gender. And this
means that we should rather ask people which group they see themselves
as belonging to."

"an ethnic group would be defined as a community whose
heritage offers important characteristics in common between its
members and which makes them distinct from other communities.
There is a boundary, which separates ‘us’ from ‘them’, and the distinction would probably be recognised on both sides of that boundary."

"The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 guards against discrimination and gives public authorities a general duty to monitor policy and service delivery for different ethnic groups. This duty encourages the collection of statistical data on ethnicity to assess the likely impact of services and policies on different ethnic groups
and to monitor any adverse impact."

Well that settles it: I think it is obvious that us traditional countryfolk have a different "heritage" to the urban elite and the evidence is clear that there is a clear "them and us". We are our own Ethnic Minority, all we have to do is "self-define". So now I want my rights, how do we go about this?

And what do we call the minority? The guidance acknowledges that groups change and so there can be no objection to a new Ethnic Group self-defining itself.

"Membership of any ethnic group is something that is subjectively meaningful to the person concerned and the terminology used to describe ethnic groups has changed markedly over time. As a result,
ethnic groups, however defined or measured, will tend
to evolve depending upon social and political attitudes
or developments. Therefore, we do not believe that basing
ethnic identification upon an objective and rigid classifi-
cation of ethnic groups is practicable."

As a start I have drafted a letter to my Local Rozzers - any help in fine tuning it would be welcome, and please use it as a basis if you feel the same.

To The Chief Constable of Wiltshire
Police Headquarters
London Road
Devizes
Wilts


Dear Sir

I am suffering continued harassment because of my membership of an Ethnic Minority and am appealing to you for help is stopping this and preventing any reoccurrence.

As you will be aware official guidance (a copy can be found at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/about/ethnic_group_statistics/downloads/ethnic_group_statistics.pdf ) states that a person’s ethnic group is self-defined. And that
"an ethnic group would be defined as a community whose
heritage offers important characteristics in common between its
members and which makes them distinct from other communities.
There is a boundary, which separates ‘us’ from ‘them’, and the distinction would probably be recognised on both sides of that boundary."

I think it is obvious that us traditional countryfolk have a different "heritage" to the urban elite and the evidence is clear that there is a clear "them and us". We are our own Ethnic Minority. We are feeling a bit bruised and put upon with it being an open season to insult and discriminate against us. If 1% of the derogatory comments made against us had been made against Jews or Muslims the outrage would have been immense. (For instance, imagine John Prescott MP raving against the "contorted faces" of Jews and their barbaric Kosher killing...). My belief is that he is part of a conspiracy that is stirring up race hate against an ethnic minority – I fully realise the seriousness of this charge and do not make it lightly. I therefore ask you to make sure this is investigated fully.

I am making this letter public and will assume all replies can also be made public unless you specifically request otherwise.

Yours Sincerely


Comments

Errrr what about the venerable term "yokel"?

Ten to one that various NuLabourites have used the term in their private meetings before now, when describing country folk.

You're on to something here, use their weapons against them!

Name: Avenger, Toxic
Race: Mutated Human
Religion: Yes

Could someone please explain the need for specifying race? If it is in regard to country of origin, wouldn't we all be listing Eden?

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