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Senior Scotland Yard officer faces the sack for using 'racist' term 'whiter than white' in briefing to colleagues about being faultless in their inquiries

Post by Guest on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:32 pm

A senior officer with the Met Police faces the sack after he was accused of racism for using the phrase 'whiter than white'.

The detective in Scotland Yard's anti-corruption squad is facing an investigation by the police watchdog after he is said to have used the phrase during a briefing to colleagues. According to Cambridge Dictionary, the term means 'never doing anything wrong', and the detective reportedly used it to mean officers' actions should be beyond reproach.

But a complaint was made over apparent racial connotations of the phrase and investigation has now been launched.

Colleagues are reportedly upset that the man's career has been hit and he faces a probe lasting up to a year for uttering a phrase which is widely used around the country without controversy.

Another Met officer told The Evening Standard: 'It may have been a poor use of language but this is not what the misconduct process is for. This is not corruption, this is not serious wrongdoing.'

The paper reported that other officers are being investigating over the use of seemingly innocuous phrases including 'pale, stale and male' and 'a good egg'.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6168389/Police-officer-faces-racism-probe-using-term-whiter-white.html

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Post by Syl on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:38 pm

How ridiculous. It isnt even a poor choice of language, white is a colour as is black, people who automatically assume its racist to use a colour to describe something have racism on the brain.

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:40 pm

Syl wrote:How ridiculous. It isnt even a poor choice of language, white is a colour as is black, people who automatically assume its racist to use a colour to describe something have racism on the brain.

The thought police strike again

How even complaints were made about the numereous examples, shows how bad PC has become

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Post by Syl on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:47 pm

Whiter than white means something thats unsullied, thats why the tradition of brides wearing white originated….obviously only virgin brides should wear white though....naughty girls should wear off white or cream, or elope or something.

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Post by Vintage on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:59 pm

As has just been explained it has nothing to do with a [u]person's colour[u]
All this kind of thing is doing is causing tension and resentment and for nothing.

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Post by SEXY MAMA on Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:06 pm

The world has gone mad!

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:36 pm

Syl wrote:How ridiculous. It isnt even a poor choice of language, white is a colour as is black, people who automatically assume its racist to use a colour to describe something have racism on the brain.

Agreed. That saying has nothing to do with race. It means that something is honest, clean and morally beyond reproach.

Someone is a bit hyper sensitive about race. It's too bad, because the key is to forget about racial distinctions, not dwell on them.

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Post by Syl on Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:47 pm

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Syl wrote:How ridiculous. It isnt even a poor choice of language, white is a colour as is black, people who automatically assume its racist to use a colour to describe something have racism on the brain.

Agreed.  That saying has nothing to do with race.  It means that something is honest, clean and morally beyond reproach.

Someone is a bit hyper sensitive about race.  It's too bad, because the key is to forget about racial distinctions, not dwell on them.

Thats true, I do believe that the police here have had a reputation for racism in the past, and when that has happened some bend over backwards to counter that. They go from the ridiculous to the even more ridiculous. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:43 pm

Syl wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

Agreed.  That saying has nothing to do with race.  It means that something is honest, clean and morally beyond reproach.

Someone is a bit hyper sensitive about race.  It's too bad, because the key is to forget about racial distinctions, not dwell on them.

Thats true, I do believe that the police here have had a reputation for racism in the past, and when that has happened some bend over backwards to counter that. They go from the ridiculous to the even more ridiculous.  Rolling Eyes

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:04 pm

Arrow

The existence of actual "Racism" where it does occur should be in the context, obvious meaning and intent...

Not simply in the use of plainly innocuous terms such as "white, black, coloured"..

That fucked-up police administration's loopy anti-discrimination policy needs to be looked at closely if it is allowing a patently ridiculous and trumped-up 'charge' like this to get past the complaints stage.

As do the weak-minded fools who progressed this crap through to laying an internal charge against that cop..

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:22 pm

Blame Shakespeare. The first recorded use of the phrase was in his sonnet (?) Venus and Adonis which uses the words "a whiter hue than sheets"...and it refers the the naked goddess and her bed linen!
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