Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stop Racist Slur ‘Paki-Go Home’!!


Paki is term often used in racial context; it is derogatory racist slur which has colonial legacy or history. There are so many right wing extremists and anti immigrants who often use derogatory words such as Paki Go Home. Paki is not only used for Pakistanis, however, Indian and Bangladeshi are also referred as Paki.

Words are often powerful, carry emotions, may positively or negatively affect the social psyche & it is important to be careful while selecting words.

Lately, Prince Harry used the word 'Paki' about a Pakistani colleague, it was caught on film three years ago referring to a comrade as 'our little Paki friend'.

Similarly, he also mentioned derogatory word, while referring to Arab

Harry’s apology may be sufficient but on broader scale, it seems that Britain is facing deeper social problem in the context of racist slur against the Asia origin. In London alone over 20,000 knife attacks were carried out, most of them were racial in nature.

It seems that British society is moving ahead in post modernist globalized world yet lack maturity.

I thought after the fall of racist regime in South Africa and end of apartheid is the path towards maturity but it seems it’s a long way to dream.

10 comments:

Liz said...

Until this Prince Harry story, I had never in my life heard the word, "Paki". In the US and I'm guessing Britain, younger men (Harry's age) do address their friends by racial slurs. You have to know the person well in order to do that though. I'm sure Harry was VERY embarrassed when this came to light because on the surface it does looks bad and is beneath a Prince.

Imran Baloch said...

Yes i agree, one should forgive Harry on racial slur...but problem of racialism in general exists across Britain....

It shows social immaturity....be it Black or White...racialism is bad...

Any kind of slur is unacceptible in todays world

Liz said...

I agree. Any slur is totally unacceptable. Wait until you get to the US. You'll see why it really doesn't work well here. :)


PS. Bundle up. It is frigid here.

Imran Baloch said...

Ya sure i wait until i reach US to have first hand feel regarding racist slur .....

Hey lady , dont scare me, instead of all fun and learning i am worried about the COLD :(

Anonymous said...

hey paki...go home !!,go and play with some bombs in your crapie place

justin

Anonymous said...

Liz the term is used by the native British populances, particulary the working class who oppose colonisation and occupation by aliens from the third world, such as Pakistan who the neo-liberal elite are sending to undercut wages. Treasonous, self-loathing Trotskyite parasites are also in league because they want to bastardise our race, culture and destroy Christianity. Keep in mind Britain, ahead of France and Germany is the #1 elite without these invading creatures.

Anonymous said...

Lets not stop the racist slur? they should go home and fucking die for alls i care. your taking over like an invasion thankfully where i live there isnt many of 'the scum of the earth' but it will only take a while before there is a few hundred. and before anybody claims me to be a racist, well yes i am to only the shit coloured asians polluting this earth.

Anonymous said...

yes m8 good on ya i fuckin h8 the pakis all they do is make the place stink and take our fucking work and the blacks well i think it is a discrace that when a white kid who has lived here all his life has to worry about aload of scummy africans robbing him every time he walks home from school PAKIS GO HOME!!!

Anonymous said...

I THINK IT IS TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE TO USE THE TERM. WE DON'T WANT THESE PEOPLE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE, SO IT REINFORCES HOW UNWELCOME THEY ARE.I WISH THEY WOULD STOP COMING TO OUR COUNTRIES, LEECHING OFF OUR SOCIAL SYSTEMS, AND BRINGING THEIR SHITTY CULTURAL VALUES WITH THEM. GO HOME PAKI

Anonymous said...

I was robbed last night by 2 pakis passing counterfeit money they will do anything except work, you only ever see them driving taxis manual work is out of the question, as for the 2 who robbed me I hope they and their children DIE