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    i-Ram got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in Derby kit 20/21 season   
    Black or white suspenders?
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Red_Dawn in Players Refusing to Play   
    Mmmmh. Play a couple of games in June, get injured, with no contract protection come 1 July.  OR. Sit on arse last few days of June, and remain wrapped in cotton wool until the new window opens when you can sign a bumper 3 or 4 year contract, for which the purchasing club can load the wages as their is no fee.

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    i-Ram got a reaction from froggg in What are you eating tonight   
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    i-Ram got a reaction from 1967Ram in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Thanks for the reply. I watched the Talkshyte video above earlier. Clearly the interviewer was trying to goad the activist and probably appeal to the white van man audience and there wasn’t a great deal of balance to the 25 minute debate, but the activist representing the BML movement did the cause no good in my opinion.  He was a fool. The BLM movement, and for what worth I wish it was the BAMELM movement, really need some prominent patronage with the media and politicians to start getting some traction. The protests I think also are, or will become, counter productive.  That would be a great pity, as societal reform is clearly needed starting with education in my view.  I don’t want to be further dragged into this debate as in truth I have little personal experience.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from OUTSIDER in Players Refusing to Play   
    Mmmmh. Play a couple of games in June, get injured, with no contract protection come 1 July.  OR. Sit on arse last few days of June, and remain wrapped in cotton wool until the new window opens when you can sign a bumper 3 or 4 year contract, for which the purchasing club can load the wages as their is no fee.

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    i-Ram reacted to FindernRam in Coronavirus   
    BBC East Mids interviewed an elderly lady in Derby yesterday, risking her life to go shopping. What was she after? Stuff to make Christmas decorations because there's not long to go.
    Pictures of idiots pushing and shoving to get into Nike, nearly all of them BAME! Don't these people read or watch the news! They could die for a pair of trainers!
    Illegal raves the police couldn't stop. No SD there.
    Frankly with behaviour like that the virus will be around for years and Darwinian selection will occur ridding the world of some fools but unfortunately killing a lot of other people as collateral damage
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    i-Ram reacted to AndyinLiverpool in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Why?
    Shouldn’t this be in the watchable telly thread?
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    i-Ram got a reaction from SchtivePesley in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Poor deflection? Ha. I would remind you that your original point was: “the poor black lad can't change his skin colour and because of instutional racism is always going to find it harder to get that job”. 
    A sweeping generalisation, which you cannot possibly evidence, but I would say is statistically and anecdotally untrue. To suggest every employer will take a white candidate rather than a better black candidate makes you, in my opinion, part of the problem.  Why exaggerate the position. Does it make you feel good or superior? There are no doubt some employers who might racially discriminate, and in those cases we as a society need to ensure the relevant laws are applied to eradicate such injustice.
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    i-Ram reacted to TheCoachesVoice in Chris Powell on the late Jim Smith   
    “He would have the whole squad in the palm of his hand.”
    Hi all,
    We've produced some Derby-related content lately, and wanted to share it with you here. The first, quoted above, is a piece written by Chris Powell on Jim Smith – your feedback's obviously very welcome.
    Thank you,
    The Coaches' Voice
    https://www.coachesvoice.com/jim-smith-Derby-chris-powell-bald-eagle/
     
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    i-Ram reacted to Paul71 in Coronavirus   
    having seen images of those desperate to shop, the only social distancing seems to be the gap between their ears.
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    i-Ram reacted to Jourdan in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I don’t think it’s a steeper slope and if it is for some, shouldn’t they embrace it? Didn’t Roosevelt say that nothing that is worth doing comes easy? I don’t think any of us would appreciate where we’d got to if it wasn’t challenging in some respects.
    Two lads (one black, one white) with virtually the same background won’t necessarily be separated by skin colour and it’s dangerous if many people instantly jump to that conclusion. They’ll likely be separated by what’s on their CV and how they come across during an interview.
    You can easily be taught how to write a CV and cover letter that stands out and similarly you can be taught how to present and promote yourself in interviews and this is help available to both black and white people.
    So what it will boil down to is which lad is the most well-prepared and if they were trained, who took the most on board. If you are the Sol Campbell of troubled kids, you could be white and have no discernible advantage at all.
    I am not saying it’s simply a question of effort and desire to get out of such a trap. But hard work is over half the battle won. Absolutely you need role models and you need a good support network to give you the right guidance at the right time - which is why I talked about the importance of family structures in one of my earlier posts.
    I think prospects for young people in this scenario can be really good if they are given the right guidance and the right direction and they are shown where they could excel and apply their skills.
    I think back to when my younger brother was encouraged to apply for the Network Rail apprenticeship scheme and how much it has changed his life.
    He was given the encouragement to apply, then fought tooth and nail to get the apprenticeship at 17. He worked so hard to the point where he is now (some nine years later) earning around £40,000 as an experienced track and systems engineer. Not to mention he has bought a house in a good area, drives an Audi, and has started a family with his girlfriend.
    I wonder how many more success stories there would be if people stopped finding it so easy to place blame elsewhere. Do my brother’s circle of 5-6 white friends scream black privilege because he’s making more money and has a better lifestyle than all of them, despite similar access to opportunities?
    The only places where I would imagine it is really tough and unforgiving for anyone born into difficult circumstances are the major cities - London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester.
    Everywhere else, especially in Derby, I see enough ways out of a struggle if you understand what skills are valued and you are not too proud to dig in and work for what you want.
    I can appreciate this won’t ring true for every black person and every black experience, especially in the US where I do believe the problems run a lot deeper.
    But in the UK, I think enough progress has been made to say to your sons and your daughters, go out there and you can make something happen.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Alpha in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Poor deflection? Ha. I would remind you that your original point was: “the poor black lad can't change his skin colour and because of instutional racism is always going to find it harder to get that job”. 
    A sweeping generalisation, which you cannot possibly evidence, but I would say is statistically and anecdotally untrue. To suggest every employer will take a white candidate rather than a better black candidate makes you, in my opinion, part of the problem.  Why exaggerate the position. Does it make you feel good or superior? There are no doubt some employers who might racially discriminate, and in those cases we as a society need to ensure the relevant laws are applied to eradicate such injustice.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Dimmu in Players Refusing to Play   
    Mmmmh. Play a couple of games in June, get injured, with no contract protection come 1 July.  OR. Sit on arse last few days of June, and remain wrapped in cotton wool until the new window opens when you can sign a bumper 3 or 4 year contract, for which the purchasing club can load the wages as their is no fee.

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    i-Ram got a reaction from Andicis in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Poor deflection? Ha. I would remind you that your original point was: “the poor black lad can't change his skin colour and because of instutional racism is always going to find it harder to get that job”. 
    A sweeping generalisation, which you cannot possibly evidence, but I would say is statistically and anecdotally untrue. To suggest every employer will take a white candidate rather than a better black candidate makes you, in my opinion, part of the problem.  Why exaggerate the position. Does it make you feel good or superior? There are no doubt some employers who might racially discriminate, and in those cases we as a society need to ensure the relevant laws are applied to eradicate such injustice.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Andicis in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Enjoy it for what is is Norm. The Gastropubs of Derbyshire will soon be open again, and Stephen, Nigel, Julian and Crispin will have much to agree upon, being able to pat each other’s backs over a nice glass of Chardonnay, and a platter of charcuterie and artisan cheese.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from reverendo de duivel in Players Refusing to Play   
    Mmmmh. Play a couple of games in June, get injured, with no contract protection come 1 July.  OR. Sit on arse last few days of June, and remain wrapped in cotton wool until the new window opens when you can sign a bumper 3 or 4 year contract, for which the purchasing club can load the wages as their is no fee.

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    i-Ram reacted to Slaapwekkend P in Football’s back this Saturday, how are you feeling? (No words, gifs only)   
    Ignore me, I don't know what I'm doing 🙄 Come on you Rams though! 🤣
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Jourdan in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Enjoy it for what is is Norm. The Gastropubs of Derbyshire will soon be open again, and Stephen, Nigel, Julian and Crispin will have much to agree upon, being able to pat each other’s backs over a nice glass of Chardonnay, and a platter of charcuterie and artisan cheese.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Van Wolfie in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Poor deflection? Ha. I would remind you that your original point was: “the poor black lad can't change his skin colour and because of instutional racism is always going to find it harder to get that job”. 
    A sweeping generalisation, which you cannot possibly evidence, but I would say is statistically and anecdotally untrue. To suggest every employer will take a white candidate rather than a better black candidate makes you, in my opinion, part of the problem.  Why exaggerate the position. Does it make you feel good or superior? There are no doubt some employers who might racially discriminate, and in those cases we as a society need to ensure the relevant laws are applied to eradicate such injustice.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Boycie in What are you eating tonight   
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Uptherams in The Politics Thread 2020   
    Poor deflection? Ha. I would remind you that your original point was: “the poor black lad can't change his skin colour and because of instutional racism is always going to find it harder to get that job”. 
    A sweeping generalisation, which you cannot possibly evidence, but I would say is statistically and anecdotally untrue. To suggest every employer will take a white candidate rather than a better black candidate makes you, in my opinion, part of the problem.  Why exaggerate the position. Does it make you feel good or superior? There are no doubt some employers who might racially discriminate, and in those cases we as a society need to ensure the relevant laws are applied to eradicate such injustice.
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Steve How Hard? in What are you eating tonight   
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    i-Ram got a reaction from Alpha in The Politics Thread 2020   
    I don’t know why our ‘ultras’ sing a song about him 20 years after he kicked a ball in earnest.
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    i-Ram reacted to Boycie in DCFC Fans x Derby City Mission Food Bank Fundraiser   
    You’d only see his eyes and forehead if they did a tele interview.
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