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    Why is it that the Maori All Blacks are allowed with no one turning a hair, while if anyone considered the European All Blacks they would be labelled racist. Why? What's the difference?

    I don't believe there should be a rugby team based on race. That sounds like racism in reverse.:groan
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    Why is it that the Womens All Blacks are allowed with no one turning a hair, while if anyone considered the Men only All Blacks they would be labelled sexist. Why? What's the difference?

    I don't believe there should be a rugby team based on gender. That sounds like sexism in reverse.:groan
    You are opening another can of worms here.

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    Unfortunately we live in NZ so everything is based on race now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Unfortunately we live in NZ so everything is based on race now.

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    I and everyone I know have always believed the term "All Blacks" referred to the
    colour of their playing kit, not skin colour. Here is part of a Wikipedia description:-

    New Zealand's early uniforms consisted of a black jersey with a silver fern and
    white knickerbockers. By the 1905 tour they were wearing all black, except for
    the silver fern, and the name "All Blacks" dates from this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decibel View Post
    You are opening another can of worms here.
    They do it on purpose, for whatever reason. I'm still reeling from the caveman langauge thread, though I would never expect them to ever admit they were wrong.

    It's the equivalent of the rich kid crying waaa coz the poor kid got something they didn't. History doesn't matter when you're throwing your toys around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baabits View Post
    They do it on purpose, for whatever reason. I'm still reeling from the caveman langauge thread, though I would never expect them to ever admit they were wrong.

    It's the equivalent of the rich kid crying waaa coz the poor kid got something they didn't. History doesn't matter when you're throwing your toys around.
    Sorry, I should have followed the forum rules and said nothing. There's only so much of this crap I can stand seeing on a daily basis without getting baited to jump in.

    Pretend I said nothing, the delete and edit buttons aren't there so I can't remove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Why is it that the Maori All Blacks are allowed with no one turning a hair, while if anyone considered the European All Blacks they would be labelled racist. Why? What's the difference?

    I don't believe there should be a rugby team based on race. That sounds like racism in reverse.:groan
    Do you have proof that it would be called racist, or are you just stirring? Regardless, the number of "european" player pool would be alot smaller than you realise. How many players were born in Europe and now live here and qualify to be a new zealander?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bogan View Post
    Do you have proof that it would be called racist, or are you just stirring?
    So a "whites Only" anything wouldnt be considered racist . You dont really believe that .


    There has been a redhead in a Maori Rugby team .
    So Maori All Blacks, not racism after all .
    Its based on tribes, not color .

    The whole argument is just silly anyway .
    As silly as : why cant men play in Women's All Blacks . Or men compete in Women's competitions at the Olympics
    Thats just sexism .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    So a "whites Only" anything wouldnt be considered racist . You dont really believe that .


    There has been a redhead in a Maori Rugby team .
    So Maori All Blacks, not racism after all .
    Its based on tribes, not color .

    The whole argument is just silly anyway .
    As silly as : why cant men play in Women's All Blacks . Or men compete in Women's competitions at the Olympics
    Thats just sexism .
    I said European, not white

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