Pointing out that what she believes is irrelevant because the data shows it to be so saw her revert to stunned fish.
What is interesting out of reading that report, or the highlights of it, is that of the black population as a whole African blacks are more likely to go to university than Caribbean blacks. It'd be interesting to see such as David Lammy pick the bones of that.
He was talking about the never happened 1968 Revolution, not the one 200 years earlier.Revolution in France, not the one In 1972 Chinese premier Zhou Enlai was asked about the impact of the French Revolution and famously he replied "It's too early years earlier.to tell".
Spot on. An endless procession of dissenters are being rolled out by the press and TV and allowed to express unsubstantiated views with no evidence or examples in the majority of cases.That never quite gets answered, does it?
Institutional equality? You've got that. A fair hearing? You've got that. An acceptance that the country's past wasn't always good? Well, okay, but it's still better than some countries' presents - including those that many of these people complain about being wrested from.
The concept of trying to bring with you the systems of government, with all the corruption and nepotism that that entails, and then complaining about the system here is nonsense.
But as to what they want? Is it free stuff? The black activist student complaining about inequality is at university, I take it? I couldn't afford to go.
I wrote the piece in italics yesterday lunchtime, but forgot to file it.
"It's been like this all morning. Al Beeb kicked off the 'Today' programme with reminders of the Black Labs Matter protests last year before having a pop at the report's author, Dr. Tony Sewell, perhaps the first time in living memory that Beeb presenters have criticised and interrupted a Brixton-born gentleman of colour for having come to the 'wrong' conclusions. There were also serious, head-nodding contributions from the Guardianista cognoscenti on 'World at One' and I doubt 'PM' will be any different.
I predict that this report will be deemed unacceptable by anyone with a public salary and funding agenda to support, i.e. that the most important lives that matter are black Caribbean lives, particularly those in Lunnon, followed by black Africans elsewhere of whatever origin with Asians and assorted Minority Ethnics coming a distant third group. Years ago there was talk of the 'race relations industry' and nothing has changed. Too many pointless yet lucrative careers and too much taxpayers' money doled out to dubious charidees and pressure groups depend on keeping the racism, deprivation, inequality and victimhood pot on the boil."
True to form, Al Beeb's 'PM' and the Six O'clock News were all on message yesterday evening, as was 'Newsnight. This morning all the suspects were lined up, including the first Gentleman of colour head (vice chancellor?) of a Cambridge college to denounce the heresy that the country is not institutionally racist. After all, and as I wrote yesterday, too many pay packets, grants, public sector sinecure jobs and media profiles depend on keeping, ahem, the knee on the neck of the silent majority taxpayer.
Well, quite. But the drive to succeed among some of the black community doesn't sit well with Lammy's and his cohort's conceit that the system is stacked against all of the black community in particular.More African Blacks go to university because their parents had a ******* awful time in getting here in the first place and the difference in Quality of Life in where they've come from compared to where they've got to is huge. Message to their kids "you have no idea what we went through to get here, go and get some qualifications and don't **** it up"
Similar with Bangladeshi families a generation before, Vietnamese, Cambodians, even Chinese. They're the BAME constituents that do well and thrive
Yes, it really is.Good article here
For the past decade Samir Shah has been chair of the Runnymede Trust, devoted to studying ethnicity. Now, he says, the real problem in Britain isn’t so much racism, but "cultural cloning".www.spectator.co.uk
BBC Radio 4 this morning. Talking head talking about 'racism'.
Points made: That 20 percent of population has said that it wouldn't like to see a relative marry someone of a different colour. Therefore, if you have a room with 10 people in a room, two will be racists.
What exactly do all these people protesting/ shouting racism at every opportunity actually want?
OK, so say there really is institutional racism in the UK, what do they want done about it? How are they going to achieve those goals? Apart from totally destroying the reputation and life of anyone who gets in their way I cant see an end to any of this as there will always be something else.
Everyone has an interest in race, in the sense that it affects everyone. Whether that be directly, because of real racism, or indirectly, because of the implication of racism on the basis of skin colour (i.e. white).
No, the pendulum will swing back eventually IMHO, most likely in a non-violent way. Thanks to the wonders of a first past the post electoral system, occasionally the voters have to be listened to, and eventually the media will fall in line with the consensus of opinion(actual opinion rather than the chatterati).But given the amount of venom and the pandering of the press etc, do you think that could actually become reality in say 20 years?
As has 'Fascist' for yearsThe word has now become meaningless though overuse. Rather it's more of an assumption than a description.
George Orwell commented that "the word 'Fascism' is almost entirely meaningless" and that "almost any English person would accept 'bully' as a synonym for 'Fascist
The simplistic point about two in 10 being racists was being made by the person on the radio, not me. Hence my next paragraph about counter-points not made.Not necasserily , although i will caveat that with perhaps more so if they are younger.
I know someone who has had partners of various ethncities - but is oppossed to mixed race marriages.
Opposed because the children will suffer abuse from both sides and not fit in anywhere
Now its an outmoded position I agree
A) Theres far more multiracial people around and so isnt so unusual
B) It doesnt conform to modern sensibilities ie racism is allways one way
But the position itself however misguided and ill concieved wasnt born of the individuals racism itself - but to proct children from others racism.
I was cringing when the opinion 1st started being aired - but as they finished the explanation - I thought fair enough i can see where you are coming from.
I then explained (gently) why i felt it was an outdated position etc.
Now older people may well think on those lines - younger people - not so much thats probably indicative of racism
Aaaaand assumption is...?Correct.
The black/BAME/whatever individual who assumes you're racist because of the fact you're white, is in fact epitomising the meaning of racism by that very notion.
The word has now become meaningless though overuse. Rather it's more of an assumption than a description.
Same experience for a friend of mine who had a bit of a thing for black guys at one stage. She copped a lot of flak from black women.A (white) ex GF of mine used to date a black guy. A very handsome black guy who was quite a catch because (in her words) he had a degree, a high paid job, no criminal record and no kids.
If they were out in town and visited a soul or reggae club, she'd inevitably come out with spit on her back. Put there by the 'sisterhood' who hated her with a passion for 'stealing' one of 'their' men, thus leaving just the pond life for them to choose from.
That's actually upsetting to watch, because when asked directly what she thinks is the solution and what she wants, she hasn't got an answer. She then turns on the interviewer - yebbut - and questions who and what he identifies as because he challenges the idea that just hating is enough.