I think I did the logical thing and completely ignored it all. It meant nothing.
I don't really savvy why "they" who ever they really are, simply don't get it that in swathes of the UK, they are of zero impact or significance to a broad & numerous range of UK post-codes.
Given my Frozen North part of the UK is 96% Caucasian albeit with fair share of 3rd & 4th gen Asians, Eastern Euros and that black people are a very, very rare sight frankly it really meant the square root of sweet Fanny Adams up here anyhow. A bit odd?
"They" are around a puny point-07% of the population up here..
Total ethnics in London is racing to 45%..but I've not checked what % of that is Afro Car...or whatever.
Sometimes watching the news is akin to watching another country...not just a different UK post code.
The most I get exposed to black individuals are force fed PC mentalist box ticked multi race ads, meedja presenters, and.....ahem...the front grid in F1. Truthfully, if you paid me £1000 I could not tell you the last time I saw "one" in the flesh. Or maybe, I just did not notice. You can imagine how we (at home) sometimes look at each other from the telly, bemused, in a WTF was THAT about mode. It can be that alien to our ears.
Last Police Pass Out parade I was at,...nope..not one that I can truthfully recall. Out of circa 110!
It's just the way it is up here strangely. No idea why nor could I care less.
Probably a few padding around Scottish Uni Campuses but I could not say if they stay in the UK or not.
It puts things into perspective when you consider that one single page of the Lindisfarne Gospels, knocked up in a monastery off the Northumberland coast in the dark ages, amounts to more than the written output of the whole of sub Saharan Africa for centuries.
Black History Month takes place every October. The British Army is proud to support this annual celebration of the role of black people in our nation’s story. This month, by highlighting the experiences of the many black soldiers who have served in our ranks and telling the stories of some of...
Strangely enough we dont celebrate, white history per se, rather we celebrate events or individual achievements in the main, while much of our history involved 'white people' its not their whiteness we celebrate, or even care about.
Something that has been lost in the waste of space that black history month banged on about. Frankly the guff and nonsense that has been spewed, by many 'black' people for the last month was predicated more on them being black than what they achieved... We used to call those who spouted such guff and nonsense racists.