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Will this BLM shit never end.....

They're teaching this bs in schools and colleges too. History has been weaponised to meet a political agenda.

Fk it, I know this cos I've just had to teach it. It's difficult to cover from a neutral perspective. I tried to ensure that the kids walked out knowing the following:

Slavery has always existed.
White people were slaves too.
Britain shipped more slaves than any other country in modern history but we bought them from black Africans.
Britain abolished slavery and we are the only country every to do so on a global scale.
Sometimes being free is worse than being a slave - you're free to starve.
Pulling down statues is generally bad, there's a black guy on Nelson's column.

That's not a black guy on Nelson's column, it's Winnie
 

Arte_et_Marte

ADC
Moderator
Morgan Freeman is a very wise man. He summed up in a few seconds the solution to the "problem" which isn't a problem.

It's true the USA had (past tense) slavery and had (past tense) the Jim Crow laws, but they're gone and rightly so.
As Mr Freeman just said I don't call you a white man and you don't call me a black man. It's a simple philosophy of treat everyone decently and ignore immutable characteristics that, in reality, mean exactly nothing.

He certainly knows how to embarrass interviewers.

This clip following the movie Django.

 

Slime

LE
I just watched a segment on the ‘one show’ to cover black history month.

The mention of Muhammad Ali as an inspirational figure was pretty good, but then most of the other examples seemed like things a lame Beeb researcher would come up with.
Lenny Henry was scraping ‘under’ the barrel, not just the bottom.

Of course, Martin Luther king got a mention as personal inspiration to one person shown.................I can only imagine Martin Luther King Jnr is pig sick of people saying his dad did the things that Jnr actually did.
 
He certainly knows how to embarrass interviewers.

This clip following the movie Django.


This is one of the videos that came up after that one finished

 

Slime

LE
With regard to black history month, I feel there is some irony that the black person who may have had the biggest influence on the USA as an entire nation was actually a white woman!

Between the real life Harriet Beecher Stowe and somewhat fictional Uncle Tom a whole tidal wave of change started.
 
With regard to black history month, I feel there is some irony that the black person who may have had the biggest influence on the USA as an entire nation was actually a white woman!

Between the real life Harriet Beecher Stowe and somewhat fictional Uncle Tom a whole tidal wave of change started.

Without Uncle Tom how could Sadiq Khan try and keep Muslims in their place
 
I'm starting to warm to the concept of slavery.

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So the first lady gives a rather severe dressing down to someone off camera for "antagonising the space" and forces him to apologise, and then the second lady proceeds to give a somewhat aggressive polemic telling other people how they should think.

It would appear that the definition of antagonistic in this context would be "not sharing our opinion".
And they clearly have no respect for other peoples' opinion, unless it agrees with theirs.
 

diehard57

War Hero
Coming from South London, I never noticed black people as they were part of society, in the same way chinese people were
moving to gloucestershire I didnt see as many black people, but in 40 years its changed , and well all seem to get on ok
however recently we have had advertising that places black people prominently in the fore
that probably does more to encourage casual racism than any thing else
sign on to my BT email, handsome looking black fella
advert for BT two fellas one black, both gay
some other advert two lasses in bed one black
it seems like target have to be hit, but it wont make any difference to the vast majority of people of either colour
And before the black guy on the BT email home page was a black woman with a big Afro, I’m curious who they will use next .....
 

diehard57

War Hero
And before the black guy on the BT email home page was a black woman with a big Afro, I’m curious who they will use next .....

A quick google of my old firm threw up this ....
Michael Sherman
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, BT


A specialist in telecommunications-media-technology (TMT), digital and IT and private equity consulting, Michael Sherman was appointed to the newly created post of BT chief strategy and transformation officer in 2018.
He reports directly to the telecom giant’s chief executive Gavin Patterson, working to develop and drive the company’s strategy, customer experience and transformation programmes.
Effectively it means he is the number two at BT, which makes him the most senior black man in corporate UK.
Michael is tasked with helping to turn around the stagnating revenues of the industry. Recruitment of talent specialising in innovative software and tech is a key goal, as the sector bids to fight off challenges from the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook.
Known as a thought leader on topics ranging from the future of wireless CapEx, Agile common pitfalls and software defined networking, he came to the post from management consulting and business strategy firm Boston Consulting Group, based in Dallas, Texas.
He spent 11 years there, rising to the rank of partner and managing director and leading its technology, media and telecommunications practice in the US.
Prior to that, Michael was executive vice president at enterprise software company Viewlocity.
He has a BSc in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Michael has taken it on as a personal challenge to ensure that BT becomes a more ethnically diverse company. He is particularly focusing on bringing in talented African and African Caribbean men and women to senior positions at BT.
Michael has served on several boards and non-profit councils, including the business advisory council for the Dallas District 11 Federal Reserve Bank. In 2016, he was recognised by Savoy Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
Also in 2016, Michael was recognised by the Financial Times and UPStanding as one of the top 100 executives in the US and UK fighting discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
 

overopensights

ADC
Book Reviewer
A quick google of my old firm threw up this ....
Michael Sherman
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, BT


A specialist in telecommunications-media-technology (TMT), digital and IT and private equity consulting, Michael Sherman was appointed to the newly created post of BT chief strategy and transformation officer in 2018.
He reports directly to the telecom giant’s chief executive Gavin Patterson, working to develop and drive the company’s strategy, customer experience and transformation programmes.
Effectively it means he is the number two at BT, which makes him the most senior black man in corporate UK.
Michael is tasked with helping to turn around the stagnating revenues of the industry. Recruitment of talent specialising in innovative software and tech is a key goal, as the sector bids to fight off challenges from the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook.
Known as a thought leader on topics ranging from the future of wireless CapEx, Agile common pitfalls and software defined networking, he came to the post from management consulting and business strategy firm Boston Consulting Group, based in Dallas, Texas.
He spent 11 years there, rising to the rank of partner and managing director and leading its technology, media and telecommunications practice in the US.
Prior to that, Michael was executive vice president at enterprise software company Viewlocity.
He has a BSc in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Michael has taken it on as a personal challenge to ensure that BT becomes a more ethnically diverse company. He is particularly focusing on bringing in talented African and African Caribbean men and women to senior positions at BT.
Michael has served on several boards and non-profit councils, including the business advisory council for the Dallas District 11 Federal Reserve Bank. In 2016, he was recognised by Savoy Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
Also in 2016, Michael was recognised by the Financial Times and UPStanding as one of the top 100 executives in the US and UK fighting discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
 
A quick google of my old firm threw up this ....
Michael Sherman
Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, BT


A specialist in telecommunications-media-technology (TMT), digital and IT and private equity consulting, Michael Sherman was appointed to the newly created post of BT chief strategy and transformation officer in 2018.
He reports directly to the telecom giant’s chief executive Gavin Patterson, working to develop and drive the company’s strategy, customer experience and transformation programmes.
Effectively it means he is the number two at BT, which makes him the most senior black man in corporate UK.
Michael is tasked with helping to turn around the stagnating revenues of the industry. Recruitment of talent specialising in innovative software and tech is a key goal, as the sector bids to fight off challenges from the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook.
Known as a thought leader on topics ranging from the future of wireless CapEx, Agile common pitfalls and software defined networking, he came to the post from management consulting and business strategy firm Boston Consulting Group, based in Dallas, Texas.
He spent 11 years there, rising to the rank of partner and managing director and leading its technology, media and telecommunications practice in the US.
Prior to that, Michael was executive vice president at enterprise software company Viewlocity.
He has a BSc in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Michael has taken it on as a personal challenge to ensure that BT becomes a more ethnically diverse company. He is particularly focusing on bringing in talented African and African Caribbean men and women to senior positions at BT.
Michael has served on several boards and non-profit councils, including the business advisory council for the Dallas District 11 Federal Reserve Bank. In 2016, he was recognised by Savoy Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.
Also in 2016, Michael was recognised by the Financial Times and UPStanding as one of the top 100 executives in the US and UK fighting discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Ha, no surprises there then.
 

overopensights

ADC
Book Reviewer
With that sort of agenda surely he's more suited to being Head of the BBC ?
 

Slime

LE
Would that have been the black supremist Muhammad Ali ?

That’s just for beginners. Those at a more advanced level can quote his now very un pc views on women :)

But, no one is perfect and he certainly inspired a whole lot of people imho.
 
One of my biggest complaints about Black History Month is that, for all the political correctness, hardly any black history is learned. It either comes down to the same old, usually massively exaggerated deeds - if not outright fictions - of a handful of historical figures, whether it be Mary Seacole as discussed above (fine, name a NAAFI after her, because that is essentially her real contribution to the Crimean War), or the bollocks about Cleopatra being black. Leaving aside the fact that if you told any Egyptian they were black, you would get a punch in the face, she was not even Egyptian, but Macedonian. There is a reason the Ptolemies shagged their sisters for 300 years: to keep the bloodline purer than a Nazi's wettest dream.

This time last year, I was walking our new Rector through how we do Remembrance, when his ten year old son returned home from school. "Daddy, it is Black History Month." Being a trendy CofE Rector, horribly afflicted by white middle class guilt, daddy nodded approvingly. "I have decided, Daddy, that I am going to write about Stormzy."

I gently observed that since Stormzy, whom I believe to be a popular musician favoured by some young people, was still alive and, whilst perhaps a significant contemporary cultural icon, not a figure one would readily think of, at least yet, in the context of history, perhaps my young friend should consider other options. I suggested the African diver whom Henry VIII employed at some cost to free-dive to the bottom of the Solent during salvage of some items from the Mary Rose. Or someone like Shaka Zulu. Or Ulrich Cross, highly decorated Bomber Command navigator during WW2 and bezzer of that horrid old racist, the DofE. Or, given it was approaching Remembrance, Walter Tull.

I bet he wrote about bloody Stormzy. Which means he will have learned no black history, but got 10/10 for virtue signalling.
 
And before the black guy on the BT email home page was a black woman with a big Afro, I’m curious who they will use next .....
Sir Henry. Him not a statue
 
One of my biggest complaints about Black History Month is that, for all the political correctness, hardly any black history is learned. It either comes down to the same old, usually massively exaggerated deeds - if not outright fictions - of a handful of historical figures, whether it be Mary Seacole as discussed above (fine, name a NAAFI after her, because that is essentially her real contribution to the Crimean War), or the bollocks about Cleopatra being black. Leaving aside the fact that if you told any Egyptian they were black, you would get a punch in the face, she was not even Egyptian, but Macedonian. There is a reason the Ptolemies shagged their sisters for 300 years: to keep the bloodline purer than a Nazi's wettest dream.
Which one? Clue I don't think there are any left
 

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