Part 2..Why this pervasive dark mutterings of hopelessness of a future black Prime Minister in Britain?
Greg Dyke, a scion of the true Brit, an incorrigible Establishment hand and former honcho of BBC once indicted the world famous broadcasting station of being hideously white. Dyke forgot to mention also that the corporation had gone Asian. In the BBC, blacks are invisible as newsreaders and presenters. They are unwanted as producers, reporters and editors of news. But blacks are in the backroom as cooks in the canteen, cleaners and delivery ‘boys’. Few miles from BBC’s White City’s head office is the House of Commons. If BBC is hideously white, the British parliament is obscenely more so and shamelessly racist and patriarchal. British parliament is a treacherous, white dominated enclave. Of the 600 MPs, only 15 are non white. Permit me to say that I hate the term ethnic minority.the higher you peep into its greasy hierarchical pole, the whiter it becomes.There are no Collin Powells in the British Army. No Condoleezza Rice in its Foreign Service. Another English peculiar mess! For the past decade the Sunday Times has not featured a single black millionaire in its April Rich List edition. Here there is no P-Diddy, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L Jackson, Jay-Zee and Stevie Wonder. There is dearth of black faces in business, politics, law, medicine, pharmacy, entertainment, film and banking. There is no quickening in British soul. It is not a place where an area boy can emerge as head of the London Underground in 20 years. But in America an area boy with gut could remake himself and head the New York Metro in 20 years. Britain is a gradualist and deeply racist society with deeply entrenched consciousness of Europeanism and hierarchy rather than assimilation and oneness. Here you are still judge by the colour of your skin for higher posts. When America embraces unifying patriotism, Britain celebrates fragmented nationalism. Perceived as outsiders, millions of non white British people still find comfort in their countries of origin. This loyalty has been tested in cricket and football matches. For instance, British born and bred Jamaicans are naturally disposed to support their home cricket team when pitted against the British team. The same sentiment resides in British born Pakistani,s when they meets the England Criket team. The Norman Tebitt’s prognosis of immigrant natural bias here finds self fulfilment! Can you still see Englishman’s peculiar mess?For blacks, Britain is not a place of the big dream. General Collin Powell, former US Secretary of State, once said that he was lucky that the ship that transplanted his great, great, grand parents did not drop anchor in Liverpool. His prescient was right. He must have seen the present state of black British and their backwardness and immobility. For him to have been born here, according to his reckoning, he would have become a bus driver! Unlike America, Britain is not a melting pot. Britain is still European in temper, attitude and projections. Blacks in Britain are still w******s on plantation reserve eking out living as office cleaners, bus drivers, parcel couriers, site security officers, cab drivers, hospital porters, rubbish clearers, boiler technicians, night train cleaners, receptionists, janitors, akiri ja number- night traffic warders, CCTV manipulators, hairdressers, barbers, doormen and nightclub in-toilet serviette dispensers. The City where the high flying jobs are aplenty are reserved for the well heeled, well connected, well jawed spoilt brats using social network and class to full advantage. It is no secret that the English have difficulty believing that black people can be clever, intelligent, middle class and patriotic. They have given up hope of ever seeing our Shakespeare, Beethoven and Thomas Addison.
Asked By: Tanya B - 12/1/2008
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i believe it was thomas edison that said,''intelligence is 99% perspiration,1% Inspiration.what actually are you advocating?,that just because you're black,you should automatically get the top jobs?,it's interesting that you draw comparssions with the United states.ah yes,that wonderful bastion of multiculturalism,... More
Answered By: vauxhall diesel owner - 12/1/2008
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When in rome do as the Romans do! Get it.
Answered By: MR SCEPTICS ALTER EGO - 12/1/2008
Because I, the obvious candidate, am too busy with my McDonald's degree.
Answered By: MumbaiJumbo - 12/1/2008
You obviously know nothing about the UK, so why are you writing this nonsense? There are black people in many key positions in the UK. We have them in charge of police forces and as MPs as well as in many other positions. Black people tend to integrate in this country and we don't make a big thing about their holding... More
Answered By: James M - 12/1/2008
Have you lifted this codswallop from somewhere?
Answered By: Alana C - 12/1/2008
I imagine you is black. Has it not occurred to you that your tirade may help to swell the ranks of the BNP? There is nothing worse than being told what to think. Which is precisely what you are doing.
Answered By: BARRY B - 12/1/2008
What a great write up..!All the points you raised in this write-up has always been my long held views about that slave enclave called U.K.Though i'm not resident in U.K,but several visits to that country has not convinced me that Blacks are making any real progress in all human endevours... More
Answered By: kbg - 12/1/2008
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