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
I believe it was thomas edison that said,''intelligence is 99?erspiration,1?nspiration.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,where anythings possible,if you work hard.are you sure?,perhaps you'd care to explain why for instance in detroit,the blacks live in the city,and the whites live in the suburbs?,don't kid yourself,look at the fiasco that was,and is new orleans,where not just if you're black,if you where poor and white,you were in trouble.it's just this sort of political correctness in britain that has brought this great country to it's knees.i don't say that britains perfect,but judging from the amount of people clammering to get here,it can't be too bad either.where else in the world can you get a free house,free education,free medical care,free finaciall assistance?.if you want to talk about people being disadvantaged,look no further than the white anglo saxon working class,who are born and bred here,yet struggle to get,for instance,housed .if you want to talk about privellige,how about the 10?f the population,that go to public,fee paying schools,getting 80?f the top jobs?. why are so many blacks stabbing,shooting each other?.why is a majority of the streetcrime caused by blacks?,why are so many black families,well over 80?ccording to trevor philips,without a black male role model?,black people,and anybody else, that wishes to work hard,can be sucessful.slaverys been gone for centuries,but what youv'e neglected to mention is that blacks,sold other blacks into slavery.if you don't like it here,perhaps you'd care to live somewhere in the african contenent,see how much assistance,and social services you get there from your brothers.
Answered By: sir galahad - 12/1/2008