Biased BBC contributor Alan observes;
“The BBC and their ilk are quick to denounce anyone who suggests one race or another may be better at somethings than other races. And yet here we are looking at a whole series of BBC programmes designed to thrill us with the prospect of being ‘mixed race’…..apparently not only are they more beautiful and successful but also more psychologically stable than non-mixed race people.
This is naturally yet another BBC attempt to engineer social change and people’s perceptions regardless of the realities….
Is Lewis Hamilton successful as a racing driver because he is mixed race or because he is a good driver? It is bizarre to claim he is such a good driver because of a particular shade of skin.
Remind me, what colour was Schumacher? What colour are the Williams sisters? etc etc etc.
Here in a Guardian interview the BBC’s George Alagiah, who presents the programmes on mixed race, oddly refuses to talk about race…..presumably as with Islamic terrorism having nothing to do with Islam, mixed race people have nothing to do with race?….if so why are the BBC doing a whole raft of programmes on mixed…er…race people? Is there some other defining quality that is to be brought out by the programmes that separates them from us non-mixed heritage people?
‘You mention the Asian community’s reluctance to “marry out” in the programme. Is that protecting a community’s culture or racism?
I don’t know. I think you’d have to ask them.
In your book Home From Home, you argue that, owing to a lack of integration, too many immigrants are missing out on the experiences that you have enjoyed.
There’s much we can talk about in my book but I think we’re straying from the programme. I don’t think it’s got much to do with the mixed-race relationships.
Well it has insofar as mixed race relationships can be seen as a marker of integration.
Yes, but I certainly haven’t spoken about integration in the programmes. Do I think that in some sense there could be greater integration? Yes, but that’s about as much as I want to say really.
I sense there’s a sensitivity about the issue of race.
It’s exactly what I didn’t want to do, get into a discussion about race.’
George Alagiah probably represents the BBC view on race and Britain…in all his naivety and wishful thinking….’True there were ghettos – but the UK never accepted outright segregation. There were – and are – plenty of racists, but they’ve never been allowed to gain the foothold they did elsewhere.
Somehow – often by default rather than design – we have muddled through to where we are today, a country largely at ease with its rainbow people.’
Astonishing refusal to see life as most of us know it by Alagiah, the real Britain with Black and Asian only areas, Muslim communities that never see a non-Muslim, that don’t accept mixing of non-Muslims and Muslims, that don’t want anything to do with British culture and society…apart from the money and security that derives from that society.
Of course Alagiah comes from a BBC that has an ‘Asian Nework’….why? If they are ‘British’ why do they need an Asian network? Just because they have brown skin do they not like Radio 1 or radio 4? The Asian Network is a BBC ghetto that reinforces alienation and non-integration. “