The BBC obsesses about race whilst most of us just happily get on with our lives treating individuals as we find them, disinterested in such group collectivism. Biased BBC Contributor Alan notes;
‘….exploring the extraordinary underground music generated by the Black Power movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies: radical, beautiful and rare.
Black music as a whole became far more vocal in its opposition to white mainstream society. Meanwhile Africa became as a powerful symbol for a younger generation of black American artists, a source of political identification, spiritual sustenance and often exotic, musical inspiration.’
A coincidence surely and not conspiracy by a left over Marxist revolutionary at the BBC romanticising the Black Power movement and hoping for a similar Black revolutionary movement to spring up here….but you have to question the BBC’s timing on broadcasting this programme right after the convictions of Stephen Lawrence’s killers.
Nonsense….just me going off the deep end. Or is it? When a Black MP plays the race card and is clearly intent on separating out Black people from society as a whole…..although who is ‘Black’ is clearly contentious…..the tweets reveal some are not ‘black’ enough….
HackneyAbbott Diane Abbott MP @bimadew White people love playing “divide & rule” We should not play their game #tacticasoldascolonialism
HackneyAbbott Diane Abbott MP @bimadew Ethnic communities that show more public solidarity & unity than black people do much better #dontwashdirtylineninpublic
I can’t stand Richard Black. Does that make me a racist ?
I had a couple of Greek friends stay over with the family at New Year and they couldnt believe that we are all forced BY LAW to fund such a lying left wing socialist propaganda machine. In fact, to call the BBC ‘socialist’ does a disservice to all true working class socialists that in the past genuninely lost their lives in the struggle for equality. The BBC typify the middle to upper class spoilt urban lefty who has never had to work and can sit in coffee bars in the West End all day theorising about saving the universe (sponsored by Mummy and Daddy!) Anyone watched ‘News’-night of of late? It’s like staring into the window of a Morningside wine bar and seeing some upper class deluded liberals trying to outdo each other in being more sanctimonious than thou!
Unfortunately the Greeks don’t have a great reputation when it comes to paying any taxes so I would not use them as a benchmark. Can’t really disagree though.
I have no problem with African nationalists/patriots just as long as they do their ‘thaang’ in Africa. I have no problem with British black people, I do have a big problem with black people who take from us and spit in our faces at the same time by claiming that their homeland of Africa is somehow superior or should be imported here. OK if you want to be British jolly good but if you want to be African then dont do it in my country.
Unfortunately, the Diane Abbotts are black when it suits, colourless when it suits, British when it suits and Afro-Caribbean when it suits. I’ve worked with people like this; you can’t win.
CK Ditto Islam!
Well said CK. Blacks should be grateful for the slave trade. It’s the only reason that they have such a high standard of living and so many opportunities, compared to their brothers and sisters back in their lands of ethnic origin.
If they are so obsessed with slavery and Africa then they can head back there. Very little’s changed since their ancestors left!
I suggest that it is every individual’s responsibility to protect his own gene pool; not someone else’s.
It would be difficult to deny that the BBC have a track record for obsessing over the issue of race.
Yes recently there has been one significant race story – the Stephen Lawrence murder trial. But that has been the only race news story and, frankly, the main issues involved are twenty years old.
So why all the fuss about race? Why have so many BBC platforms been given to the left for them to pontificate about race?
Could it be something to do with this….
Maurice Glasman, Labour Peer
‘we have not won, and show no signs of winning, the economic argument’
How does this divisive stuff fit in with the BBC’s Social Cohesion goals? Isn’t this just another way to divide society and conquer it?
It’s too bad no BBC employees have the courage or decency to address this.
That’s a simple one to answer. They are aiming for cohesion by fear – you daren’t not disagree with them for fear of retribution.
It doesn’t matter if what they say is bullshit, contradictory or changes by the day. Just nod along and do as you are told. Or else.
Basic socialism really.
I think the BBC obsesses about race because it has considered the working classes untrustworthy since some of them had the audacity to vote for Margaret Thatcher.
Black people also have the advantage that they stay black, so the future of the black grievance industry, as represented by the BBC and the likes of Abbott, is assured. Muslims have the same advantage; very few dare change.
LOL. I heard that on Radio 4. I could not believe my ears. It is such a scam. According to the BBC the whole black experience can be summed in the lives of African Americans.
Well most black people are not African American. And most African Americans are not Marxists. So why did the BBC allow Marxist African Americans to spout out their nonsense.
Now for the true Marxist African Experience, why not point to the 1983 Ethiopian Famine. Where you had two Marxist factions battling it out and millions of ordinary Africans dying. We gave our money to that calamity, but the BBC refused to report the facts. Because it would damage the image of Marx.
For some reason the BBC’s attitude to race reminds me of an episode of the US comedy Taxi.
The completely unscrupulous and selfish character played by Danny DeVito fears a nuclear war and so installs a bomb shelter in the cab garage.
There is only room for three people. When asked which two workmates he would chose to survive he names the female cab driver Elaine
‘….for obvious reasons, and the black cab driver…..why? So when we come out he can tell the marauding hordes that I’m cool’.
Apologies if that’s classified as racist these days – but it captures a certain attitude and has always made me laugh.
An article here by Mick Hume of spiked-online about how we ended up with this Beeboid-type obsession with racism.
Interesting to note that Mick Hume used to edit a Marxist rag. I think it was called Marxism Today. In more recent years he has had a weekly column in The Times. I don’t know whether he still has, as I no longer see The Times.