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Britain has many major problems - racism isn't one of them

It has less prejudice than the countries where I’ve lived before – and more people taking offence

15 February 2014

9:00 AM

15 February 2014

9:00 AM

I am a banana. In Singapore, where I used to live, this needs no explanation — it means I’m yellow on the outside but white on the inside, someone who looks ethnically Chinese but whose way of thinking is ‘western’. There are bananas all over Asia, and I daresay the world. We are better versed in Shakespeare than Confucius, our Mandarin is appalling, and we often have pretentious Anglo or American accents.

Then there are people who are ‘ching-chong’, a reference to anyone who enjoys the kitschy bling of stereotypically Chinese things, sans irony — they like paving their entire garden with cement, for example, or driving a huge Mercedes, or placing two garish stone lions on either side of a wrought-iron gate.

In Asia, there are lots of labels like these, based along racial lines. Most trenchant of all, an entire kaleidoscope of words exist to refer to foreigners, more often than not whites: farang in Thailand, gaijin in Japan, mat salleh in Malaysia, gweilo in Hong Kong. In the latter, ‘gwei’ means ‘ghost’ — taken literally, it means a white person is not fully human. Indeed, in many Chinese dialects, the idiomatic term for any foreigner, be they Indian or Ivorian or Irish, contains the ghostly ‘gwei’; only ethnic Chinese are constantly referred to as ‘rén’, which means ‘person’. In other words, only the Chinese really exist as full-blooded people.

Now, these terms have been used for so long and so broadly that often they’re not employed as racial epithets — though sometimes they are. But I wish they weren’t in circulation at all, because they make us view people through the narrow lens of ethnicity.

And where’s the outrage? No high-level, activist campaign exists in any Asian country to eradicate such racially charged language. Nobody feels strongly enough to object, least of all white people.

In Britain though, where I now live, the opposite seems to be true. I can’t help noticing that certain sections of the population are now so acutely tuned into the issue of race that they spot racism where none is intended. I was stunned for instance, when a few years ago police in the Isle of Wight arrested a beach-bar singer for belting out the pop song ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ because someone had complained it was racial aggravation. (I try to picture the Singapore police taking action over a claim that ‘Play that Funky Music’ is offensive to white boys, and can’t.)

Recently there was an online petition against a Knorr advert featuring Marco Pierre White making a dish of rice, peas and chicken and describing it as Jamaican — the chef’s creation was not authentic enough, apparently. A writer in the Guardian called this ‘disrespectful cultural appropriation’.


Racism is such a charged subject in Britain that even outside observers feel they have a right to offer hyperbolic comments about the state of the nation: the Iranian commentator Ismail Salami recently said that ‘racism is eating away at the fabric of Britain’ and that the nation is ‘plunging into the depths of moral deterioration’. It’s true that he made the remarks after the horrific murder of a disabled Iranian by extremists in this country — but then Iran is hardly the poster nation of a rainbow society. It’s also unclear whether he was also talking about the equally horrific murder in Woolwich of a white soldier by black Islamists.

Britain is not a racist country. I have not, as a member of a minority ethnic group here, encountered racist comments or treatment from anyone, neither in London nor in the countryside, when I go there. I’m sure racism still has a hold in places — even the Home Secretary suggests that blacks are disproportionately likely to be stopped by the police, for example. The British National Party may have imploded in the last five years but it still exists — albeit relying on the votes of angry old men. But it’s hard to say, even by the widest stretch of the imagination, that racism is one of this country’s big problems.

Take the Woolwich murder. The killing might have roiled prejudice — this was the hope of the so-called English Defence League who tried to organise scores of rallies. They picked the wrong country. In Exeter and Devon, no one turned up at all. In Leeds, 20 of its members were met by 30 opponents shouting ‘You’re not welcome here.’ It was a similar story in Manchester, Oxford and Edinburgh.

Surveys show racism is dying on its feet in Britain. In the 1990s, the British Social Attitudes survey found that 44 per cent of people said they would be uncomfortable if their children married across ethnic lines. But that is changing dramatically: according to a recent British Future report, only 5 per cent of those aged between 18 and 24 would mind their children marrying someone of a different ethnic background. The World Values Survey found British people among those most likely to befriend a neighbour from a different ethnic background. (The nations that were least tolerant included Jordan, Egypt, South Korea and Iran.)

To the British young, racism is not repugnant — it’s incomprehensible. The young of Britain, says the British Future report, belong to the ‘Jessica Ennis generation’ and are ‘ever more likely to form mixed race relationships themselves; and much less likely to think there is any big deal about that anyway’.

You only have to look at other nations across the globe to see how far Britain has come. Countries everywhere impose laws and policies along racial lines, in a manner that would be inconceivable here. Malaysia, where I was born, has a constitution which safeguards the ‘special position’ of ethnic Malays, such as by establishing quotas for entry into the civil service, public scholarships and public education. Thus many Malaysians — and I am deemed an ethnic-Chinese Malaysian — come to be extremely aware of their racial background.

As for China, racism appears to be ingrained, especially against blacks: large numbers of young Africans studying there complain of this. (The early 20th-century Chinese reformer Kang Youwei once advocated ‘Improver of the Race’ medals for whites or yellows willing to marry blacks in order to ‘purify mankind’.) And across Africa, where in several countries slavery still exists, inter-ethnic tension is rife.

Britain, perhaps ironically through her Empire, has become a multi-ethnic state — and continues to mix it up. One reason why there are cases of racism and discrimination constantly being reported in the UK is because there are so many different ethnic communities here: there is far more chance for the odd episode of racial friction than in a vastly more homogeneous country such as, say, China. In Beijing, just 4 per cent of the population are non-Han Chinese. In London, 40 per cent are non-white.

The danger with crying racism at every turn is that it conceals real problems. Immigration cannot be discussed properly here, because anyone who wants to raise the subject is labelled bigoted or racist — even if they’re talking about white Poles. The concerns of the poor, who live in areas where immigrants flock, are about oversubscribed GP surgeries or about schools that suddenly go multilingual. Yet their concerns are dismissed by the governing elite as racist, such as when a voter once voiced her concerns over crime and immigration to Gordon Brown, and he was caught on microphone calling her a ‘bigoted woman’. It risks alienating a class from British politics and driving people to support genuinely racist parties.

And while Britain is looking out for the old bigotry, new ones creep in. ‘Culturalism’ — favouring someone because they share the same mindset as you, is not so bad because it’s not ‘racist’. Appearing before the Commons education committee, an Ofsted inspector recently raised the issue of working-class white schoolchildren being overlooked and without representation versus ethnic groups: too much race awareness tends to cause division, rather than inclusion.

Just a few weeks ago I discovered that I fall under a group known as BAME — Black and Minority Ethnic. Such categorisation, used mainly by the political left, is meant to protect my rights against discrimination. But I feel mildly repulsed by it (and no, I don’t understand why the acronym segregates blacks from other minorities, either). Ironically, this well-meant labelling might be the most racist thing that I have ever encountered in the UK.

The truth is, I didn’t come all the way to Britain to hide myself under an umbrella acronym. I refuse to be the ‘ME’ in BAME. I don’t want to feel safe and secure by cordoning myself off from the larger community. I can’t bear to feel perpetually aggrieved, offended, slighted, victimised. Most of all, I don’t want to be viewed purely according to my race — I’ve had enough of that back where I come from, thank you very much.

I have been welcomed and accepted in this country, and — uncool as this may sound — I feel grateful for this. Perhaps there are thousands of other ‘minority’ people in this country who feel the same way. We are here to throw ourselves pell-mell into the national life, whatever that may bring. Because of course Britain faces many challenges today. It’s just that racism isn’t one of them.

Got something to add? Join the discussion and comment below.

Clarissa Tan is an editorial assistant at The Spectator. She was born in Malaysia and educated in Singapore.

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  • Ricky Strong

    Au contraire. That racism against white people is not recognised in this country is surly racism en masse. And that is in addition to having your identity and culture erased before your very eyes.

    • Gwangi

      yes, and most cases of racist bullying in London schools are cases where blacks/Asians bully white pupils, according to official reports (which the teaching unions hush up).

      • AgeUke

        According to ‘official reports’, is that by ‘scientists’? Your statement means nothing without at least giving punters like me an idea of which reports and when. Or are you unable to provide said info as it’s been ‘hushed up’?

        • majestic whine

          Unlikely to be Scientists. Sounds to me the sort of official report that ‘experts’ would work on.

        • meliorist

          “Characteristics of Bullying Victims in Schools”, published June 2010

          This 94 page report from the DfE finds that “Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) children were more likely to be bullied by children from other ethnic minorities than by white children” and “young people from ethnic minorities were less likely to be bullied than white young people overall”.

          Link:

          https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/characteristics-of-bullying-victims-in-schools

          This confirms what Gwangi said. It’s the white kids who get bullied the most, and they don’t seem to be reciprocating.

          • DepotCat

            There was a school near where I used to live in West London in the 1980s where the predominately Asian pupils tried to take on the minority whites and got a pasting…But then most of the whites were from an Irish background. Today you’ll be lucky to see a white face amongst the students at that school.

      • Graeme S

        Nailed IT

    • mikey78

      OH God this article is awful. Racism is about structural disadvantage and prejudice epitomised by racist derogatory language. The reason a white person can;t be oppressed by racist language is because white people in Britian, america and so on are not oppressed or discriminated against by society or in the economy. Its like a cleaner calling their Lord posho. It just doesn’t work does it? As a means for oppression. This article is truly ridiculous

      • Neil Saunders

        “Racist” is an ideological word (an early avatar of that concatenation of harmful memes called Political Correctness), and the definition you have provided for it shows it to be a tendentious one, prejudicing the outcome of any debate in which it is seriously deployed (other than – as here – for the purposes of being singled out for condemnation). There are far too many of these terms in common usage now (e.g. “sexist” “homo-” and “Islamophobic”, et hoc genus omne), and they deserve to be exposed and rejected by those engaged in scrupulous debate.

      • Cyril Sneer

        “The reason a white person can;t be oppressed by racist language is
        because white people in Britian, america and so on are not oppressed or
        discriminated against by society or in the economy.”

        Yes they are. Are you saying non-whites are oppressed and discriminated against? How so? Explain, give examples. You have a black police officers association, muslim housing association etc. Many brits from white working class areas feel like they come second to minority causes, read up on it. This liberal government puts thie rights of minorities first before the rights of the majority.

        Non-whites oppressed eh? Is this your excuse for the poor perfomance of certain minorities? Whats your excuse for minorities that do well for themselves in this country – see Sikhs, see Chinese/orientals to name but a few.

        I’m white, I say racist language does affect me, end of argument.

        • RealityCheck

          Look mate. No amount of black/asian/any other-race-under-the-sun police officers association will curb me from the utter level of hatred and disdain i receive when, say, snooping out a pub before I meet a date. Or the level of unwillingness a random white person at university has in communicating in a conversation (placing themselves on the line) simply because they feel that society tells them they cannot possibly speak to you for longer than 2 mins due to the colour of your skin.
          The issue at play here isn’t whether you can see a non-white experiencing racism but rather feel that very racism at play through the subtleties. Racism is a grass-root problem. I guess I’m too positive and play naive to allow it to have an effect on me.

          Your case on opportunities, I’m Somali by heritage so, as a community, there are tremendous amount of struggles we are facing. No excuse’s (if you want to call a recent civil war, one) but in time we should and will get our act together as a community.

          • jome jones

            Have you ever considered that they are being cautious?
            Blacks in London constitute upwards of 70% of the prison population and commit almost two thirds of the violont crimes yet only represent a tenth of the total population.
            White people are cautious around blacks until they get to know them because of statistics such as these.

          • calichick

            Statistics are mostly bs though because it doesn’t give all factors. American prisons are filled with minorities whom are either innocent of alleged crimes or have committed minor crimes such as accumulation parking tickets

          • Bill-D

            Bull Sh*t. American prisons are filled with minorities because they COMMIT the most crimes. Your spiel is LIBERAL BS.

          • Nathan Gamble

            “they feel that society tells them they cannot possibly speak to you for longer than 2 mins due to the colour of your skin. ”

            How the heck would you know that? You’re not psychic. People don’t generally talk to me (or anyone else I see) for more than 2 minutes (unless they’re in a close relationship) and I’m white. Stop attributing normal human behaviour to racism.

        • Cristalexi

          Why are there only mostly black cleaners?
          Why are there hardly any working class cleaners?
          Why are cleaners mostly immigrants?
          Why don’t white people clean their own mess up?

          • LeBalt

            Why the UK is so dirty now?

          • Cristalexi

            Getting immigrants to do the lower (real) jobs where they get paid very low wages allows Europeans to do “jobs” that give them more money, thus giving the illusion that Europeans have more money because they are superior. The reality, however, is that Europeans are literally stealing from immigrants by not paying them a decent wage so Europeans can “pay” themselves high amounts of money for doing “pointless professions” with more and more obscure titles.

          • LeBalt

            But even those “lower” jobs are not performed properly, this is obvious. Add a bunch uncivilised third worlders littering around and you got what you see: a little Africa in UK.

          • Cristalexi

            The cleaners’ are employed in European offices where white people work and the mess they clean up is caused by white Europeans. I’ve never come across a black-owned company that employed cleaners. I’ve noticed a lot of non-white businesses cleaning up their stores themselves at the end of the day – they don’t employ cleaners.

            The solution is simple: if Europeans did all these lower jobs themselves there would be no need to employ so many immigrants. However, it would also mean Europeans could not earn the high wages they do now and European companies would not generate as much profits. The immigrant workers allow Europeans to earn more money and European businesses to generate more profits.

            Also, on a personal note, the filth is caused by Europeans not being raised to know how to clean up after themselves. I see it every day at work – grown adults (aka professionals – mostly white) who leave kitchens, toilets and other areas in the most appalling state. Even though it’s not my job to do it (l am not a cleaner) I will often clean up some of the mess others have made as I feel sorry for the cleaners as it’s not their job to clean up people’s personal messes. Their job is to clean the general areas but they would get into serious trouble if they left the individual’s mess whilst those individuals who leave the mess are told they must clean their own mess but there is no comeback on them if they don’t – the cleaner gets into trouble for it.

          • LeBalt

            > “Europeans are raised to believe that others only exist for their benefit (…)” – this is a lie. We don’t want you here. Nobody want you here. We let you in, because there’s no job in your own country. Because we’re good people. And it isn’t true that whites are creating mess. Just check white areas vs. black areas – which one is cleaner? Why? Immigration is not creating wealth by any means. It cost a lot in social services, cleaning after immigrants, exotic diseases spreading across country, much worse education for everyone, housing shortage and many others. As I said: we let you in, because we’re good people and we want to help you. But we don’t need you really. You’re nothing more than a trouble. Be grateful rather than feel entitled.

          • Cristalexi

            Oops, your white saviour complex is showing.

          • isome

            And… there’s your racist thinking that, whether intended or not, colludes with the racist thinking of others in the majority population and results in systemic discrimination.

          • LeBalt

            Isome – you’re right! All creatures on the face on Earth are “racists”: birds, mammals, insects… so as we. It isn’t our evil invention but the fact of the nature. And we’re not a majority. We’re only a 10 percent of all humans. And at the end: nothing like a “systemic discrimination” in our countries exists. Try Africa or better an Arab countries to see a real discrimination. We’re the only people trying to include the other races in our society.

          • LeBalt

            > “Getting immigrants to do the “lower” (real) jobs for very low wages allows Europeans to “create” higher waged jobs for themselves, thus giving the illusion that Europeans have more money because they “work harder” (…)” – this is so funny logic. You know, this is one of the main problem with immigrants from third world – their twisted “logic”. How to communicate with someone “thinking” like that? Not possible. Have a nice life 🙂

          • Cristalexi

            This is not twisted logic, it is common knowledge that getting some people to do jobs for low pay allows others to be paid more money. See this link : http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5494/the_immigrant_economy_and_the_end_of_europe. What other reason do immigrants come to Europe but to do the lower paid jobs that Europeans won’t do. There are plenty of Europeans to do these jobs but it is well recorded that they won’t do them as they say they can get more money on the dole.

            Not sure if you are implying that I am an immigrant but I was born and raised in London and Essex and I am a clerical worker.

          • LeBalt

            Cristalexi – the link you posted say “competition with refugees will reduce the German and EU workers’ wages to refugee levels”. It doesn’t mean that “getting some people to do jobs for low pay allows others to be paid more money (…)”. No, not at all!

            > “Not sure if you are implying that I am an immigrant (…)” – you sounds and arguing like the third worlders. Being raised in London doesn’t make you European, and differences are in head, culture, origin.

    • Ross Maidment

      I’m relieved the commentators of the Spectator in conclusion managed to recognise the systematic destruction of white culture and racism towards to the native people of Britain. Personally, I’ve felt victimised by this process ever since I found spicy flavoured crisps in my lunch box as a schoolboy. I dread the day that our children will look at a no-nonsense ham and cheese sandwich with confusion and disgust.

    • loz

      lol, because britain isnt responsible for erasing others cultures and identities for centuries, get over yourself and your white priviledge. british and europeans made sure my ancestors lived with no identity no rights and no dignity, yet you claim britain is having a similar fate? you go outside of London and you can count the number of minorities often on one hand. my race STILL has issues we face today that are directly linked to british colonialism, and no one bats an eyelid. just be grateful you can trace your heritage.

      • LeBalt

        You race still got issues because your race decided to keep whining and blaming whites instead of …working for your future. The black idea about progress is to get everything as a payment for “british colonialism”. It works patrially, but whites slowly begin to lose patience.

  • crosscop

    “How racist is Britain?”
    Not nearly racist enough. If the British had been racist they would have voted overwhelmingly for the National Front 40 years ago – and 7/7 would never have happened, Keith Blakelock, Lee Rigby, Kriss Donald, Charlene Downes etc etc etc would still be alive and thousands of “grooming” victims would not have been raped. Oh, and the British would not be a minority in their own capital city and looking at becoming a minority in their own country before the end of the century.
    The British actually need to be more “racist.”

    • AgeUke

      1000s of grooming victims? Where are you getting the figure of 1000s from?

      • vieuxceps2

        Does it matter if it’s not 1,000s but 10s? The essence of the foul business remains. Why do people try to obfuscate whenever immigrants are culpable? Let’s quibble about numbers shall we? Better by far than facing reality, eh?

        • AgeUke

          Yes of course it matters! Abuse is perpetrated by many different ‘types’ of people based solely on their individual depravity. To argue that particular groups of immigrants are disproportionately responsible for sexual abuse more than your average Anglo Saxon is patent nonsense, unless of course it can actually be backed up with stats. Bad people of all shapes, sizes and creeds do bad things. I have repeatedly seen the figure of 1000s bandied about in reference to abuse, grooming gangs and immigrants and yet no one so far can substantiate it beyond anecdote. This country obviously needs to have a conversation about the effects of immigration away from those who cry racism at any mention of it but equally those who fill comment boards with unsubstantiated statements about immigrants or minorities are equally culpable of making any reasonable discourse completely impossible.

          • Rocksy

            In the first place, we (white British) don’t have to justify anything. If the figure is one , it’s still too many.
            In the second place, because some white British commit crimes doesn’t in any way mean we have to tolerate immigrants who commit crime.
            In the third place this is our white British country and we can think and behave any way we please. We didn’t ask anyone to come here and we don’t want anyone here. We especially don’t want anyone who isn’t white here.
            Fourth, we ruled these hellholes for (in some cases) centuries. If they had anything worthwhile we wanted we would have adopted it long ago. We didn’t. There is nothing culturally or otherwise that they have that we want.
            Lastly, they owe us everything from electricity etc. etc. to the English Language, democracy and a justice system (neither of which they seem to use much). They in return have brought nothing but filthy primitive customs, violence and corruption.

          • AgeUke

            Sorry you lost me at White British ….the rest just looked like the usual lazy racist rubbish…….

          • Iain

            Yep, he lost me at ‘White British’ too. Such a tautological phrase.

          • Rocksy

            White British…tautological. Thank you for confirming that. Of course I used it because there are some people who think that being born in Britain or holding a British passport, makes one British.

          • Cyril Sneer

            Judging by your inability to work out simple ratios I’m you get lost pretty easily.

          • AgeUke

            Ha! ‘I’m you get lost’ correcting others while making your own trivial mistakes doesn’t do you any favours either

          • Cyril Sneer

            It’s good that you have nothing of worth to say yet again.

            Keep it up.

            80% white population, 38% abusers. There is a big hole here, help figure it out AgeUke – are you saying non-whites conduct more child abuse proportionally? Why I think you are!

          • AgeUke

            And you are a fountain of relevance too? Please!

          • Cyril Sneer

            I’m special because my mummy said so.

            😉

          • alabenn

            You are either an idiot or an apologist for the sewer rats who raped each girl hundreds of times, although people like you will not count it as rape because you could not get four of the rapists to bear witness as per their perverted laws.
            Were the many court cases anecdotes, the dozens so far convicted anecdotes, there was thousands of rapes and there will probably be thousands more uncovered if the politically correct people poke a stick into this vipers nest.
            You are a disgusting creature, from where I neither know nor care, go away.

          • AgeUke

            Spare me the histrionics. It is you who is disgusting. If your response to a reasonable question is to start casting aspersions then no wonder we are in the situation we are in.

          • Cyril Sneer

            “How are you squaring the majority 38% of whites”

            38% in a population that is how many white and how many non-white?

          • CESSJ

            Funny that the majority of rapists of girls and young women are white males? Or have I got that wrong?

          • alabenn

            As you well know the percentage of Muslim rapists far exceeds that of the rest of the population, so take your self to somewhere you should feel safer, judging by your outlook, try an Afghan or Somali village if you are female, if male anywhere in the Muslim world as none of them care much for females, you will fit right in.

          • Neil Saunders

            Have you ever read Darrell Huff’s “How To Lie With Statistics”? (Despite the title, it isn’t really a “how-to” book at all.)

          • Cyril Sneer

            I presume you’re taking into population size into account? Or did you f… that one up as well?

          • johnnyzooph

            Yes you have. Try per capita. Pakistani males are very over represented.

          • Tom Allalone

            Here’s the link – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13957129

            You will note that even Jack Straw says there’s a problem with Pakistani men, but for people like you it’s better that children are raped than your pathetic liberal ideology be challenged in any way

          • AgeUke

            Stop talking such utter rubbish! You have no idea what my ideology is you utter cretin. As to suggesting that people like me don’t like our ideology challenged what patent nonsense. It is simply not enough to make statements and then not back them up with evidence. The original poster suggested there were 1000s of grooming victims no one yet has proved any number nearly close to that. It is the likes of you when challenged as to this number who become irrational and defensive but then evidence based opinions never were a mobs mentality.

          • Cyril Sneer

            “The BBC article you rely upon cites the greater number of abusers, 38%, to be white males.”

            In a population that is 80% white…

            So let me get this right – whites commit 38% of abuse crimes yet we are 80% on the population. It would seem whites commit much much less than their demographic indicates. I wonder how muslims do in this ratio?

            Maths is not your strong point clearly.

            Muslim child abusers are an imported problem, our own are not. It really isn’t all that hard to understand.

          • itbeso

            10,000 is a conserative estimate. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/child-sex-grooming-the-asian-question-7729068.html
            Gangs are being brought to trial every week – it just doesn’t make it to the national news anymore.
            The latest is in Newcastle 30 arrested, 80 victims to date.

          • crosscop

            Latest is in Middlesbrough. But don’t worry, there’ll be another “latest” next week and the week after that and the week after that…

          • johnnyzooph

            “To argue that particular groups of immigrants are disproportionately
            responsible for sexual abuse more than your average Anglo Saxon is
            patent nonsense,” except that it isn’t. Pakistani men are over represented in grooming cases. I very much doubt you would find a white working class rapist who would be able to round up 20 of his mates to join him. Yet this has happened in the Pakistani communities in Bradford, Dewsbury, Birmingham, Telford, Carlisle to name a few.

        • rtj1211

          Based on the number of white women who were sexually abused as children by their fathers, unless they were all lying to me (which is of course possible but I doubt it), it is rather difficult to say that sexual unacceptability is free from the ‘indigenous’ ‘white’ population……….so yes, grooming is foul, but it’s not a ‘them terrible, us perfect’ situation I’m afraid……

          • vieuxceps2

            Yes, “them terrible” but nobody said “us perfect”
            In any case, what good does you-too-ism do? Would that absolve the loathesome perverts in our cities?

          • Rocksy

            Does there being an indigenous population of criminals, mean we are supposed to accept the importation of foreign scum?
            Whenever any mention is made of the criminal activities of incomers, some apologist is always quick to point out that some of the native population also commit crime.
            Why the pathetic need to seem fair? If everyone in the British Isles was engaged in crime, it’s nobody’s business.

          • Cyril Sneer

            No, we imported this foreign scum, we can now export them.

            Our people are our problem, muslim paedo immigrants are not – we either string them up or we deport them into the north sea.

      • crosscop

        “The 2011 CEOP assessment published evidence on 1,875 cases of ‘localised grooming’ that took place over a period of up to seven years.”

        http://www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/resourcesforprofessionals/sexualabuse/identifying_sexually_exploited_children_wda85119.html

        “Grooming” rapes have been going on in every town in the country which has a sizable Muslim population for 30 years. That’s thousands of girls.

      • Colin

        OK, good question.

        So, what number is acceptable, then?

      • Graeme S

        Every Local Paper in Britain

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      “Unless you reside in UK you shouldn’t be eligible to comment on UK publication sites for Internet correspondents.”
      Care to comment, cross?
      Jack the Japan Alps Brit, currently on the third world Asia backpacker trail

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    “You may have been born in Britain, have all-British parents and hold a British passport, but you’re not really British.”
    Or so I’m endlessly told by the local cyber stalking nutter. But Mad Jock only differs by degree to a significant minority of Brits.
    Face it, racism runs through Britain like Blackpool through rock.
    Jack, Pokhara, Nepal

    • crosscop

      If it did, Jack – there would not be any foreigners living here. Like every other white Western nation, the British are terrified of being “racist.” Non-white countries don’t have that problem. Can you imagine a Tokyo in which the Japanese had allowed themselves to become a minority? Can’t see the Russians giving up Moscow without a fight, either.

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        Japan sidesteps that problem by not issuing passports to non-Japanese. Very few exceptions to this. So you never hear, “You may hold a Japanese passport, but you’re not Japanese.”
        You’ve made a rod for your own back, Britisher pals.
        Jack, …

        • crosscop

          And don’t we know it. How anyone can vote for the Establishment Party which has brought about this state of affairs is beyond me. The Japanese must think we are quite insane.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            I suspect Japan uses Britain’s immigration policy as a case study. A case study in how not to run an immigration policy.
            The notion of granting citizenship and voting rights to immigrants would be abhorrent to the Ministry of Justice, who assume immigrants come to Japan to work, and finally return enriched by the experience. Which goes a long way to explain why I keep running into Japanese speaking taxi drivers in Colombo.
            Jack, Nepal

        • Cyril Sneer

          I didn’t, the government who doesn’t act on my behalf and without any remit did.

          So this time around I guess the Japanese are not racist?

    • Cyril Sneer

      Stay in Nepal.

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        They say travel broadens the mind. So no chance of running into a narrow-minded git like you in downtown Kathmandu, Cyril? Well, that’s a break.

        • Cyril Sneer

          Assume much Jack? Do I fit a stereotype? Or is it really you that is the stereotype?

          I lived in South Africa for 5 years during apartheid.

          When you hand out British passports like confetti then you get unBritish people doing unBritish things ooh like joining an Islamic Jihad and becoming a suicide bomber… you know, that sort of thing.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Not my problem, Cyril. Suggest you take the necessary steps to ensure it’s no longer yours.
            Jack, the resident abroad Brit

          • Cyril Sneer

            “Suggest you take the necessary steps to ensure it’s no longer yours.”

            Move away you mean? You may hate Britain and as such you are not British. Unlike you, I love this country.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Patriotism is so last season, Cyril. It’s highest bidder time.

          • Cyril Sneer

            At least we understand each other – you agree that you should not be considered British, and that you dislike any idea of nation. Like I said, you’re not British.

            And, like I also said, stay in Nepal.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            So you’re saying you left SA when Apartheid ended? And fetched up where, Britain? There was always the rest of the world to consider.
            Jack, …

          • Cyril Sneer

            “So you’re saying you left SA when Apartheid ended?”

            No, please copy and paste precisely where I said that?

            I was born in Britain, lived in SA for a time, left before end of apartheid. I’ve been to various places around the world. My point is i’m well travelled so your little assumption about me is well…. wrong.

        • crosscop

          So, Jack – when are the Nepalese planning on becoming a minority in Kathmandu? Any time soon?

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Front runner for the stupidest comment of the month. But it’s a tight field.

          • Cyril Sneer

            Pipped to the post by your inane ramblings… eh Jack the Jap.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Your racism is only exceeded by your stupidity.

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        I don’t require your permission to come or go anywhere, thank you very much. So take your, “Stay in Nepal” comment and shove it up your donkey.
        Jack, the Japan Alps Brit

        • Cyril Sneer

          Stay in Nepal.

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        Hard to find a better example of racism than all the bigots that recommended CS’s racist contribution. He probably means, “Don’t come back to UK”. No fear of that.

        • Cyril Sneer

          Jackthesmilingblack

          Hard to find a better of example of an anti-white racist.

          Don’t come back to the UK Jack.

    • George Smiley

      Clarissa Tan is more British than you, and she was born in Malaya! Half of the time you talk about “Japanese students in UK” [sic], when you are of course talking about your own childhood, thinking that no-one would notice.

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        “Forty-year-old bachelor, living with parents, no car, unemployed and unemployable…” That’s my profile, according to the deranged cyber stalker. This is essentially a personality transference. Unable to confront his own miserable existence as a complete failure, Mad Jock does a scapegoat routine. Assigning me Japanese nationality takes a little research, so still looking for a chink in Mad Jock’s armour. How about it Jock, broad strokes?
        You live in Rochdale, right? So you must know Mrs. Duffy? Or perhaps you are Mrs. Duffy.
        Jack, Nepal

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        It is literally impossible for anyone to be more British than me, as I’m 100 percent British.
        However, it is possible to be more deranged than you. Not much, because you’re balls to the wall, bat $hit insane with your delusional racist claptrap.

        • Fergus Pickering

          Are you sure you are 100% British. You need to trace your ancestry back a bit You never know. Perhaps your great grandmother was a Turk. Or even (aaaargh) Irish.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            DNA the entire country. I’m cool with that. How about you, Jock?

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Even worse, one grandparent came from Yorkshire.

          • Cyril Sneer

            The Japanese one.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Racism only exceeded by stupidity.

        • Cyril Sneer

          You’re a Jap.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Don’t make any holiday plans, Cyril. Because you’re looking at slammer time in politically over correct UK.

  • Cyril Sneer

    Racism is alive and well in this country all thanks to looney left. I can remember a time when to call someone racist was a very serious accusation. Now the r word is tossed around, its meaning diluted by it’s over use. I get accused of being a racist almost every day, and every time I ask why, and I never get a response or any response of any worth.

    Then I see legalised racism supported by the state and the looney left – the contempt of the white race, the desire for us to breed with other races because it’s ‘multi-cultural’, the constant adverts/films/tv programmes that over represent inter-racial relationships and minorities. It is a very natural human desire to mate with ones own race, to have a child who has the same features as you, to continue your family blood line. I had a chinese girlfriend of two years, I never truly had the desire to have children with her because I didn’t want a half oriental child.

    In addition, we have government and media that is simply too afraid to talk about race and other thngs – Islam being another. We have politicians all too willing to discuss EU immigration, but not non-EU migration which is actually more dangerous to us. Simply because EU migration is perceived to be mostly white, whilst non-EU migration is perceived to be mostly non-white. It’s safer to discuss EU migration – a racist label that sticks is one that can ruin ones career.

    Then we have black police officers association, muslim housing association, we differentiate other creeds by pigeon holing them, separating them in definition and label accordingly. Much like African Americans, the name alone seeks to separate them from other Americans.

    Identity politics, identity politics, identity politics – nothing else matters in todays world apparently – if you do not have an accepted victim status label then your views cannot deviate too far from the accepted liberal way of thinking, otherwise you’ll be branded a bigot and racist. But if you have the liberal victim status label then racially derogative language, behaviour will be overlooked because you’re special and not white.

    • Ricky Strong

      Well said.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      “I get accused of being a racist nearly every day…”
      You surprise me. I would have assumed hourly.

      • Cyril Sneer

        Please feel free to backup your accusation with actual real… facts.

        But that’s not what you do is it Jack the Jap?

        • Jackthesmilingblack

          Could manage without the racial slurs, Cyril. But then of course you are a racist.

          • Cyril Sneer

            Jap is not a racial slur. Much like Brit isn’t either.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      Combining emigration with new spouse acquisition makes so much sense when you think it through. Because disenchantment with feminized Britain has to be a major reason for flying the coop. But a word of advice, never bring her back to live with you in Britain, because in no time flat feminism will turn her into the type of person you went international to avoid.
      Jack, …

      • Cyril Sneer

        “Combining emigration with new spouse acquisition makes so much sense when you think it through.”

        Only in a liberal world does it have credence – Feminism has destroyed western women, marriage, the family unit. Previous to that, there was no need to seek a foreign partner.

        • Jackthesmilingblack

          Flash to 21st century reality, Cyril.

          • Cyril Sneer

            You miss my point, in that liberalism and all that it encompasses is the number 1 cause of the destruction of marriage and the family unit. The foundations of our society.

          • George Smiley

            And act like a 40-something, instead like a teenage troll!

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Let’s see: forty-year-old loser, never married, no car, unemployed, living with your dear old mum… You’re actually describing yourself, right Jock?
            This scapegoating is often used by life’s failures with mental health issues.
            Jack, Nepal

      • George Smiley

        “Combining emigration with new spouse acquisition”—the teenage lasses around your boarding school in England turned you down, had they not?

    • Rocksy

      We are only all of equal value as human beings. We are patently not all equal in any other way.

  • George Smiley

    “Anti-racism” is really anti-White, anti-British and anti-Christian self-hate.

    • Raw England

      Exactly.

  • roystonvasey

    “…Malaysia, where I was born, has a constitution which safeguards the
    ‘special position’ of ethnic Malays, such as by establishing quotas for
    entry into the civil service, public scholarships and public education…”

    This is the kind of thing we need in white countries,we need to be in control of the commanding heights,and immigrants need to be aware of it.

    • George Smiley

      The Chinese in Malaysia only complain because there are no guaranteed quotas and other special “positive discrimination” for the Malaysian ethnic Chinese. If the ethnic Chinese had won in the Malayan Emergency, I am sure that the Chinese would not had hesitated in expelling all the Tamils, Thais and Malays to their exile in South Vietnam, Cambodia, Sumatra, Borneo, Thailand and India.

      • ian channing

        “expelling all the Tamils …” Yes, just like they did in Singapore, eh?

    • Fergus Pickering

      I gather that is because the Malays are much stupider and lazier than the Chinese.

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        You said it, I didn’t.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      Which means when you go to buy a train ticket, the window is closed while the Muslim Malay has a pray.
      How sensible is that?

  • Raw England

    Oh yeah. We’re REALLY racist; that’s why we’ve allowed every single one of our cities, including our capital, to be irreversibly colonised by immigrants, who are now the majority in said cities. And yes, when I say ‘immigrant’, I’m referring to non-whites.

    Tell me, Clarissa, would you ever ask this question of China, Africa or the Middle East? Because they allow NO IMMIGRATION, and they allow none of the cancerous multiculturalism into their societies. But then they’re BRAAHN and black, aren’t they, so that’s different isn’t it, Clarissa. Only whites are supposed to accept racial eradication, aren’t we.

    But yes, Britain does have a big racism problem, and its from blacks and Muslims who think its their right to colonise and destroy our country.

    Also you failed the moment you cited British Future, which is funded by, ran by and run for…. well, immigrants. And it totally dismisses the MAJORITY of English, who by MAJORITY very, very strongly oppose immigration, and believe all post-war immigration has been very, very bad for the country. Even the polls on the Leftist BBC Sunday Morning Live showed a huge majority oppose ALL immigration. British Future calls this English majority opinion, ‘Nazi’, ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      Illogical rubbish. HMG facilitates the importation of third world trash while mug punter Brit public resents it in spades. So what are you going to do, vote? Good luck with that. Try civil insurrection.
      Jack, Nepal

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        I hate racist scum like you, Jock. Fortunately your “Wallace and Gromit” dialect nails your feet to the Rochdale ground. Must be painful.

        • Cyril Sneer

          You’re Japanese? Then this doesn’t concern you, sod off.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            I’m not Japanese you $ucking moron. Taking on trust without a shred of evidence the lying assertions of the resident deranged cyber stalker makes you the biggest idiot on these pages, Cyril. But I think we already knew that.
            Jack, Annapurna IV

          • Cyril Sneer

            I think you missed the fact that my comment was tongue in the cheek.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Wrong again, Cyril. I was born British, I’m British now, I’ve always been British, but I’m open to offers. Because if you’re British I don’t want to be. Besides, it’s becoming embarrassing being a citizen of a country that stands accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, supplying chemical weapons to unstable countries …

        • George Smiley

          Is that because Japanese and Oriental folk like you can’t possibly understand? Don’t you have problems in your own Country?

        • George Smiley

          Not British. Not resident in this Country. Kindly sod off.

      • johnnyzooph

        Civil insurrection is on it’s way but not by the white working class. It will be from the Muslim community who demand more rights and say on what goes on in “their” areas as they take over more of our cities. We already have Muslim ghettos in all major cities and it is only a matter of time before the leaders demand Sharia law as it is more compatible with Islam than British law. As they rise up our spineless politicians will bend over backwards to appease them and anyone who opposes this will be vilified as racist.

        • Jackthesmilingblack

          If the immigrant Muslim community rise up in civil insurrection it provides the opportunity to put them down big time.

        • George Smiley

          Beware of agents provacteurs from foreign types, the diversity lobby, the SWP or just from the Lib/Lab/Con!

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        They aren’t voting for you Jock, they’re voting against me. Because Britain is a nation of bullies and hypocrites. So they’d support a raving lunatic rather than someone that tells them an unpleasant truth.
        So how’s the weather in Rochdale. Bet you don’t have a mountain view.
        Jack, Nepal

        • George Smiley

          No, because you are just a stupid idiot! You are never British by blood or by culture anyway, so, if you still want to call yourself British, come back and actually live in British territory. Otherwise, none of this is really any of your business really, geddit?!

    • Colin

      Did you actually read this article?

      Just askin’

    • InquiringMind

      Hi. Actually, you are wrong. Again, I really do not like it when people make things up. I studied Refugees and Asylum Seekers in order to be better informed about immigration etc. EIGHTY PER CENT (80%) of the worlds refugees are hosted by DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. So they DO permit IMMIGRATION and in comparison to countries in Europe facing immigration, their task is GARGANTUAN with considerably LESS RESOURCES to achieve it!

      Furthermore, every country with a colonial heritage is DIFFERENT. Certain countries in WEST AFRICA for example, actually WELCOME the presence of foreigners. They are in awe of Western culture. If you read some forums, you will find that there a many who actually MISS the days of colonial rule! There were far more opportunities then and infrastructure which was created then is now dilapidated.

      This is NOT to say that immigration isn’t an issue and that multiculturalism has proved unsuccessful. I believe assimilation is necessary for a cohesive society. My concern with your comment however, is that you only have an issue with non-white immigration. I think before accepting more immigration there are ethnic tensions and social problems we need to deal with. But that to me seems like a completely different argument from the one you’re making. Yours stems from your xenophobic predilections. All post-war immigration has not been bad for the country.

      Immigrants do contribute financially, e.g. in nursing. The high BME racial composition of nurses in this country is due to the fact the profession is UNDERSUBSCRIBED. Those from richer families or who excelled in school would rather try to become Doctors for the status. Society views nurses as bodily fluid cleaners and pill givers. If you want more whites in the profession, encourage your sons and daughters to get the qualifications necessary to be a nurse. This would require EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND a WILLINGNESS to accept that your advice and assistance will often be regarded by patients as ‘INFERIOR’ to that of a Doctor.

    • globalcitizen2222

      Majority of immigrants in uk are political refugees…asylum seekers ..and Uk takes them in selectively after a lot of abuse and harrassment ..that too if they can use them in some way and show the world how tolerant and acceptng they are. Whoever posted this stupid comment doesnt know that UK is still a predominantly white country with less than 10% foreigners living there…go check our facts before you open your mouth,

  • Gwangi

    Racism is an industry and it is in the interests of people who profit from that industry to exaggerate racism and to assert that race, and not for example social class, is the main factor in underachievement etc.
    Britain is the least racist country/culture I know; if one compares to China, Asia, Africa, Russia, and many other places, we have practically no racism – in those lands, you cannot be a native unless you share the majority skin colour, and culture/religion. Oddly, the less racist Britain has become, the more an industry has expanded to fight racism – it always reminds me of how the presence of diet coke and low fat meals over the last 30 years seems to have coincided with a massive increase in obesity…
    Identity politics obsesses about race, making it central to everything. But correlation does not equal causation.
    When one looks at who came to this country and where they came from, and what social class they belong/ed to, one can clearly see that this is the main factor in educational success. Most Jamaicans, Pakistanis. Bangladeshis do badly at school – the immigrants were uneducated lower classes (and often the Asians do not want girls to be educated too, forcing down educational success further as an average); by contrast, Indians were often richer and professional class, and so they lack that lower-class underachieving segment, which is why on average their school results are better than those of whites.
    I know many from ethnic minorities are very racist indeed – how many Asian families would want their daughter marrying a black man or an atheist white man? That however is always ignored because the rule seems to be: only white people can be racist and should be permanently apologetic about it.
    I also know some members of ethnic minorities who play the race card for all its worth and who owe their careers to their skin colour; 2 of these people work on TV and got their gigs thanks to racism – or ‘positive action’, as it’s known – which gave them unfair advantage over other, maybe better, white candidates. Just watch Channel 4 news – where half of the trainees now have to be ethnic. The BBC is even worse. Merit is not what they want – skin pigment is the way forward for any ambitious youngster, so maybe get out that make-up and claim Romany ancestry or something to get a foot in the media door?

    • sarahsmith232

      Every single scholarship in Uni’s is directed towards those that can tick a minority box. Extra added bonus points for asylum seekers. The students ability is really of no great consequence, just their ability to fill minority quotas. We’re 4yrs into a mainly Tory gov’ and we’re still living in Labour’s UK.

      • greatbiglizard

        Or, as it’s more commonly known, “Britain”

      • Gwangi

        Yes, that seems to be true, though we are not as bad as the USA – yet. Over there, affirmative action has led to many poorer whites feeling the full force of racism – all done in the name of equality.
        I do wish those who practice racial discrimination would have the guts to admit it, rather than hiding under the cloak of equality and diversity. Unfair discrimination is just that, no matter what the motive or the colour of the victim.
        Conditional offers at unis too are often made with ethnic factors in mind – it looks good and helps meet ‘widening participation’ targets to let black/Asian students in with lower grades than whites, because the assumption is always wrongly made that ALL ethnic minority persons are somehow disadvantaged and ALL whites are advantaged. A quick stroll around poor white areas – or a quick wander around the ethnically diverse classrooms of Eton and Harrow – would make anyone see that is an utterly asinine assumption.

        • calichick

          This is 100% false. White women in America benefit from Affirmative Action more than any other group. Affirmative Action has never helped minority people as they are held to even higher standards just to ‘prove’ they can compete with white people even though this is evident

          • Bill-D

            Again, Liberal half-lies. The White Woman in the USA does benefit from Affirmative Action. The totally BS idea that minorities are not helped is a total LIE. If it did not help the minorities get jobs, get admittance, get promotions, get the ole “leg up” then why has it not been done away with? The minorities don’t have to prove anything. Show up, with your black skin, and get your government job.

      • Neil Saunders

        A Tory government in name only (actually, a Coalition with the LibDems, which should give you a bit of a clue). From New Labour to Blue Labour: the same old PC, but now with added austerity.

      • Mama

        And you have a problem with that – why exactly? ‘cos it isn’t fair? Well nor was slavery or colonialism or … but you’ll only complain when it’s white people affected. White is so much the problem not everyone else.

    • Cyril Sneer

      Great post, really good observations made in this post – I can see you’ve had first hand experience and you know the truth, not the liberal anti-white propaganda.

      • Gwangi

        Yes, I do have first hand experience.
        I know how recruitment processes work, and how there is unofficial ‘affirmative action’ in the UK, which is strictly illegal (though having race or gender quotas for training placements is legal in the UK).
        The great irony is that very many black and Asian people are very well-off and well-connected; just look at the private schools which seem 20% ethnic. Yet these privileged people get even ore privilege when white people are discriminated against to give them extra opportunities.
        If one uses merit alone as a criterion, then some fields will be majority white. Why is that an issue? The diversity fetish is not one I worship, so I do not believe every single committee should parachute in ethnic seat-fillers and exclude better white people for what are just racist reasons.
        Most racism in the UK is fabricated, I think, because people are motivated to cry racism for career and financial reasons. Not to say there isn’t some – but really, there is hardly any these days. Except the discrimination against white people in the workplace re recruitment – and it is working class whites who are the real losers here.

        • calichick

          You don’t understand why diversity is important? I weep for you..

          • Bill-D

            I can’t understand why you don’t get that most honest, rational people want the best qualified for the job. Does somehow having people that are different colors really mean anything? If so, please explain. I LAUGH at you.

          • Jackytan

            You are in need of psychiatric help.

      • AlAssadSyria

        He thinks non white people can be English, HE IS anti-white

    • Tom M

      I agree with your post entirely but can I say that you are using the term racist in the politically correct sense of the word.
      Racialism is the word that attaches to the dislike of someone from a different race.
      Racism is a PC word that gets trotted out and bandied around to cover anything you say about anyone else usually to shut down a debate they don’t like.

      • Gwangi

        I agree with that; the point was made by my old politics teacher in 1987!

        However, I think that the word ‘racism’ has replaced the word ‘racialism’, for better or for worse.

        A bit like how ‘mixed race’ (such a vague phrase) replaced ‘half-caste’ or ‘coloured’; though these days ‘mixed-race’ is infra dig: ‘dual heritage’ is the new right-in term! The race industry gets so het up about such terms, which is replaces every decade or so, before it pompously accuses those who still use the previous unacceptable terms (which the race industry itself made up) of racism by using them!

        • Icebow

          Racism isn’t in any of my dictionaries, I think, but then they are rather old. I prefer racialism since I regard racist as specifically Leftard term (and tool, as indicated by Tom M).

          Commenters here will surely be interested in this:

          http://europenews.dk/en/node/76944

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Invest in a new dictionary, something later than that Oxford 1911 edition.

          • Icebow

            No.

    • AlAssadSyria

      You are a moron.

      Being native means being native, a non English person will never be native in the UK just like I would never be native in Africa.

    • Mama

      So – you’re white then!

      • Jackytan

        And proud of it!

    • Cristalexi

      White supremacy uses token black people to create hatred towards black people.

      • LeBalt

        It is rather an outcome of the (many) blacks behaviour. BTW If you feel so badly here, why do not go back to Africa?

        • Cristalexi

          The “behaviour” you speak of is a creation of Europeans. For example, I’ve never come across black people speaking in the weird made up “black language” that is often seen on tv. All the black people I know speak exactly the same as the white people I know – this is “black behaviour” made up by Europeans to make black people appear to be “different” so they can justify their hatred.

          Also, going back to Africa would benefit Africans more than Europeans as it is Europeans that need Africans and Asians to maintain their countries as Europeans won’t do certain jobs – it would be interesting to see how that works out with nobody doing those jobs. Furthermore, presumably your talk of going back to Africa would also mean Europeans would no longer benefit from African resources – this is the real reason why Europeans allow immigration because if they didn’t they wouldn’t be able to continue stealing other countries’ resources.

          • LeBalt

            This is simply not true that Europeans need help from Africans in maintaining Europe. We’re able to do all our work and more. Always. About the myth of “stealing resources”: 1. they pay for them, 2. Africans doesn’t need them at all; without whites these resources have no value at all, 3. Africa got only ~4% of world’s resources. Very modest share. Africans brings more trouble to Europe, cause much more losses than the whole ‘stealing other countrie’s resources’ business is worth.

          • Cristalexi
          • Cristalexi

            They don’t pay for them- if they did Africans would have more wealth. The fact that they are so poor is evidence that they are being stolen from.

            And why can’t Europeans get resources from Europe? Why do they have to go to Africa to get them? You can’t stipulate that black people all go back to Africa and then say it’s OK for Europeans to go to Africa and take resources. It just won’t work. Europeans would never tolerate Africans and Asians going to Europe and taking their resources. So why should Africans and Asians tolerate it?

      • Jackytan

        Blacks have no reason or right to occupy Europe go back and enjoy your third world slum.

        • Cristalexi

          I totally agree. Let’s send everyone back to their own countries and watch Europe collapse like a house a cards. With no immigrants to do the menial tasks and no resources from Africa and Asia – in fact no interference at all from Europeans – the situation would be completely different. How do you think these countries became “third world”? They weren’t ” third world” until Europeans stepped on their shores. And why did Europeans do that? Because European countries were in a bad way and their governments/kingdoms sent people like colombus and other so-called “explorers” to Africa, Asia and other places to steal their resources which created the illusion of becoming “first world” countries.

  • Terry Field

    We is all Rastas now.
    Isn’t it!?!

  • Craig Bauer Melson

    it still is a problem- not a big one, but still is an issue… look at stop and search figures and the way police treat black people!

  • Mick of Orpington

    see http://www.theeuroprobe.org 2013 – 043 The EU Coudenhove Kalergi Plan which is to erase the English and English culture (and French,Dutch etc etc)

  • Vera Chok

    I know what you mean about being uncomfortable with groupings and how things are muddied because of the fear of being un-PC, but I worry about the stance i.e. it’s more racist elsewhere, what we have here isn’t racism. Yes, there are areas in the county where people don’t feel as segregated by race, but they are rare. I have travelled through Britain and very much felt in danger depending on which street I walk down. I have been shouted at in London, in both “nice” areas and not. I experience deep-rooted, quiet racism EVERY DAY as well. It’s something that comes in and our of focus depending on whether I slow down to think about it.

    I confess that, due to my personal discomfort about being in groups, I react against any labelling, but I also recognise that this is the bumpy period where oversimplification is working itself out. So I do support the groups who are working hard to draw our attention to inequality. I am interested in inequality across the board – gender, class, age, race, sexual orientation etc. etc. I believe that human beings make sense of the world by categorising, but it’s extremely important to have a look at this and see when it is we let that affect our actions.

    • Cyril Sneer

      ” I experience deep-rooted, quiet racism EVERY DAY as well.”

      Experience it or just use it as an excuse?

      I have little sympathy for those who deliberately play the race card.

  • Knives_and_Faux

    Lee Jasper is a racist and has carved a career out of it, not bad for a bloke with an IQ of 87.

  • D Whiggery

    ‘Racism’ is just ‘Culturalism by proxy. No-one dislikes someone of a another race, just because their skin is a different colour, they dislike what they think that race represents, for whatever reason. That’s why a multi-racial country is perfectly possible and why a pluricultural cultural country can open minds and break down barriers. However a multicultural country is a contradiction in terms.

    Once countries stop being geographical representations of a more or less homogeneous culture (albeit with some pluralism within it) they stop being countries.

  • makeda

    Is you dumb, is you dillusional? Before you write an article perhaps you should think to interview ethnic minorities especially black people first, because when I experienced first Hand racism last year and nothing was done about it, where were you???

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      Are you …

    • Fergus Pickering

      What happened to you? Tell all. Were you rapes? Struckto the ground and clubbed? Or was someone a bit rude?

    • Cyril Sneer

      “Is you dumb, is you dillusional?”

      Do you speak English?

      You called a white person a cr cker and weren’t expect something similiar in return?

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    When Christopher Hitchens first obtained US citizenship, he greeted audiences with, “My fellow Americans”, and always received an enthusiastic response. No one said, “You may have a US passport, but you’re not really American.”
    Japan where I reside as a resident abroad Brit (suck it up, Jock) side steps this issue by essentially not granting Japanese nationality to anyone who is not Japanese.
    Britain on the other hand encourages immigrants, many totally unsuitable, and then with indecent haste ensures they have the right to vote in UK local and national elections. While for me as a Brit resident in Japan, voting in a UK election is essentially impossible.
    So no taxation without representation, HMRC.
    Basically it’s Game Over Britisher pals. Either fly the coop and seek your fortune in the colonies, or keep taking it in the donkey. No prizes for guessing which option the vast majority of you risk averse losers are going to opt for.
    Jack, currently in Nepal

    • Charles_Dilkes

      Risk averse? What a dummy.

      • Jackthesmilingblack

        Takes a certain amount of moral courage to fly the UK coop. “For two pins I’d emigrate.”
        Oh sure.

  • Terry Song

    Did spectator hire this sorry excuse of a journalist to produce this sort of rubbish for entertainment purpose? The previous 2 articles from Tan, her ‘valuable’ opinion on Top Gear and her wishful thinking for a hawkish Japan, all as execrable as this one.

    • Fergus Pickering

      Bollocks. Clarissa is my pin-up.

  • zakisbak

    “Racist!” is the new “Heretic!”.

  • Charles_Dilkes

    You’re confusing a pretty general apathy (people literally can’t be bothered to march and protest) with an acute, and explicit cosmopolitanism. I don’t think it’s sufficient to conclude the later at all from the limp-wristed response towards EDL marches.

    Put it this way: as a conceptual point, do you suppose that if the Government passed a decree that deported all Pakistani Muslims from the country that you’d see riots and protests, from a majority of whites, against the edict? Do you believe there’d be civil disobedience on a mass scale orchestrated by whites of all classes (not just politicised middle class) in support of the deportees?

    I think you’d really be stretching the parameters of reality if you think there would be. There just isn’t any evidence for this cosmopolitan mentality that you suppose is so ubiquitous. People live parallel lives and just get on with their daily business; it doesn’t amount to any affection for the ‘other’ (however defined).

  • Charles_Dilkes

    Prejudice & racism are obviously difference by racism is a prejudice.

    And racism isn’t ‘prejudice plus power’ – that’s how you define it, but we have no reason to accept that definition as sacrosanct.

  • Fergus Pickering

    Good article and very true. I would not be happy if my daughter married a muslim. But then I would not be happy if she married a Mormon or a member of the Irish Republican Army.

    • Charles_Dilkes

      Is it true though? I see these points bandied about all the time but it’s supposition based upon pretty poor reasoning: is it really sufficient to conclude that, by and large, Britons are a cosmopolitan bunch because hardly anybody bothers to turn up on an EDL march?

      The polls, equally, are dubious: on a such a value loaded question, who’s going to affirm some the prejudices asked about in the polling?

      The only empirical evidence that’s pretty clear to see is the sharp demarcation of localities along broadly ethno-(religious) lines. That doesn’t scream inclusiveness to me, but rather division.

      As I said below, the government could issue some edict tomorrow expelling all Pakistani Muslims and I doubt anybody (the majority of whites) would care either way (or at least care enough for civil disobedience). It’s the story of largely apathetic parallel lives.

      • Bonkim

        Spot on – looking at it seriously do you think there is much social mixing even amongst indigenous Britons apart from some localised interest groups? Most people regardless of origin and culture live in voluntary apartheid. Apart from togetherness in poverty or war, the British social scene was the Club (upper classes) or the local (working classes) or the Church/allotment, etc for rural folk) apart from work place and family interactions.

        With growth of single unit families and fast pace of life seclusion has increased along with community interactions. look at the attendance at local parish meetings for example. Even within family, there is wide separation of interests and interactions.

        Then again due to mobility individuals may be part of various groups widely separated.

        The pre-WW2 communities were essentially stuck within close proximity, mobility was low, work, shopping, and most life experiences were local and shared – don’t look for that kind of community any more – state social security and officialdom have largely replaced the previous close knit social and economic networks.

        People just don’ have the time any more to gossip with their neighbours.

        • alexander

          “The pre-WW2 communities were essentially stuck within close proximity, mobility was low”

          There was more mobility in the industrial revolution in the 19th century than today.

          You had to move to the work to survive, there was less government support back then so it was a question of survival.

          • Bonkim

            quite so – but once they went into industry locations, most were housed in company towns and as you say security meant security within the local communities. People helped each others more as they understood the needs of their fellow travellers. Settled is a relative term – people are always coming together and separating continuously. Even in private estates today there is an average 10 to 20% turn over of people. In relation to that pre-war people tended to stay for many decades and bonded more closely with each other.

    • Bonkim

      That is absurd – she has a choice and only Muslims control what their sons and daughters do or who they marry..

      • Rocksy

        Bonkim, every time you post, you reduce the sum of human knowledge.

        • Bonkim

          Doubt if you will lose much given what little you have.

        • Cyril Sneer

          I blame his mother.

      • Fergus Pickering

        I did not say I would stop her. I said I would not be happy. And if you are being honest, neither would you.

    • Jackthesmilingblack

      “Give me the Irish Republican Army
      Give me the green, white an gold every tine …”
      Sing it for yourselves, lads.

  • AlAssadSyria

    The indigenous population of the UK is being destroyed every single year.

    THAT’S racism.

    Only in the eyes of the far left does white people not wanting to go extinct count as racism.

    I am not demanding white supremacy in Africa or Asia, I am demanding that my people don’t die out in our own homelands.

    Can anyone give a serious argument as to why that is racism? of course not.

    • Bonkim

      With a name like that even I will discriminate against you. Assad Syria needs to be bombed out of his hole and if found alive drawn and quartered – that is not racism – plain justice.

      • AlAssadSyria

        Do you support or oppose white genocide? that is the real issue here.

        • Bonkim

          Absurd question – why should I support genocide of any group? White/black/brown/yellow a – all same and you must be living in the land of paranoia in constant fear.

          • HarryHalifax

            Race-replacement, as a deliberate act of government, IS a form of genocide. Its non-violence does not disqualify its consequence.

          • Bonkim

            Haven’t you got anything to distinguish you apart from race? All through history people from different ethnic groups rose up to be top dog – it is called lifecycle theory – get real -human evolution through history shows race has no influence on superiority intellectually or in terms of of evolutionary survival.

            You must be really thick to assume that any particular race today does nor change with time.

            Many other races are superior to the Europeans in terms of intellect and educational attainments. What brought Europeans to the front (the Mongols, Indians, and Chinese were in their turn the forerunners in history) was their aility to adapt and change and disconnect their social organisation from blind religion.

            Christendom in the dark and medieval periods was little different from the back ward Islam and Taliban of today.

            Race had nothing to do with it. Those who venture out succeed – yesterday – and same today.

            Sitting on your race whatever it is would put you in a dark hole – blaming others for your being an idiot.

          • saffrin

            The Mongols?
            What like Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun?

          • Bonkim

            Quite so – they were the superpower of the early part of second Millennium. They developed technology, battle strategy, and fast communications and managed to rule over much of Asia and Eastern Europe. They were the winners of their age.

            Same as the Empire builders from Britain, and Europe in the latter parts of the Millennium who dominated history in the past three hundred years and now waning.

          • saffrin

            They lived in tents, had expert horsemanship and the only reason they won anything was because they were a million strong and could shoot an arrow accurately from horseback.

            Genghis Khan’s army were no more technologically advanced than Attila the Hun’s over a thousand years previously.

          • Bonkim

            That is the point – they could adapt and change as needed, had the strength of the fast moving aggressor – not unlike the German Panzers in WW2.

            Don’t forget Arabs were the traders of the era communicating science and technology from India and China, and the Central Asian Mongols although termed barbarians had control of the silk trade and access to the technology, more importantly organisational expertise.

            Kublai Khan the successor to Chenghis was the epitome of civilisation and organisation of the times. He was also a shrewd negotiator.

            Allegiance to Islam was nominal and for convenience; success of civilisations is more social organisation, communications, and political strategy – note similar strengths helped European expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries. M

            Much of European technologies evolved from the alchemy of the Arabs and Mathematics and metal workig, and other technologies from India and China. Throwing away the cloak of blind religion and discovery of new lands and resources enabled no-risk experimantation that brought the industrial age.

            Conversely the old civilisations – China, India, and the Arabs declined as they went into their holes, and blind religious and social oblivion.

            That was the point – human society is in continuous evolution – those that manage to adapt and change survive – others go extinct – today’s Italians are a comic reflection of the mighty Romans that conquered most of Europe and North Africa.

      • saffrin

        So, the man on the telly has convinced you Assad is guilty even though the Syrian atrocities have the hallmark of Islamists.

        • Bonkim

          Don’t need telly Saffrin – not sure what your motives are for taking the side of a genocidal maniac unless you are a Shia Muslim batting for your side.

          • saffrin

            Assad is being fitted up for crimes he didn’t commit for the same reasons Gaddafi was.
            That being, to create disharmony leaving their country’s open to Western capitalist takeovers.

          • Bonkim

            Utter rubbish – Assad Senior did similar things but Syria was a closed state then and not much news leaked out. The Russians were still their friends – don’t also forget at one time Syria and Egypt were together and Colnel Nasser – a little less virulent. The Arabs were still ignorant and Bedu society and close knit and put up with autocracies thrown at them.

            With the Arab dawn Arbs – Sia and Sunnis are aking why they should be ruled by petty dictators particularly from minority sects. The same story in other Arab states – the Gulf will also explode soon and there my sympathis are with the Shias ruled by the Sunni Autocracies.

            The Middle East is ripe for implosion – major revolution – similar to that which threw out Western oil Imperialists.

          • Cyril Sneer

            “With the Arab dawn Arbs – Sia and Sunnis are aking why they should be ruled by petty dictators particularly from minority sects.”

            You are indeed highly ignorant. Pray tell, what would happen should Assad fall? Who would replace him?

            Did you, like all the other imbeciles, tout the arab spring as a bid for democracy and ‘freedom’, or did you see it like the rest of us as nothing more than a sick joke and golden opportunity for the jihadi’s to get their foot in the door?

          • Bonkim

            Don’t speak like an idiot or you will be treated like one –

            1 why should a minority group rule over the vast majority by force – Shia or Sunni – the same in some of the Gulf States – at least they are not killing hundreds of thousand there.

            Politics are always influenced by ideas and those that have wealth/military power.

            Keeping Assad in power will not achieve your objectives. The Christians would be seen as siding with the murderer and war criminal and will be eliminated when the opposition comes to power – they are ruthless in those parts.

            If I was a minority – the last thing I would do would be to side with the tyrants – ultimately they will be the losers – don’t forget the Shia/Sunni blood feud has been going for centuries and you are a naive idiot with little understanding of history or human behaviour.

          • Cyril Sneer

            So you’re a Sunni muslim batting for your side?

          • Bonkim

            who cares Sunni or Shia – evil needs to be eliminated. The Jihadists for one may be doing the right thing although their motives may be anti-Shia.

            Don’t let your pro-Christian minority sentiments delude you into supporting the Syrian Hitler – Assad is evil goes against human principles. Better to deal with a few hundred Christian refugees compared with the millions now living in the desert – assuming that is your point.

          • saffrin

            You are an idiot Bodkin. If they told you black was white you’d believe it.

          • Bonkim

            White is a mixture of all colours and black absence of any colour – no light.

            Quite happy to Assad’s demise in due course. Even the Israelis think Assad is bad. But of course paid agents of the Assad family in Britain – or should I say sleeping cells – fifth columnist you write reasonable English.

          • saffrin

            How long before you’re old enough to be employed in Britain legally?

          • Bonkim

            Well before you I think.

        • Cyril Sneer

          Indeed, there is more evidence linking that last chemical attack to the jihadists then there is to Assad.

      • Cyril Sneer

        Strange, Assad is just another secular dictator out of favour and out of time as dictated by the west and their Sunni friends. It’s also equally strange how minorities seem to want to fight for Assad, or should I say in reality, fight for Assad for survival, rather than fight for the Sunni Jihadists and get exterminated when Assad falls.

        I see a secular dictator although a tyrant, is still someone vastly better than the genocidal Jihadi’s…. tell me, have you actually given any thought as to what would happen if Assad fell? Is it just like Libya, get rid of the dictator, leave a power vacuum to be filled by extremist Islam, wash your hands and walk away.

        • Bonkim

          I don’t give a damn – can’t tolerate murderers that indiscriminately kill hundreds of thousand of civilians and make millions refugees. Prepared to do a pact with the devil himself to get rid of a greater evil.

          Extrem Islam is an idea and the idea will get worse if war criminals like Assad get away with what they are doing. The rule of law has to weigh one evil with the other – you can deal with the Islamist rabble later – they are just rabble and can be got rid off easily – Assad is a part of organised crime supported by Russia – hence more evil and likely to continue with their evil ways.

          Don’t let anti-Islamic sentiments push you to support evil. How do you know Assad is secular?

    • jon

      Well her English is better than yours – she would probably pass the citizen test but I am not sure that your English would make the grade.

      “Only in the eyes of the far left does white people not wanting to go extinct count as racism.”

      I think you meant to say something along the following lines.

      “Only in the eyes of the far left DO white people who do not WANT to become extinct count as racists.”

      Mine is far from perfect but it is at least now a reasonable line of English.

  • maria

    I´m sorry but I´m a spaniard who has lived there 2 years, One in London and one in Norwich. Caucasian, And I have felt all the “racism”, disdain and prejudices of the british. And I have never been offered same laboral conditions

    • AlAssadSyria

      You don’t belong in London you Spanish idiot.

      You don’t get to go to a land that you have zero connection to and demand equal treatment as the natives.

      Go to the massive shit hole that is Spain and try to fix its laundry list of problems before complaining that you aren’t treated well enough in a country that isn’t yours.

    • Cyril Sneer

      Mass immigration tends to p ss people off.

      Why not consider what the natives think about your presence before writing them off as bigoted – it is their country after all.

    • jon

      Maria, some of the idiots who wrote a reply to your post might consider first the number of British people living in Spain who do not speak Spanish.

      As always the zealot and the small minded bigot has insufficient intelligence and ability to reflect on their own actions.

      A few days ago I say a post from a South Afrian living in the UK moaning about immigrants – talk about irony !

      I am afraid you will never make sense of the mind of a zealot, its all an unfortunate form of tribalism that occupies minds that have little better to do.

      How racist are the British? I am not sure but they do have a fair capacity for inconsistency.

      A British person living in Spain or France who cannot speak the langage is called an Expat whereas many people coming to the UK are called immigrants even if they speak perfect English and have a PhD.

      I took great please in reminding a British couple who had moved to France but spoke no French that they were actually immigrants when they referred to themselves as expats. I was provoked to do so because of bigoted things they had expressed earlier.

      They hated it especially when I made a point of asking them whether they spoke French – ohh when the table is turned it was a joy to watch their faces.

      The one thing a certain type of British person cannot stomach is someone living in the UK who cannot speak perfect English but what happens when the Brit decides to emigrate?

      The British can be a very tolerant nation I am just point out a blinding area of double values.

      I do not for a moment suggest all British people in Spain do not speak Spanish but a lot do not. The one thing that never ceases to amaze me is how tolerant the Spanish are in this respect.

      By the way Maria, your written English is very good, actually better than one of the people who replied to you so at least the future of our language is safe in YOUR hands. I dont plan to go and live in Spain but if I did I would feel very proud if my written Spanish was as good as your English.

  • Fergus Pickering

    The majority of rapists are white males or have you got this wrong? Yes. You have got that wrong.

    • AlAssadSyria

      The majority of rapists might be white males in a country that is over 88% that doesn’t change the completely disproportionate number of Pakis and other third worlders engaged in rape.

      Go to a UK prison and it is at best 50% white

      • itbeso

        Muslims, who make up roughly 5% of the British population as a whole, now make up 13+% of the British prison population

  • Rocksy

    You have spoken some truths. However, this is not about what shade of colour a person is or about how hard they work or whether Non British people think like British people.
    It is about whose home this country and whether or not the people whose home this country is have the right to say who comes to live here.
    It is also about the meaning of ‘tolerant’. It means to ‘TOLERATE’. It doesn’t mean to ‘WELCOME’. Big difference. Because we don’t hurl insults and because we are polite, doesn’t mean we want immigrants here.
    I’m polite to the people who pick up the rubbish each week. It doesn’t mean I want them to move into my guest room. We Brits are very good at masking our feelings which doesn’t mean we don’t have them and doesn’t mean we don’t feel them very strongly. Oriental people, sorry Asian people, have the reputation of being
    We do feel a great deal of anger. Most of it is directed at the people who were given the job of protecting our borders. Which still doesn’t mean we welcome immigrants.

  • france john

    Unless the racism is against Americans & then it’s okay.

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    DNA the entire country. I’m cool with that. Might produce a few surprises, though. Wonder if racist Britain could handle that, starting with the bigots that inhabit these pages.
    Jack, the Japan Alps Brit

    • Charles_Dilkes

      It’s already been done. Copious amounts of research on the genetics of the British Isles.

  • mikewaller

    I cannot help but think that if you are a charming young woman of Chinese or similar ethnicity largely moving amongst the intelligentsia, you are unlikely to meet much racial prejudice, particularly as a massive educational effort has been put into reducing it. The following quote, which I have just dug out of the Internet, suggests that a far better measure of the current state of race relations in the UK is to be found amongst in-comers endowed with far fewer of the graces:

    “The real measure of civilization in any society can be found in the way it treats its most unfortunate citizens”.

    Both Fyodor Dostoevsky & Winston Churchill to whom this quote is variously attributed, meant prisoners; but in this context the immigrant of marginal economic utility better fits the bill.

  • Richard

    I wish I could be as sanguine you miss Tan but the recent murder of Dean Mayley is just one in ever increasing list.

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    At every opportunity, each of us should take the opportunity to hone our intellectual Excalibur: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Cyril Sneer

    “As few black and Asian people in the UK have real power it is a lot
    harder for us to be ‘racist’ in the same way as the mainstream.”

    What a load of rubbish.

    You have the same opportunities as I.

    There is no excuse for racism perpetrated BY ANY COLOUR.

    This BS idea that black people have less opportunities than white is utter utter BS. How many black police officer associations does one need before you realise that some of you suck because you never tried at school, you can’t be bothered to get out of bed to do a real job and your family unit is screwed, your father long gone.

    The rather high ratio of absent fathers, lack of proper role models and the defunct family unit has more to do with the inability for certain members of our society to be not productive than any made up notion of institutional racism – we have politicians of varying race, we have chinese etc who perform well, work hard, and you say racism? Don’t insult me. And in this country of mass immigration and BS political correctness which only leads to ignorant anti-white BS comments like yours.

  • Hybrid Planet

    Thanks for your response CS. Most enlightening. The poor grammar and spelling plus the social insecurities revealed by many who have responded here is very interesting to me. I think I somehow imagined that the Spectator, a great magazine with wonderful writers, (even if I don’t share its political views) would have the sort of readers who are able to land an informed, coherent, literate argument. I mean, take the word ‘sucks’. Really? You couldn’t find a non-American and appropriately British way of expressing that sentiment? Apparently not (sigh).

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    Have you noticed how spec mods will delete your recommendations? Go on,you have, haven’t you?

  • Jackthesmilingblack

    Looks as if my “home truths” submission has hit the cutting room floor.
    You know your problem Britisher pals, you can’t stand criticism.

  • globalcitizen2222

    Chinese dont face much racism in UK…the main racism targets are south asians from India, Pakistan etc. ..even blacks dont face much racism because white british are scared of Blacks….but Indians dont retaliate so they are at the receiving end of racism totally. Many indians in Uk prefer not to complain because so far they felt that its better to live in UK and swallow the abuse than go back to India..however as India is improving more and more Indians are coming forward and rejecting British racism and the UK govt is desperately trying to keep indians out of UK now..they dont see the chinese as a threat but they see Indians as a definite threat. Google “apache indian steven kapur left britain due to racism” – he is a famous british born indian who came out openly about the abuse he has faced as an Indian in UK and left the country for good to move to india with his family…he didnt even want his kids to grow up in such a hostile environment…I would never want to raise my kids in an aggressive violent country like UK either….India is way better for that.

    Either way racism or not..UK is a filthy country now to visit or to live…way tooooo much crime and violence and anti social drunk behaviour…any european country even Poland is a better place to live…at least its not so dangerous…and people have values. The chinese person who wrote this article is firstly a female and women face less racsim anyways than what men face…secondly a majority of chinese women want white men desperately…so their babies are mixed race and look less chinese….sorry thisis not racism its the reality..we all know what big self haters many orientals can be…im not saying all are…but this writer mentions how she despises the typical proud chinese who are too proud of their culture but she prefers to forget her roots and integrate ….im sure she has a white husband already or is desperately looking for one. Britain is not racist? Wake up darling and face the reality…Britain is dripping in racism…50,000 hate crimes a year is the official statistic in UK…in china and india racism is of a different kind…more silly and casual its not violent like uk and as an indian who spent a lot of time in London ask me how much racism i faced and left because i had no interest in putting up with their nonsense…just because the british have strict laws against racism and are open to discussing the issue doesnt make them less racist….they are only tolerant on paper…not in reality…if u were a dark skinned person living in UK u wud know what they think and how they treat u then…how the police watch u everywhere u go…how the immigration authorities detain and question u all the time…and how it is always a battle to prove yourself and swallow your pride to be able to live in that country….After what i faced in Uk i was so traumatised that for three years havent i been able to step back into UK and dont think I ever want to again.

    P.s. ive been to more than 30 countries and lived in five…never did I face the extreme racism i did in UK…nowhere in europe and nowhere else in the world.

    • Lightbulb

      Honestly, I’ve suffered more racism and rudeness in the UK and in the US from Pakistanis–the Anglo Brits have been much more accommodating. After a holiday in England, the US Pakistani customs official literally threw down my bag with my nice laptop in it, and then lied about it after I filed a complaint to her supervisor. As I was leaving, the white American CBP officer commended me for doing it quoting, “she is a pain.” The Pakistanis have much more ‘entitlement’ attitudes than the white Brits and Americans. They could care less about American or the UK–only with what benefits them.

  • ChadMadsen

    Britain is racist as sin. Who are you kidding?

  • Kavi

    Your article is utter non-sense, Britain is the most racist country in the world. Walking on the street they will make sniffing sounds when walking past, on a crowded station if you by mistake come in someone’s way and you apologies then also they will make sure to tell you “f**k off pak***”, the pavement will have enough room for 4 people to pass but they will make it a point to hit you or at least disrupt your walking pattern in some way or the other. On the station there might be enough room for them to pass but they will hit your bag / bag pack.
    Oh and don’t forget the polite type like the man working in my office thinks that all Asians come to the the UK because we want to be on benefits over here.
    Its people like you who encourage this kind of boorish behavior on the streets, and turn a blind eye to the day to day racism and make fun of your own people.

    The best British people are capitalist whose main aim is to make money, and don’t care who works for them in terms of race / religion / whatever.

  • jewelsade

    This is not news, people from many nations across this wonderful world, will tell
    you of thé expérience that individuels have had in dealing with White people globaly.
    White people have been called rasict for narely 1000 years if you no anything about histroy.
    Why?, why will black, brown and many peoples that are coloured have bad thinks to say about White people? I typed in thé word racism on YouTube and most of thé racist and superior talk was again coming from one race of people. And thé VICTIMES of this dirty culturel movement was 7/10 always black or brown. Why do you carry So much hate?, Why do you feel that its ok to abuse other people?, oh no can’t say that because White people have no histroy of being racist at all. When i Can look on thé internet and see pictures of young white women making vidéos poking fun at other women of other races, and then reseach to see if black and brown women are doing thé same, i cannot find 1 video of this. Who are thèse white angles, with very High class?, that Can do no wrong. Jésus no longer needs to bless thé West, we are natually better than everyone else, according to white people. Freedom Will come!!!

  • Coffee Fiend

    Although liberty’s benefits increase along with our commitment to it, liberty’s importance has little to do with the number of people who actually want to use it.

  • The reason that Britain is so race sensitive is that it has a powerful Postmarxist movement. Postmarxism is a form of International Marxism that has moved from the class war to racial conflict as the route to a Marxist dystopia. In this conflict racism is not about the colour of your skin but about whether you are Welsh, Bulgarian or Scots. New Labour were Postmarxist and tangled the whole issue of nationhood up with race and racism. See Why modern anti-racists are racist.

    I blame the Conservative Party for not exposing the way that Internationalist Socialists (like most of the Labour Party) have moved from class to race.

  • Anton Dantes

    Jessica Ennis is less diverse than either of her parents, so this is a contradiction for people who proclaim to be for ethnic diversity is it not? In fact, this is the big scam of the so called liberals and political Left, to turn every country in the world (starting with the most prominent, the USA and UK) into multi-cultures and multi-ethnic societies in order that the rest follow, and the whole world eventually ends up with one global culture and one global human race (under one set of totalitarian laws).

  • Eugene Nyunt

    The author clearly didn’t go to school in this country; furthermore it’s ridiculous to view “racism” experienced by different groups as the same – on one side is historical nastiness and on the other hysteria by say a mob of Anglo idiots abroad. But at least we can all agree that impoverished East Asian farmers won’t travel long-haul to abuse children in Scandinavia.

  • anneke

    It’s pretty bloody simple, actually. My black friend not getting a place to live because the potential landlord/lady looks out of the window, sees she’s black, and doesn’t answer the door. I’ve also been with her when various racist insults have been hurled at her.

    I am white, and I am disgusted at what has been done ‘in my name’.

    Racism against whites? You have no idea what racism means unless you have been denied housing, a job, respect.

  • Sayitaintso

    ;look at her last name Tig.Tong. Tan! I bet she was an Asian Bride to a White man from Europe or Australia!!

  • Harvey Banks

    What a stupid article based on your incredibly narrow and personal viewpoint. Racism for most BLACK people beigins in school with nursery rythmes taught by racist parents, like the type used by Jeremy Clarkson and follows them throughout their lives. 90% just put up with it in silence as the police and the judicial systems are just as racist and have no interest in punishing it, unless it is publicy caught out on ‘You Tube’. We are looked upon with contempt and suspicion, folowed around every store and treated differently at work. No english person likes to be labelled a racist so they deny it exists, bit like the holocaust, but that is taken seriously because it happened to white folk. Your article itself, even though it maybe unitentional,is racist within itself as it denies the nasty racial experiences of others, ever heard of Jim Davidson, Bernard Manning or ‘Blackface’ comedy of ‘The Two Ronnies’ etc!

    Besides you should know how Asians view black people in your own part of the world, and the caste system that still pervades today in India, Pakistan etc, and the recent comments emerging from N.Korea. It is just OK to hate & sterotype certain types of people out of fear or loathing, and that is life in Britiain for most Black people that do not totally deny their heritage or marry in to blend in. Clearly your have never been racially attacked for hours, days or years on end, try walking in the shoes of others before spouting naive nonsense in articles like this.

    • Lightbulb

      The article is extremely narrow and biased! It is as if she herself is ashamed of being in a ‘Black and Minority Ethnic’ status in spite of her being a self-proclaimed “banana”.

      • Harvey Banks

        Almost as if she is proud of that racial slur and others should be too. Singapore has an awful reputation for racism, so her views are not that surprising, although repulsive, when placed in context from her frame of reference.

        • Lightbulb

          I’m mixed African American and Asian American (Chinese-Filipino). I just got back from holiday in the UK & Holland. The white Europeans were extremely friendly and accommodating; it was the American tourists whom I found to be quite obnoxious–and in my experience–quite racist towards me. The Europeans acted the opposite. I was so embarrassed by the American [arrogant] behavior and my “land of the free” country! It was the Europeans who helped me out while the Americans stood by looking at me with disdain, hate and contempt.

  • Mama

    And you are who exactly?

  • Mama

    And you are who exactly?

  • Lightbulb

    Repulsed by falling under ‘Black and Minority Ethnic’? You can’t get any more racist than that! Would a ‘white’ acronym/label make you feel better?! This is spoken from a mixed Chinese & Black woman whom accepts ALL people. I’ve encountered more racism from the Chinese than whites, so perhaps you need to reexamine your traditional Chinese definition of ‘person’ and accept your non-white status.

  • steve kwong

    The Author is ignorant and probably never ventured into the real world. Racism exists and I am getting it from all angles from strangers to neighbours.
    I like Clarissa Tan to really open her eyes. True there are aspects of her article I agree with but equally parts of her article is fantastically naive and frankly trash.

  • One has to wonder what world people like Clarissa live in, this is indeed, a totally ridiculous article !

    Let me get this straight, racism isn’t a problem in Britain … ???

    Okay, well, being a banana, as you put it, you might not experience it, quite like Muslims, or, Ooohhh, that dreaded word, ” Black ” … People do … ???

    So, the … ” Greatest Colonisers “, don’t have an issue with racism ?!?

    So, when exactly did that happen then ?
    A Lord, for crying out loud, some time ago, defined institutional racism, as being what England, in particular, thrives on. The Brits also, clearly, are very clever in who they pick to speak on matters that, are clearly beyond their level of thought, and more importantly, experience, seemingly, like yourself. As an asian of sorts, you should know better than most, that it’s not just the Chinese who take issue with blacks, but pretty much everyone, including blacks ! So, how does England not have a problem with racism … ?

    Absolutely incredible, immigration has what, ” NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE “, you’ve got to be kidding me, why don’t you do some research on the foreign nationals, refused entry into the country, who are people of colour, against say, White Africans, Kiwis or Aussies, if you scratch a lil further than you seem willing to, you might see some disturbing trends.

    There’s so much that needs to dissected in this piece of … ” Wanna be white rhetoric “, but what’s the point, you and your Brit friends are right, People of colour should recognise how lucky they are to have been welcomed into their slave masters home and given some token status that defines an equal footing. However, i’ll leave you with 3 names, check out their stories, Obviously, Stephen Lawrence, Anthony Walker and try Christopher Alder, the now deceased British soldier !
    Then write something …. This article is just … INCREDIBLE.

  • Confuciousricejesus Markandspe

    Hi, this is a very interesting article, I was born in a city called ‘macao’ which is portugese occupied for over 500 yrs, or one of the earliest western colonialism in the east. Maybe so many hundreds yrs mixed up so mixed race and local and portugese can mingle together. But i find Uk had royal influence or hypocrisy political and western media racist and bias culture is still very strong. I work in uk school before, even the teacher bully me regardless the students or some bad parents had physical attack me due to racism. I used to be catholic but church of England (funder of terrible henry the 8) is more widespread than the international catholic church which had catholic school around the world. Gangsters business still everywhere, chavs and illiterate migrants still everywhere. I knew lots of people can’t speak or type english can open their shops or make money. (some illiterate chinese migrants with kids or some old south-east Asian people.) As a scholars, I feel uk did not put education, migrant policy and economic in a same way. In some point, more graduate cannot get the jobs they want, mind u than u’re not white, black, brown or multi-colour. Lots of unpaid works around , people are stereotype (like asian must do food job, Indian or Pakistani are taxi-driver. women do mill shops.) when these industries die out, new generation are doing computer or health care related jobs or supermarkets. I currently live in yorkshire, racist abuse, move house 8 times, robs by teens gang, physical by mental asobs over 5 times. My church friends told me yorkshire can be the worst place to live now. I can see the downturn and stupid people and useless and limited opportunities everywhere. Multiculturalism especially in the current government. Real Sad…..

  • Confuciousricejesus Markandspe

    May be cultural and integration needs more hundreds yr to complete. uk still had a short history of colonialism but political integration is very weak…

  • Joanna

    Ethnic gang banger Stephen Lawrence gets stabbed to death by a rival gang banger, who just so hapened to be white (lets be honest, it could just have easily been another ethnic), it’s decried an act of the most horrendous racism, even though it is anything but.

    1400 white children abused by pakistanis, apparently, it is nothing to do with racism, whatsoever.

    **** THIS COUNTRY!

  • Racial bigotry is an epiphenomenon constructed on the backs of the eugenic movement of the 1600’s & came to prominence during the 17th & 18th century – taking lasting root at the turn of the 20th century and is now a postmodern altar at which the democratic institutions of capitalism use the “NARRATIVE” as a tool to trade in the souls of men…

    It’s called the Hegelian Dialectic where you pit Black v White; Muslim v Christian; Rich v Poor; Right v Left & the list goes on ad infinitum…

    We can choose “LOVE” over “HATE” & togetherness over division – however, we can never be united on the premise of a “FALSE SECURITY” but only on the principles of sound “TRUTH”…

    Britain may appear on the exterior as a “MELTING POT” of multiculturalism but in the under-belly of British society lurks a festering “spirit” reminiscent of the days of Charles Dickens – a Dickensian ” tale of two cities” waiting for a match to be lit that could spark an ominous fire that could make the fires of London a bonfire night spectacle!!!

  • Philip

    Dear Clarissa Tan,

    I have to disagree with you – I don’t know how long you’ve lived in the UK for but I was born half-white/half-oriental and have lived in northern England for 20 years out of 40 years of my life and I even still have a “pretentious Anglo accent”(despite this I still enjoyed receiving some mr Yunioshi impressions when I was growing up), being mixed gives me a unique perspective from both sides of the fence while belonging to neither.

    In the 80’s the racialism was much more overt than it is nowadays(think brick thrown through your window, not someone singing kung-fu fighting…) but it still exists in much more subtle forms. Now, I am in no way trying to say everyone in Britain is racialist but I would say roughly 25% of my personal experiences between 1980-2013 involved some form of negative racialism – a large enough percentage to take the issue seriously, I find it faintly insulting that you dismiss the issues that victims of racialism face in the UK(be they white, yellow, black or any other colour).

    Furthermore, your argument of ‘some other countries are far more racialist so just suck it up’ is pretty lame too. The countries you mentioned have never been world-spanning empires like Great Britain. China and Japan in particular have been mostly insular over the past centuries. Learn some history if you don’t know why that has led to people from ex-colonies choosing to come and live in the UK.

    Yes, I do believe immigration has been a total mess over the past 10-20 years but we should focus our ire on the weak and pathetic politicians who made it so, not on the migrants.

    What it boils down to is that Britain is now a society composed of many minorities and a (shrinking)majority, of course there will be racial tensions – but we should be working on ways to improve what we are stuck with, and we can’t do that by pretending it’s not an issue can we?

  • Jasmine

    racism ,colonialism, fascism, sexism, classism, feminism, imperialism ,jim crows law,segragation apartheid are inventions by whites and non whites don’t have the systemic power to be racist. also institutionalized racism is alive and well in America and Kanata stolen native lands which whites need to get the fk out of. besides that whites also invented color bars in Britain and concentration camps. learn your god damn history stupid white idiots!

  • Jasmine

    nobody gives a damn what whites have to speak because you brought problems to every race and need to quit mocking exploiting ,demonizing,slandering,oppressing,dehumanizing everyone of color gee I doubt all other races could be lying considering they don’t have problems with each other as vast as they have had numerous issues with whites now we know who the root of the problem truly is.

  • Jasmine

    you don’t like colored people then that’s too bad because you shouldn’t have looted lied and massacred other races ON THEIR OWN LANDS as for the generation of whites today you are racist against every race especially blacks and south Asians we have been noticing this . south Asians are the most peaceful race and hold more credentials and validity than any whites handsdown so whatever you state you can go to hell and talk to a fkn wall we don’t give a rats A what you think . you don’t like colored people then get out of colored planet because the planet was non white in Europe and the caucas region to be very blunt and honest. any Aryan east indian would tell you that as they are the most ancient people other than blacks.oh ya and Aryans are not white either you fkn losers quit stealing hindu Indians culture which isn’t anything to do with you white turds you are mlecchas.whites are nothing but a shadow of trying to emulate other races in their cultures as the swastika doesn’t even belong to whites it originated in india (Vedic-svastika) same with the invention of the shampoo (Vedic champoo) whites are liars and nothing but suffer inferiority complex disorder not even the revolution of earth was founding by Copernicus it was Aryabhatta 1000 years before Copernicus rediscovered it in 1543. Aryabhatta stated that the earth revolves around the sun in 5th century (400-500 ce)just as the laws of gravity wasn’t Isaac newton it was Bhaskaracharya a indian astronomer 1200 years before newton rediscovered it whites are caught up in their BS fkn LIARS!

  • Jasmine

    whites are always oppressing other races if you so smart then hw come the first university in the entire world was India (Takshashila university located north west region of IndiA0

  • Jasmine

    what did whites bring ? oh ya diseases,being a homo,feminism,infidellity,non monogamy,alimony golddigging,unsanitary standards, lies,mizery and a nuissance to disturb and exploit every races walk of life, culture ,and religion.

  • Jasmine

    whites have colonized 90% of the globe and british certainly don’t have any say in anything because they are the worst parasites on the planet I hope you get nuked or beheaded everyday from now on by islamists you deserve it and pain before your death.

  • Guest

    I may be a pure Chinese, but I am a coarse-face. An inhomogeneous. I am a pure Chinese by Swedish, and Aboriginal descent. You would think an inhomogeneous could benefit no one, but there are still babies out there born with lethal genes. I am one of a kind so that I can save these babies.

  • Guest

    I may be a pure Chinese, but I am a coarse-face. An inhomogeneous. I am a pure Chinese with Swedish, and Aboriginal descent. You would think an inhomogeneous could benefit no one, but there are still babies out there born with lethal genes. I am one of a kind so that I can save these babies.

  • Eugena Lieu

    I may be a pure Chinese, but I have a coarse-face. An inhomogeneous. I am a pure Chinese by Swedish, and Aboriginal descent. You would think an inhomogeneous could benefit no one, but there are still babies out there born with lethal genes. I am one of a kind so that I can save these babies.

  • steve kwong

    Racism is all over in london. This includes prejudices. Clarissa Tan. You have written the dumbest article I have read for along time. Go get a life. You are plainly ignorant and have lived in a sheltered. I dont ever want to hear your work because you do a disservice to all chinese humanitarian cause in london.

    Stupid woman

  • masscoruption

    Racist is code for anti white.minorities should not have a say in anything political,this should remain a white majority country.why did immigrants want to come here in the first place,to change a way of life, no,but to get away from a way of life.genociding white Europeans is not going to solve the immigrants problems.fight Marxism destroy Marxism.

  • Bob

    The stance of being offended is the new inverse power politics – it’s the oft mentioned culture of complaint going turbocharged. To grasp the scale of it, is to grasp the full reality of the Rotherham scandal. The Labour party, that was built to defend working class interests, allowed out of both political correctness and outright political fear, a mass of ethic Pakistani’s to abuse, en masse, underage white working class children from often under privileged home for a decade. Lets just clarify that, the very people who the party was constructed to advocate for in first instance.
    The police and social services under the Labour jurisdiction failed to engage in any meaningful investigations. This is so staggering – tolerated mass rape and exploitation and paedophile gangs, that it is beyond comprehension. Yet clearly the Labour councils were terrified to actually say anything against an ethnic minority lest they be branded ‘racist’ in the culture of quickest to be offended wins and legal challenge to perceived ‘racism’.
    That tells that a.) being offended is very powerful stance in UK politics, and b.) that politics has got to point of outright fear of offence, and party’s are willing to betray the very core constituent population to avoid it. That is surely the alarm bell that says it’s time for public figures to stop quaking in fear of being called racist at drop of hat, to shutdown any ethnic based legitimate criticism, and equally time to stop being fearful of vested interests and their legal capacity to threaten and intimidate whenever a group lunges forth declaring their ‘racial’ offence. Just because group bleats away about racial offence terms you don’t have to engage or immediately agree with them.
    Seriously – some political courage is in serious order, before the entire indigenous population with any qualifications and future takes flight to Aus/NZ/Canada/US.

  • Lord Lupin

    Better let Reginald D Hunter (an American who had the good sense to come and live here) have the last word: “I’m not saying there isn’t any racism in Britain; you’re just not very good at it.”

  • Steve

    We have a disproportionate number of black people in our prisons in the UK whilst it is evidenced that black people do not commit a disproportionate number of crimes. This disproportionality in the UK is worse in percentage terms than that of the US! It is also recognised that black people receive higher sentences than their white counterparts for similar crimes and circumstances, less likely to receive sentences in the community, more likely to be stopped and searched, more likely to be excluded from school, more likely to be given drugs if depressed than counselling. Some black people are afraid that is they talk about these facts they will be accused of having a chip on their shoulder and therefore keep their head in the sand, do not listen to the youth when they are suffering and blame them when they fall! Very sad state of affairs

  • Jackytan

    Media lies and propaganda all aimed at dismantling Europe. Anti-white aggression is at an all time high.

  • Melody Szabo

    I cannot agree with this. I have travelled to several nations in the last few years and experienced some of the most shocking discrimination. I never imagined that so many people would try to take advantage of me, because I’m half white (I’m half Chinese if you look at it the other way). In the USA I have had black men harass me (twice now) becuase I did not let them into line in front of me. In Toronto where I live I regularly experience racial harassment and comments from Indians (Hindu’s, Sikh’s and Muslims–in India religious supremacism is a big deal, it’s how the Hindu and Sikh religions resisted and subsequently survived the Muslim invaders centuries ago). In South Africa where I once visited it was obvious that I was not welcome… outside of the hotel and tourist regions, and I was not looking for trouble either. And then in Europe: UK, France, Holland, Germany (where my white side comes from). I was shocked and appalled. I never imagined I’d experience racism in Europe, but I did. Even when wearing a cute little Canadian flag on my jacket. Racism is alive and well, EVERYWHERE. In fact I’d say it is thriving. And it doesn’t matter what colour you are anymore, if it ever did. Racism is an equal opportunity employer.

  • DatBus

    Who got rid of all the indigenous white folks in London? Looks like somebody in charge has a plan. I think we can see clearly who the RACISM is coming from, and it isn’t the white people we should be worried about.

    • TechRyze

      The indigenous moved out as they made more money, and sold their valuable properties.

      Some even moved out in order to get away from the brown people. If there was a plan, then perhaps it may have been beneficial, based on genetic diversity, perhaps?

      Why would it be sinister? Don’t worry, you probably already have black relatives from the past 5-10 generations, even if your skin is light. Britain was a global empire – it already happened.

      Be more colour blind. It’s not the brown people who are robbing you of anything. You’re being distracted.

      • DatBus

        I mention the fact that whites are being systematically reduced and your first reaction is to blame them for not liking “brown” people? You speak like a regressive lefty. The people who moved away had reasons that extend well beyond skin color. The idea that any group needs to be ‘genetically diversified’ at the command of their globalist masters isn’t beneficial to anyone, and I don’t have to be white to understand what that is.

        • TechRyze

          Look, it’s not possible to ‘systematically reduce whites’, as you suggest.

          As I mentioned, we’re ALL ALREADY MIXED.

          I’m dark skinned, from the British Caribbean, so I’m around 20% white European already.

          An easy thing to look at, is how my sister’s son has blonde hair and blue eyes just ONE GENERATION LATER.

          As the population of England is 90% white regardless of your frustrations and paranoia, my nephew will likely have a white European wife, and blonde children.

          Done. 2 generations, and I’m telling you that this has already happened to you several times over the past 4000 years, before which you were either brown, or Russian / Georgian / Albino!

          • DatBus

            Wow that has nothing to do with anything that I said!

          • DEMOLITION12

            “we are all mixed.. that’s why you’ve got to mix!”
            anti-White genocidal psychopath

  • Ethnic Assets

    This is a brilliant point of view. I’ve lived in Singapore as well. And Hong Kong. As a dark skinned Briton and American, I have to agree with you almost at ever turn. See @ethnicassets:disqus

    • DEMOLITION12

      no such thing as a “dark skinned briton”

      • TechRyze

        Oh really? How’d you figure that?

        Learn your history.

        • DEMOLITION12

          learn genetics you fool

  • Savanna Thompson

    I disagree that racism isn’t a problem in the UK. I presume you are of East Asian descent and that you are middle class, because racism against Indians/Hindus and East Asians is VERY rare among middle class people. However, if you start to socialise in lower class circles, you will find that racism starts to become more common.

    I am not saying that lower class people are more racist, but that the UK is divided by class. If you were Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Black, racism against you would be far worse in the middle class than in the lower class.

    You forget too that “Muslims” are generally hated regardless of class but class sympathise with Arabs while lower class sympathise with Bangladeshis or Pakistanis.

    The United States also has different home ethnic groups. Blacks are far more likely to be protected in the USA than in the UK. The UK is less politically correct too imo in comparison toaAmerica.

    • Gilbert White

      The author is saying is that racism is all over the world and very nasty too. The point is that we have made great strides crossing the racial barriers in the UK. Nobody is perfect as they told us in that movie starring Tony Curtis. In the same way that the Indian Government has not thanked their ex colonial masters for eradicating Sutee for Instance. A formal admission by the Indian Government at the UN of a past barabic practice and a thank you note to the PM. for allowing our colonels to hang indians practising this inhumanity would go a long way. I know I have done my bit with large numbers of exotic ladies without fear or favour and have enjoyed coconuts, bananas and even passion fruit. The terrible ramblings of Savanna Thompson above makes one wonder if you are in our society and a fit member. There are just too many like Thompson? I think Thompson is saying what Mrs Brown, realizes. The guarded elite give her awards, but the working class generally detest her with a vehemence that goes way beyond skin colour! Brown knows the working class see through her phoney constructs she hates in turn.

      • Martin Gay

        I agree with you that racism is worldwide and can be harsh. Pakiphobia and the usage of the word “paki” is a brilliant example of how universal racism against Pakistanis is.

        The most prosperous ethnic minorities in Britain are Jews, Indians, Sri Lankans, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese. “Jews”, “Indians” and “Asians” are globally achieving the same prosperity in countries where they are an ethnic minority., while “Muslims” and “Blacks” are nearly universally regressive.

        I didn’t understand the vast majority of White’s post, but I want to clarify what was said about classism and racism in the United Kingdom.

        It’s common knowledge that chavvy types are more likely to be racist towards East Asians and Indians. It’s also common knowledge that Muslims (mainly those from Pakistan and Bangladesh) and Blacks receive a lot of racism from middle class people.

        It’s become clear that the UK is very divided by class. Lower class people sympathise with Muslims and Blacks, while middle class people sympathise with Indians and East Asians (i.e. those not of Muslim background).

      • DatBus

        The greatest racism in 2016 is the one they’re not allowed to acknowledge – the one that’s pointed squarely at Western societies and demands complicity with their less than noble intentions.

    • Kevin Stern

      I will agree with what you are saying. Being an atheist that has studied the New Atheist movement, the UK certainly has an issue with Muslims, which is why the movement has taken off. Obviously “Muslim” isn’t a race, but it is prejudiced none-the-less. What shocked me was this sports bit I watched. At a soccer game in England people were throwing bananas at a black player. When the coach was interviewed he didn’t see a problem with it and even went as far as to say a black player will never play for England JUST BECAUSE OF HIS SKIN COLOR. The US has serious racism issues against black people but you would NEVER see either of these events happen here. At least in America they seen to be divided, half against it, half for it. In England they seem to embrace their racism towards black people.

      • atthebingo

        Are you insane or purposely obtuse? You realise anyone born or raised in England knows this is an absolutely farcical statement, right? American’s are truly delusional.

        • Bill-D

          That was an American Liberal. Delusional is putting it mildly. FOS (Full Of Stuff) is closer to the truth.

      • Jason

        How long ago was that ‘bit of sports’ from? It has been 40 years since the first black player played for England, so I’m guessing the snippet was some time before then.

    • DatBus

      Those Muslims are largely hated for the unreasonable, illiberal and relentless political demands they impose on the Western societies they’re now inhabiting. That’s not racism, neither Islam nor Islamism is a race and no one is beyond criticism.

      • And the fact that over 50% of muslims support sharia law

  • Cobbett

    Not wanting your country to be drowned in mass immigration isn’t racist(which seems to have many different meaning these days)
    Not that it matters anyway, far too late.

    • DatBus

      The greatest racism in 2016 is the one they’re not allowed to acknowledge – the one that’s pointed squarely at Western societies and demands complicity with their less than noble intentions.

      • Mic Smi

        I think if the whole world and all governments actually tried harder in closing the gap between the haves and have nots, even within “developed” countries such as the UK or the US, many of these hateful prejudices are born out of frustration about things that really can be sorted by economic empowerment. Shallow but true.

        • DatBus

          That’s socialism. America was designed so that the have-nots could WORK their way out of poverty. Enough with this socialist BS thats being forced onto us. The divisiveness is happening because that’s what Marxists do to foment resentment and gain greater control.

  • TechRyze

    So… racism doesn’t exist because she doesn’t experience it.

    Oh, OK then. Sexism doesn’t exist, then, either.

    • Mic Smi

      No racism exists for absolutely everyone, not one or two self victimised races. Different races get it worse depending where you are and the time.

    • Bill-D

      I am sure you are an expert about racism. Most Black people are experts on slavery and racism. They seem to find it every where with their tin foiled hats and “super tuned” antennae.

  • Tickertapeguy

    The racism in India is extreme.
    This includes:

    -The caste system where 320 million Outcasts live a life that is horrible, including millions cleaning the human refuse of other Indians. The maltreatment of them by the upper casts.

    -The maltreatment of India’s 100 million tribal population

    -India’s movie industry where Bollywood actors are “clones” of Hollywood including bleached skin, plastic surgery, false contact lenses, etc. No Pariah has become a major actor. India has Africans within her ethnic makeup but none have made it to be a major actor. Dark skin is not seen among the actors and the stark contrast between the actors and the audience is unique to India.

    -India’s marriage system. An Indian family would immolate their daughter if she weds an African but would accept a European. Sonia Gandhi is an example

    -India’s magazines like that of Hindustan Times, Times of India and many others where the models of articles, that are meant for Indians, are from Northern Europe. These very fair Europeans model for products, articles and subject matters meant for Indians. Not even Mediterranean models are included. Certainly not any dark skinned Indians, Africans, or East Asians.

    -India’s Hindu myths where Hindu Gods are shown as white skinned while Demons are dark skinned

    The list is extensive. The book “India Shattering the Illusion. Birth of New Nations. Kashmir to Elam” by Columbus Falco covers in depth this subject and modern day India. It is the only book that openly and frankly addresses the real India. What I have listed is just a sample of what the book covers.

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