I promise you I am not one of those dreadful people who either over-rejoice or condemn Britain for being the multi ethnic country it has become over the past decades. Nonetheless, it really does set my teeth on edge when some people and certain organisations like to condemn this country as being overtly racist in all that it does or aspires to do.
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Does anyone with North American Indian heritage want to chime in ?
Frank it is not racist as many have been people putting down others because they are seen as different. And possibly from a poor family,with less income or education , making the protaganists feel better about themselves. Because they themseves have been put down. "So we will take it out on others." they think. This also happens between immigrants of different culture or religion. Hatred. It is the culture we live in, The aristocracy downwards , cow tow ,to him above ,kick them below you. Seen in schools all the time.
Racism exists to some extent everywhere, but I've always viewed the UK as institutionally xenophobic, not racist. And there's plenty of form for that. Although many Brits don't seem to know the difference. Take Brexit (sold almost entirely on xenophobic ideology - see the famous Farage poster for example), then the ongoing debates about immigration, Rwanda, etc. etc.. Foreigners are often the source of all England's problems. It really doesn't matter what colour you are, as long as you were born in England and speak proper English. But those foreigners... Frogs, Krauts, Romas... They're not not really "us" are they? And we all know they're all out to get us. The mail & express tell us that all the time. I believe it's rooted in the famous English nationalist pride more than hated for others. Makes it easy to lay blame on others. And that inspires a general fear of foreigners.
Very well said frank . As you say , look at the backgrounds of many in politics and Media in the U.K. from all ethnic backgrounds. Compare with European politicians and certainly the media. Where The presence of none white faces is a rarity.