How important is race, really?

How important is race, really?

If you had to explain to an alien how important race is in multicultural Britain, what would you say?

Would you explain that, for the most part, we live our lives without any great concern for racial differences?

That would certainly seem to describe the day-to-day reality for most of us. But why, our alien friend might ask, does it seem that in the worlds of politics and the media that race is everywhere?

If we’re not concerned about racial differences, then why does every other Daily Mail headline refer to ‘Asians’? Why is it that there are organisations such as the National Black Police Association? And why are crimes thought to be ‘racially aggravated’ punishable by harsher sentences?

Surely judges always have to weigh up all of the contributing factors when deciding on a sentence, so why does the government need to tell them to treat ‘racially aggravated’ offences more strictly? Why is it inherently worse to attack someone because of their race than it is to attack them because you don’t like their hat, their choice of football team, or their stupid grin?

Or is it more that the government doesn’t trust the judges to treat racist incidents as seriously as they should?

In fact, that may well have been one of the original motivating factors behind anti-racism legislation – to make sure that judge’s racial prejudices didn’t get in the way of justice. But if that was the case, then why treat racially motivated offences more harshly? Why not instead insist on a minimum sentence for racially aggravated crimes, or some other measure that would ensure that racially aggravated crimes were taken as seriously as crimes committed for other unjustifiable reasons?

It’s almost as if politicians were more interested in quick, decisive, vote-winning action rather than measures that would ensure fair treatment of all, regardless of race. Instead of a political system free of racial prejudices, what we’ve got instead is a system that weighs racial grievances against each other. If your ancestors were slaves, or if you’re considered to be part of a ‘sensitive minority’, then expect to the anti-racism brigade to be your best friends. If not, don’t expect any support.

How racist is that!?

The black man hasn’t quite got the whip hand over the white man (as Enoch Powell famously predicted), but if you measure ‘racial advantages’ in terms of what you are or are not allowed to say in the popular press, what is or is not considered politically correct, or even by what is the most likely to get you arrested, then the white man can definitely consider himself the loser.

And that’s not the way it should be.

The sensible response to this sorry situation is not to support one race over the other, but to scale back state-censorship and to reassess all strategies for combatting unjust racial discrimination to ensure that they do actually achieve their purpose, rather than just encouraging further divisions.

For example, does the invention of racially aggravated offences help victims find justice when they might not otherwise have had much reason to feel confident in the courts? Does it help to send a strong message to racist-types which will help to prevent further such attacks? And are its benefits equally accessible to people of all races?

In other words, can white victims be as confident that their attackers will be charged with racially aggravated offences as black or Asian victims?

If there is even the slightest suspicion that this is not true (if there’s a suspicion that there might be a two-tier systemin place), then the strategy may be entrenching racial divides rather than getting rid of them.

“Our entire struggle, its moral and ethical foundation, stands to be discredited because we do not pay the attention we should to white victims of black and Asian hatred.” - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Unfortunately, that is exactly what is happening. People are, quite rightly, beginning to believe that the anti-racism movement cares about some races more than others, which, of course, completely undermines its original purpose. As anti-racism campaigner and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (who is also a member of British Muslims for Secular Democracy) says in the Independent:

“Our entire struggle, its moral and ethical foundation, stands to be discredited because we do not pay the attention we should to white victims of black and Asian hatred.”

This one-sided-ness defines not only large sections of the anti-racism movement but also the political establishment and the media. It’s almost become something of a cliché to lay the blame at the door of political correctness, but how else could our alien visitor make sense of the fact that organisations like the National Black Police Association (or the Association of Muslim Police for that matter) are praised in the press whilst a white equivalent would be totally unthinkable?.

How else to make sense of the fact that when a premiership football allegedly uses racist language against another player the media go ballistic and he wins himself an eight-match ban and a £40,000 fine, whilst a senior shadow politician can claim that “White people love playing divide and rule” without any action being taken?

As Abhijit Pandya comments in the Daily Mail, “[Diane] Abbott’s statement clearly harbours prejudice in a way that the recently investigated remarks of John Terry, or Luis Suarez, made in a heated exchange do not… If anyone white was to make broad general statements of this type about blacks their careers and their lives would be ruined and they would, very possibly, need fortified barricades on their front door.”

How can we maintain that, for the most part, we live our lives without any great concern for racial differences, whilst the government seem determined to remind us of racial differences at every possible moment?

Take the case of Stephen Lawrence. There are certainly many lessons that we could learn from the murder of an innocent black man by racist white thugs and the long battle for justice that followed, but the number of column inches dedicated to the case over the years is simply staggering. No one doubts that it was in the public interest to reveal the details of the case, but contrast this with the coverage of the murder of Richard Everitt.

Not heard of him? It’s hardly surprising. It seems that the racist murder of a white man by an Asian gang isn’t worthy of anything like the level of attention that the Stephen Lawrence case was given. You can read about the full details of the case here.

What should we take from the very different treatment of these two cases? Is it that the threat of racist violence emanates more strongly from white communities than from Asian communities, or is it that certain Asian communities are far more difficult to criticise than others?

Perhaps we should instead ask why Stephen Lawrence has become such a powerful symbol of the battle against racism, and whether the memory of a white victim could have been used by the media and political establishment in the same way. If not, then we should be very wary of any anti-racism strategies put forward as a result of the case. Are they designed to placate the anti-racism movement, black campaigners and anyone demanding immediately responsive action? Or are they more considered? In the long run, will they help make our society less concerned with racial differences, or more so?

There is, in fact, a good argument for repealing all anti-racism legislation altogether – not because it would allow racism to thrive, but because it would encourage people to stop seeing everything in racial terms.

If anti-racism legislation was originally passed because of the need to overcome predictable opposition to its objectives, then surely then time has come to consider whether Britain is still so plagued with racism that it needs such rules and restrictions?

If someone today committed a crime that appeared to be motivated by nothing other than racial prejudice, then surely we could trust the judge to pass a suitably harsh sentence without being compelled to do so by the law?

Surely we can also be entirely confident that the vast majority of racist opinions fly in the face of public opinion? So does the government really need to further censor public debate with anti-racism initiatives that could prove counterproductive?

Most people do live their lives without any great concern for racial differences, but the moment they recognise that the political establishment and the media are obsessed with racial differences and with favouring certain groups over others, then they are bound to re-evaluate their attitudes.

If the government and media fail to show impartiality – if they allow the establishment of a two tier system – then regardless of what they preach about equality, the lesson they are teaching is that race isa defining characteristic. And that really could be divisive.

"Abbott’s statement clearly harbours prejudice in a way that the recently investigated remarks of John Terry, or Luis Suarez, made in a heated exchange do not” - Abhijit Pandya"

The best way to overcome racism isn’t by compensating certain racial groups by way of anti-racism initiatives that only provide practical advantages to one group, but to disregard race as much as is possible.

Martin Luther King famously said that he dreamt of the day in which is children could live in a nation where they would, “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

This dream has, at least in a large part, become a reality. Most of us in modern Britain couldn’t care less about skin colour, and we would certainly be more likely to judge someone by the content of their character.

We know that a person’s race is not indicative of their character. It doesn’t define their beliefs, their attitudes, or any of their more important qualities. It may give a clue as to an individual’s background or likely cultural upbringing (less so now than in the past), but it is certainly has no ideology, no statement of objectives, no guidebook.

It is, quite simply, not something that we should wish to or would have any grounds to criticise. So it’s hardly surprising that it doesn’t matter to the majority of us in Britain today.

Perhaps if the political establishment woke up to this fact then they would abandon their own apparent obsession with race.

Perhaps then they’d also begin to recognise the difference between racism and legitimate criticism of the many dangerous and intolerant ideologies that exist within Islam.

Until they do, we’ll continue to speak out against racism whilst we demonstrate against Islamic extremism.

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16 comments

  1. susan pryce

    Things must be bad for whites, if this awful woman is commenting. There is one factor left out – as always. It is the indigenous people who’re discriminated against, with the aid of people like her. Anywhere else in the world but a white nation, this would be rightly a consideration, when looking at all this equality business. I accept no token words or gestures from the likes of Yasmin whatever she’s called. If I tried laying down the law to the people of her native land, as she does here, I’d get short shrift.

  2. angelina

    Well she is correct but will anything change? Not unless we do demo’s that specify in detail on banners the facts we are not having!!! Regular!! And in 10s of thousands we will not be taken seriously anyime soon. GL all on EDL in our fight against our way of llife being able to walk down our streets. We will all need an armed gard in the next 5 yrs everyday more and mote attacks on us from these cowards gangs when have you ever seen a Muslim fight 1 to one slimballs. Deport them on every crime against us White owners of this country lest they forget why should we be forced to comply because A FEW HUNDRED GOVERNMENT OFFICALS SAY SO WITH NO REFEREDUM ON THIS!!!!

  3. Maximus Decimus Meridius smith

    TOMMY IS A NON RACIST HERO THAT STANDS UP IN PEACE TO PLEAD WITH THE BRITISH PEOPLE! SAVE THIS LAND!!!! DEATH ATTACKS & TREATS AWAIT HIS EVERY TURN!!! WHY BECAUSE HE HAS A PASSION A GREATER LOVE – THE HUMAN SOUL OF THIS BRITISH NATION! JESUS SAID ”Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friend” – How does His concept of friendship compare with yours? What expectations do you have of your friends? What do your friends expect of you?
    EDL FROM THE PEOPLE! WITH THE PEOPLE! FOR THE PEOPLE! BE THE TRUTH! BE EDL!

  4. Maximus Decimus Meridius smith

    Asians know they are the most prejudiced & racist than any other community in the world & Britain. The koran even states verse against blacks. They make an art out of it! Segregation, separation & apartheid on every level. Then apply divide & rule, devastation, chaos, self doubting confusion & misunderstanding to all around them so they can apply their VERSE OF THE SWORD from the 9th. last book of the koran. Its islam or you die! if Jesus today came back from heaven today & went to saudi arabia they would stone him to death the moment he stepped off the plane. Jesus used boats in his day why would he not use plains today? You know it, I know it We all know it! Think about this! Muslims kill jews first then comes the christians then finally any unbeliever or pagan. see dvd – ISLAM WHAT THE WEST NEEDS TO KNOW

    Nazism stands for ’Nationalsozialismus’, National Socialism of Hilter Germany (Fascist Ideology & Doctrine) This is a factual reference.
    Muzism stands for ’Muslimallahjizyamus’, Jihad Socialism of Muhammad Arabia (Fascist Ideology & Doctrine) It’s a new phraseology to be added to the British dictionary.
    You have 20th Century German Nazi Fascist Soldiers & now you have 21st Century Islamic Muzi Soldiers! (Muzies/ Muzis in plural) both hold the same dictatorial Totalitarian Ironclad fascist ideals. Hilter himself met with the Grand Islamic Mufti (top imam) of Jerusalem in the war. They worked together to kill pagans, atheists, Jews & Christians. This Grand Mufti with his Hitler muslim elite squadron (this is Factual) killed anything that was not Islamic!

    So you have Nazis and Muzis with one mind one purpose to Kill the Jews! Arafat the leader of the PLO stated the claim that Jerusalem was and is the capital city of arabia and so the Jews have no right to that land. THERE IS NO historical basis whatsoever in the koran, or hadith, nor any other islamic text to back this up! It is a complete fabrication and deceit of their ’Al Taqiyya’ (this word refers & means from muham-mad that you LIE ABOUT WHATEVER YOU LIKE IF IT FURTHERS ISLAM, they practice it all the time). Isreal now is like the Richard the Lion Crusade in arabia. A small part of land that is being held back from the menace of islam just like Malta in the 2nd’ World War, in faith it endured the unimaginable against German strike after strike. See link and what Churchill said of its importance. http://www.maltahistory.org.uk/malta_siege.htm
    Well Israel & Jerusalem is just the same in today’s era as Malta and the crusade’s Jerusalem were in history; strategically positioned in trade & religious routes etc, etc. So Israel today is being attacked and attacked in every way by muzis but a more subtle level of warfare is being waged which tries to sway and mislead public opinion into thinking it is the Jews who are the aggressors. Far from it, You HAVE TO SEE THis DVD
    ’3 Ex-Terrorists now ambassadors for Christ’ The three courageous guys are Ex. Fatah warriors and PLO Fighters telling exactly how the muzis trained and subverted mind, body and soul in EVIL ISLAMIC JIHAD!!!! IT IS AN EYE OPENER OF THE HIGHEST MAGNITUTED THAT SHOULD BE WATCHED BY EVERY SINGLE LIVING WINSTON CHURCHILL BELIEVING BRITISH DESENDENT.
    KNOW THE TRUTH, STAND WITH TOMMY, THE EDL, WINSON CHURCHILL AND THIS FOREVER BRITAIN IN GOD!
    Please sell this dvd on EDL Ebay YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!!!!!!HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS DVD AND CAN DO A REVIEW ON THIS SITE!? ANY TAKERS?

  5. Paul

    The notion of separate human races was scientifically discredited over 60 years ago by UNESCO* and the worlds scientific community after new research into the human genome revealed that human genetic differences among difference ethnicities are just too small for different ethnicities to be considered separate races.

    There is only one human race, homo sapien. That is the only living species in the Homo genus. That’s the fact of the matter.

    Therefore, the word races is a fallacy and all derivatives of that word, such as “racism” and “racist” are completely meaningless and void of any basis in fact. Enoch Powell expressed this viewpoint half a century ago.

    You will note also, that the correct terminology (prior to UNESCO’s scientific announcement in 1950) was in fact “racialist”. And the term then, had a very different meaning to “racist”. A racialist was a person who subscribed to, or advocated racial theory.

    The term “racialist” fell out of use after UNESCO’s announcement and the continued genome project research further reinforced the proof that separate human races don’t exist. Yet “racism” and “racist” found their way into the English language to replace it, even though all the worlds countries agreed separate races don’t exist.

    Why? Well the answer is pretty obvious. “Racism” and “racist” are political terminology and are the language of Cultural Marxism. They are used against political opponents of mass immigration, multiculturalism and Islam. Laws are based on them. How can you have laws based on terms that have absolutely no meaning or basis whatever in reality or scientific fact?

    I say we should challenge this very notion and fight our opponents every time they use the “R” words against us. Present them with facts and logical reasoning.

    * UNESCO: The Race Question, 1950

  6. Paul

    Let me just add… that if a woman were able to mate with a gorilla and produce an offspring with sufficient genetic variation to homo sapien, THEN we might be able to introduce a new member to the homo genus which might give us some basis for the races derivatives; racist and racism. Or else until such time as big foot turns up with his clan in tow.

  7. Maximus Decimus Meridius smith

    MUSLIMS HATE WINSTON CHURCHILL WITH A VENGEANCE! THEY SEE WINSTON AS A JEW!!!!! THE ZIONIST FERDERATION (ZF) TELL THE TRUE STORY OF CORRUPT WESTERN POLITICIANS BETRAYAL OF THE SITUATION IN ISREAL & ITS EVIL MUSLIM ATTACKERS. MUHAMMAD SAID KILL THE JEWS! MUHAMMAD BY HIS OWN HAND CHOPPED OFF THE HEADS OF OVER 900 JEWS! FACT! BY HIS OWN EVIL HAND. THE KORAN MANDATES MUSLIMS TO KILL JEWS ! FACT! WINSTON CHURCHILL STOOD WITH THE CREATION OF THE JEWISH STATE OF ISREAL!!!!!!! AS DOES THE EDL’S SHINING EXAMPLE OF STANDING WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AGAINST MUSLIM ATTACKS, LIES & DECEIT! http://zionist.org.uk/

  8. angelina

    http://britishfreedom.org/killers-explain-why/
    What chance have we with people whom think dying is better than living! Well i have to say to the Islamist you will not suceed because the forces of good presides over evil in the end and your God is Satan in constant battle with God meaning good.
    They may be now having power and slowly trying to gain control, but all over Europe people are waking up to this and their days are numbered. We will have a political Party in that will rid the UK of them all. Best foot forward and the BANNING OF THE PRACTICE OF ISLAM WOULD AND SHOULD BE FIRST IN THIS BATTLE TO ERADICATE THIS EVIL FROM OUR COUNTRY. And deport anyone caught practising it lets see if they would be so keen to be here then.

  9. angelina

    Why are we being dicated to. Why are being told we should accept this tolerance of Islam whom says? 950 MPS that is whom deciding our fate. How many of us 57mill is it being told to put up with this because they say so with the exception of 3 million Muslims in the country well so they say it is more like 30 million everywhere you go every town city and villages in the Northwest and Yorkshire do you really believe that there is so few that they brain wash us in to thinking governments are known for cover ups and lying/
    Look a round you how many are intergrated I would like a survey on that!!!! 8.3 kids per life time per couple that is the statisics. we will and are being out breed far faster than we can even imagine. New recruits of Allah!

    Our life in there hands governments have let so many countries down why should we trust them now. MAIN STREAM PARTYS ALL 3 USE THE SAME POTTY.

  10. angelina

    http://britishfreedom.org/killers-explain-why/

    Why are we appeasing these other races in our country? Why are we putting up with now being second class citizans and them more rights than us? Why are we putting up with death threats every time we dare to speak out about Islam? Why is our government allowing them to get away with this? A driend of mine whom is 36 yrs old has said we are being brain washed in our schools to put them first, their religon, their halah meat desires, their dam everything comes before what we want what about our needs? What about the fact that those people that will not be brain washed dont want Islam 24-7 in our schools like it is their country and we should please them, and serve them like we are not the true natives of this country. FACT we should come first it is our country not their no matter which way you dress this up we are becoming the whipped boy that Enoch Power talked about we need to wake up and smell the coffee I hope you read this any enablers on this site.
    FACT it is going on now in our schools more than ever this Islam tolorance grooming and brain washing. This is weakening farher generation in to reconising the enermy with in and this is how they will destroy ud it is just a matter of time,

  11. angelina

    http://britishfreedom.org/if-everyones-against-mass-immigration-then-why-does-it-continue/
    So why is Cameron saying he stil wants migrants here that are adding to our civilisation because they have talent. Sorry but PI** self laughing is he in cuckoo land? How many more does he want over on that get in free voucher? Cameron take not it is fit to burst here no housing, breeding Islamist going full pelt to take us over all the best properties given to their large families you have been paying £50,000 a yr out to them no wonder we are on our knees. Talent! Get a life Cameron!!!!

  12. john kilshaw

    BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I BELONG TO THE MOST DISCRIMINATED PEOPLE THAT AS EVER POPULATED OUR GREAT LAND. I AM A ROMAN CATHOLIC OF IRISH AND WELSH HERITAGE. HOWEVER, I DO NOT RIOT, I LOVE ENGLAND, AND SOME O F MY FORE FATHERS HAVE DIED DEFENDING OUR NATION. I WOULD SOONER ENTER A ROOM FULL OF BLACK PATRIOTS, THAN ENTER ONE FULL OF WHITE MUSLIM CONVERTS. IN THE FUTURE, BLACK CHRISTIANS WILL FIGHT WHITE MUSLIMS IN OUR COUNTRY, I HOPE I AM WRONG, BUT I KNOW I WILL BE RIGHT, ALAS.

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