Can you spot any black person in the picture (for which I must again give credit to my reader C.L.)? Or the Asian person?
No?! Then, apart from the size of the picture (compressed for easier uploading), another reason would be that you are not a racist.
Unlike many British police personnel, you are not accustomed with this kind of ‘quick spotting’, as this research supposedly reveals.
“Black people are 26 more likely to be stopped by the police in Britain,” it is claimed, and that wouldn’t be the greatest surprise.
A similar report, quoted by the same article in The Daily Mail, had reached the conclusion, some years ago, than Asians are 6.3 times more likely to be stopped by the police than whites.
Accounts of racism in the ranks of British police are not new, and not only the Communists from The Socialist Worker invoke them.
As long as even the political correct BBC or The Independent dealt with this issue, we can assume that there is no smoke without a fire.
Nevertheless, I find very peculiar the claim in The Daily Mail article that “the British figures showed the widest ‘race gap’ in stop and search that they had found across the world.”
What about racism within the American police forces?! Are they now ‘champions’ of political correctness, while the Brits have turned into ‘villains’?
Of course, I couldn’t have assessed the extent of racism among British police as long as I am white and I got only one such account from a ‘target of racism’ (Asian).
Anyway, I dare giving in to a conspiracy theory: what if the Brits are not as racist as some would like them to believe that they are?!
I guess I draw the ire of many with my examples of ‘sad truths from the UK’, but I am somehow reluctant to embrace the idea of a (more or less concealed) ‘racist Britain’.
From my humble experience, I got the strong impression that Britons are some of the most tolerant nations in the world. Or at least among the 27 EU countries.
Who and why wants to convince the world (and the Brits themselves) that they are more racist than others? If Britons were deemed ‘paramount racists’, what about the French?
On top of various weird studies, I stumbled upon one that feeds the appetite of any conspiracy theory pundit, and equals the absurdity of this situation.
How could anyone believe a study suggesting that 75% of the Britons are ‘racist’ just because they think that Islam provides a negative contribution to British society?
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