Thursday, May 19, 2011

The changing face of Britain .

Okay folks, the results for this year from the Office for National Statistics are out again. The non-white British population of England and Wales has grown from 6.6 million in 2001 to 9.1 million in 2009 – nearly one in six of the population. They also show there are now almost a million mixed-race people in the two countries.

In 225 local authority areas, more than 90% of the local population is white. That figure is highest in Wales and north-east England. The whitest borough is Blaenau Gwent in Wales, where 96.5% of the population is white British, followed by Copeland in Cumbria, where 96.3% of the population is white.

Of course some people get really wound up about skin colour. I am not a fan of soap operas but Gail is and one of her favourites is Doctors on BBC1 television. Well a recent episode was called Covers and I got drawn into the drama. There is a new doctor at the surgery called Dr Kevin Tyler played by Simon Rivers. This episode tackled the touchy subject of racism and prejudice. The arguments and misunderstandings flew backwards and forwards confusing the viewer. Who was the good guy and who was the bad guy? The issue was that Dr Kevin Tyler was mistaken for an Asian doctor. He hated people thinking of him as an Asian because of his skin colour, the pigmentation due to his genetic make-up. This programme asked very valid questions of the viewer as the cast took sides in the racial debate. The moral of the story was, don't fall for it, ignore the person's skin colour and what ethnic origin you think they come from and just treat this stranger as NEW TO YOU and nothing more.

Sadly many people are obsessed by skin colour and ethnic origin. It is no big deal and some people's lives are made a misery by ignorant strangers who judge them by their skin colour. What is Sir Andrew Green, of MigrationWatch UK afraid of, the realisation that Britain has become a mongrel race? Who was it in the 1930's who was worried about the purity of race? Food for thought for all those people worried about the absence of white faces in our British cities.
Comments:
I agree with you Steve, I hate being judged by the colour of my White skin by ignorant immigrants, especially in places like London and Bradford, it's disgusting and racist. However, people of colour are not allowed 2 b accused of racism, are they???
 
Quite right Matthew, it is racist for someone to glance at your white skin, shaven head and tattoo's and think that you are a card carrying member of the BNP.
 
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