That ain’t helping

Was talking to a struggling neighbour of my late parents yesterday. There were three of us yakking, as you do. Inevitably Brexit entered the conversation. Said neighbour declared herself as having voted for Brexit, followed swiftly by her annoyance that many stereotyped those who voted to leave as racists. Honest, guv I try hard not…

Hand Delivered Hatred

We don’t get too much junk mail through the letterbox, mostly pizza delivery leaflets and estate agents begging for clients (poor unqualified luvs). Today though was different as Sunday brought us two leaflets courtesy of the far right white nationalist BNP party. The first leaflet is headed ‘EU membership opens the door to millions of…

THIS IS WHERE WE ALL FALLOUT (BIG BROTHER)

The fallout of the recent Big Brother TV prog seems to just boil down to “the man on the Clapham Omnibus‘” (quaint saying) opinion as to whether what went on in the house was or was not racism. I find it hard not to see it as racism. It’s not race-hate but it is ignorance…

RACISM AS “HEALTHY DEBATE”

Channel 4 have been holding so called crisis talk to decide the fate of Celebrity Big Brother in the wake of all the racism furore. In the short term ratings seem to have won over morality and the programme remains on air. I find it hard to imagine how any future evictions can have public…

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL, WHO’S THE MOST RACIST OF US ALL?

The growing unease over the Celebrity Big Brother and it’s alleged racism has a bizarre positive side (if indeed anything positive can come out of celebrity culture and reality television) in that it’s holding a rather big and uncomfortable magnifying mirror up to current British society and it’s attitudes. It especially highlights some peoples response…