Comment at the Guardian
In response to a Guardian article, "Mixed messages" by Laura Smith on the issue of mixed race
Some races mix more easily (with less negative associations and responses from outsiders) than others. Not a politically correct thing to say, perhaps, but true. In my experience (which it is important to emphasis) "mixed race" usually applies to African-Europeans and is burdened (I admit, for me too) with more negative associations than any other racial mixtures I can think of.
Why is this?
It's an important question, but one we cannot discuss without someone immediately taking offense and ending the discussion with the cry of "racism", thus preventing any real understanding of the problem. And it is a problem - a big problem. Some obviously do not want to understand it, presumably because they find it too painful. They would rather suppress and deny it, not just in themselves, but in others too, which socially they are able to enforce with the threatened accusation of "racism" and the enthusiastic support of white "anti-racists" eager for the "moral high ground", and to protect their interests (material and/or ideological) in a multi-racial/multicultural British identity.
And THAT is a big part of the problem: the misguided assumption that we are all ONE people with a single British identity.
In fact, it's a myth, a fat lie; necessary to justify the power structures of our nation state. Give it up and we will start to breath more easily.
We are NOT one people - a nation. But don't mention it to Gordon Brown, or he's likely to throw a tantrum, after waiting all this time to become "British" Prime Minister, and, in order to dismiss me without discussion, will probably call me a "racist".
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