I wish I had the access time to weigh in detail over the Joan Rivers vs Darcus Howe fight on BBC Radio 4, especially as I have also encountered this annoying inverted racism from black people who object to my not referring to myself as “black” (or, indeed, “white”) and then accuse me of having a problem with “black”. (I‘m not the one with the problem; I know exactly who I am.) Darcus Howe and his lucrative, middle-class, pseudo-intellectual, “is it because I is black?” schtick make me want to throw. Roll on the day when no one is interested in his putting it about any more. I suppose it’s difficult to put a condom over it when you are all dick.
20Oct05 — 9
Quote of the week, that!
Mr Geek, love reading your blog.
I have always found Mr Howe odious, despite his worthy efforts at highlighting race issues.
I have witnessed racism from black,white,mixed race and asian people. I tolerate and try to re-educate those who show prejudice through lack of experience and education; I challenge those who show hostility based on irrational views.
Does it make a difference? I hope so, but fear not!
Cute school pic BTW!
Listening to it was rather like hearing the radio explode and catch fire. Marvellous stuff, particularly, can we talk about plant photography now?
I was in my car and as they listed the people who were going to be on the programme I thought “How on earth are they going to link all those people together – what a mixed bag” [Or is that a black bag?]. Sadly, I missed the argument as I had to get to a meeting.
Next week: You and yours uncovers the Iranian Nuclear programme (and how it may affect Lincolnshire House prices of course).
I think it was a stroke of genius to pit the snarling Joan Rottweiler against the lugubrious Darcus Hound-Dog. Libby Purves as referee? Magic radio, darlings!
Very amusing radio. Thanks goodness I was driving into work late that day! Can we not have some comments on how vile Joan Rivers is too?
I hope you will address this issue when you have a spare moment. These people have their own agenda, one of self-promotion under the I’m-black-and-despite-the-oppression-I-have-prospered banner (which I admit is a pretty long banner). My candidiates would be Lee Jasper, Diane Abbott, Zadie Smith, Trevor Phillips and Dick’em Howe.
Goodness, I’d love to—perhaps in a six-part BBC documentary with lots of expenses-paid reports from beautiful sandy beaches in West Africa.
While we’re on the subject, I filled out an ethnic monitoring form today and it didn’t have any “mixed” categories for me to tick. This is, I must admit, unusual these days. I ticked the “Other” box and put “mixed Black African/White”. Later I will append some plant photography.
I had a go at deconstructing this here.
Custard pies for Darcus and Libby, I think.