posted on Apr, 17 2006 @ 04:55 PM
I do not know the Bradford situation well, but I live close by and have been told there are white areas/ asian areas and black areas, even some
fenced off with fencing. (Not entirely sure if this is true?).
I live in Bradford Knights and for sure there are white area's and asian area's. I've not heard of anywhere that is fenced off though, but being a
Leeds boy at heart I am still not au fait with all areas in Bradford.
My job requires that I pay close attention to 'diversity'. Sadly though, it seems that 'diversity' does not include 'white'. Working with
offenders as part of my job, I see many issues of discrimination between Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Polish, Kosovan, Croatian etc. etc.... In
fact some area's of Bradford have Asian gangs who are fighting serious turf wars. I was talking to one Asian lad who attacked a group of other Asian
men in a car because they were from a particular street. It was a 'tribal' issue. Unfortunately this does not get the oxygen of publicity as it
seems not to be 'politically correct'.
I personally would vote BNP, does that make me stupid or racist?? No, of course not. I think too many people actually critisise the BNP,
without actually understanding many viewpoints/ policies. Even if they did get in at an election (highly unlikely) there would still be a big number
of other parties present in parliament.
This goes to the root of the issue. It is too easy to simply brand those who register 'protest' votes with the BNP as being 'racist'. Given that
racism is seen as such a heinous act I worry about how easy it has become to throw accusations of racism around. When I was studying my degree, I
actually went to a lecture on multiculturalism where the lecturer stated quite openly that as a white man I was 'inherently racist'. She based this
on the fact that around the time of the reign of Queen Victoria, GB established a formidable empire around the world. . . . and as such, I was an
imperialist at heart. She went on to state that only whites could be racist.
What left me 'gasping' though was her audacity when challenged and given the example of an Irish man being discriminated against in saying that a
'white' Irish man could at least effect a false English accent, thereby avoiding the problem. . . . ASTOUNDING.
Let's hope our Government listens, after all they are there to represent the people!!
Well said. They should busy themselves by providing good, solid policies that people actually WANT, rather than dismissing extremist parties such as
the BNP who only exist because a large section of society clearly feels 'left out'.