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reply to post by ScottProphhit
There's enough to love. I was born and bred in this country. Even if certain elements of it are programmed to corrupt everything in sight, you can't help the attachment that you have to your home. I know that where I am, people hate the bankers a whole lot more than Poles. Churches, yeah, but the country being practically secular is the biggest open secret ever, and that doesn't bother me at all. As for Cameron... heh.
This problem right here... Yeah, the establishment is against us. Life 101. But the people finding loopholes in laws to exclude the people? Sure it 'happens all the time', but how can we take the moral high ground against corporations and governments when we turn around and do things like this to each other?
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
You can refuse all you want, mate. I know ethnic relations in the UK fairly well, having lived in London for a lifetime and having studied in the North during uni days. Please trust a Londoner when say that we're not all wearing warm, fluffy robes playing D-major chords on shiny harps. Ethnic tensions exist, and they can get quite rotten.
In any case, the term Afro-Caribbean can be applied in several ways. It could refer to 600,000 people living in the country, or it could conversely apply to just under two million. I have dreadlocks, and am obviously a black person. But I don't have a criminal record, am not a drug addict and choose to speak with a Received Pronunciation accent as best as a North Londoner can. That being said, the vast majority of Brits would tick Afro-Caribbean on a checklist if shown a photo.
If it's any assurance that we're just talking black people in general here, two roommates were interviewed at the start of the documentary. One was of African descent, the other Caribbean. Either way, almost all black Brits you will ever meet have strong ties to either ethnicity.
It's great to know about your rights and all. I'm so happy for you. But it's illegal in this country - the problem is their doing it behind closed doors because they know that. I'd absolutely love the Commons if they passed a law that allowed letting agencies to openly refuse Rastafarians. Heh... so much for religious freedom if that were the case, but let's not get off-topic.