Lecturing

The race baiters are only interested in fanning the flames. They have no interest in trying to heal the divisions.

The constant lecturing on race is becoming tiresome. The failure to even engage with the arguments raised by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities is dispiriting. Why can its critics not even countenance the possibility that racism is not the sole explanation for the different outcomes between those of differing ethnic groups?

For example, where coronavirus is concerned, the data indicates that black and Asian people are affected worse than white. Is this racism? Black people suffer with sickle cell disease in far higher numbers than do people of other races. Many people from the Indian sub-continent are lactose intolerant. Could ones reaction to coronavirus, and the differing outcomes, in fact arise from genetics or customs?

Black women are reported to suffer disproportionality high levels of complications during pregnancy compared with white women. When the NHS is staffed in disproportionality high numbers by doctors and nurses of back and Asian heritage can racism really be the only possible explanation for the differences?

As for the point raised by the report that some poor white children are in a worse position than their black neighbours, for some that is simply heresy. The critics find it so much easier to attack the authors of the report than to accept that they may have a point.

As I have said before, the race baiters are only interested in fanning the flames. They have no interest in trying to heal the divisions.

21st April 2021

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