In all the regional news gags – the only one that features a PoC and white man is where she is giving him a shave. https://t.co/d8mq6V7gY9
— Zach Zavid (@ZacharyLatif) December 4, 2018
I am going to write a short but important post about silent racism. This is the picture on Twitter about the “Piers Morgan revenge.”
- Nish Kumar has made waves in Britain because he talks about unconscious bias. Don’t call him Patel constantly. My name is Nish Kumar – so please stop calling me Nish Patel
- This has happened to me in the climbing club; I was mistaken for the only other Pakistani in it even though we looked totally different.
- After my Gandhi in the train moment last week I have realised the need for integrated coloreds to start speaking up and sharing their experiences.
- This not about moaning and whining as model minorities are trained not to do (especially in Britain- I can’t speak for trans-Atlantic brethren).
- There are two groups of coloreds in Britain; the Dharmic and Abrahamics. The Abrahamic colored population (Muslims) overdose on picking out injustices and have a penchant to fight the wrong battle (hijab is not a sign of feminism). The Dharmic minorities (Chinese, Hindu & Sikh) are only looking at getting on top of the economic pole. Both have taken extreme position in getting ahead.
- Now back to the picture on top. The gag is that Piers Morgan (a local British provocateur) tends to overrun and interrupt the local news channels so each of them made a gag about it.
- I’ve put the Moment thread after the jump but the only one to feature a coloured presenter is the one where she is shaving a white man. The rest of is white women (the only white men are Piers and the shaved chap).
- Now people might be saying that Zach you are simply over-reacting but this is what my Gandhi on the train moment taught me that no matter how posh, educated or rich one becomes there is a silent racism that weaves our society.
- The two are “co-presenters” why wasn’t it shown him doing her hair as an example..
- Now it’s not obvious nor is it all that pernicious but it is invisible because now people don’t say Paki anymore (I’ve never been called a Paki fwiw) but they think it. I’m not Orwellian, I’m not interested in people’s thoughts except inasmuch as it affects my life and then only then will I call it out.
- The reason I’m sympathetic to the right is that they at least vocalise their pride and racism so it’s actually much healthier to have a conversation with them. It’s the left that internalises it and then time & time again they need white male saviours to bind them together (Beto O’Rouke, Jeremy Corbyn, Justin Trudeau).
- In an increasingly multi-polar world the West needs the goodwill of its colored minorities to increasingly act as bridges to the rising civilisations of the East (India & China).
- Why do I applaud Priyanka Chopra (and I approve of all the 4 celebrity weddings in Bollywood this year except S. Kapoor’s frankly she could have done better but she’s simply too nice). but condemn the picture above? That’s because Priyanka has gamed the system by marrying a famous Hollywood star 10 years her junior. But I still note that it was the blonde blue-eyed Sophie Turner who captured the headlines because she danced the bhangra and wore an Indian suit.