British Social Attitudes has shown that between 2000 and 2013 that the percentage of UK people who think they have some level of racial prejudice has gone from 25% to 30%. The events following 9/11 and the four million immigrants in this period are the reasons given for this shift away from liberalism. But at some point we all have to ask ourselves how racist am I?
Am I racist because I am aware that across the world in Europe, Africa and Asia there is a war between Muslim jihadists and the rest. A war which often results in pointless, violent and cruel deaths.
Am I racist because I know that blacks are more likely to be involved in muggings and gun crime
Am I racist because I feel that ghetto rap ins homophobic and aggressively sexist
Am I racist because I know that black churches are homophobic?
Am I racist b because I am aware that female genital mutilation is a racial issue
Am I racist because I think that Asian attitudes to marriage-arranged, forces, honour killings etc are inimical to our society
Am I racists because I think blacks are better athletes, dancers and singers
Am I racist because because I compare Polish and Somali attitudes to work
Am I racist because I resent Muslim attempts to establish sharia law in the UK
Am I racist because I know what colour my cousins children ,my favourite shop keeper, my students and my niece’s husband are.
That is am I racist because I am not colour blind.