Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Simon Says….What?

Simon Woolley (director and one of the founders of Operation Black Vote) indulges in a little sniping at other black pontificators in CiF:
Today the discriminatory factors that hold back black individuals are more subtle, more complex. We know, for example, that recruitment selection panels tend to recruit a reflection of themselves. Which is not good if you're not white and male. But how do you legislate when discrimination is so difficult to prove?

In order to tackle persistent inequality we still need the big stick – the law – but more than that we need sophisticated methods that change not just the process but also the thinking behind why others are seen as less able.

Harker's greatest insult was his negation of black leadership today. "So who, today, speaks for black people?" He mentions Diane Abbott MP but ignores black church leaders ministering to packed churches every Sunday, or activists such as barrister Matthew Ryder, Dr Rob Berkeley at the Runnymede Trust, and author Dreda Say Mitchell. These and other community leaders have responded. It's not their fault they are undermined and largely ignored.
Hmmm, that last name is familiar, for some reason.

*snaps fingers*

Ah! Right…

14 comments:

banned said...

Same old question, what would be the reaction from TPRB if someone set up Operation White Vote?

Anonymous said...

"Today the discriminatory factors that hold back black individuals are more subtle, more complex"

Of course they are. We have to be progressive and move on. We dealt with the old problems but as we have the experts to divine subtle new problems we are continually revealing the bad and the despicable.

Thank goodness we have such selfless people illuminating our darkness.

Still, discrimination has to be stamped out. We new thinkers reject the stale argument that the recent riots had many black people involved, and we new thinkers instinctively know that black on black gun crime is the result of whitey being, well, white. Indeed, we fully understand that no black person has ever been racist or behaved badly and of course they never ever have any absent fathers.

But ol' whitey he still don't like da bruvvers, know what I'm sayin'?

SBC said...

J00lz, off topic but the "Justified" theme is what is known as 'Gangsta-Grass' ie a mix of Bluegrass and two niggers shouting at each other.

It's the only rap I actually like...and playing it loud annoys the sweet fuck out of my kids :)

English Viking said...

So the author admits that mouth-piece blacks as 'community leaders' are 'undermined and largely ignored'.

So they're not leaders then. Just mouthy, hypocritical (Abbot), racist (Darcus) and bigoted (Phillips) blacks.

I have found that the things that tend to hold blacks back in the workplace, generally speaking, obviously, is a significant chip on the shoulder, a difficulty to grasp simple facts, an inability to follow simple instructions and a propensity to sue their employer for 'racism' when they become frustrated by their own inadequacies and get fired for incompetence.

Captain Haddock said...

@ EV ..

You beat me to it .. Well said sir !

Furor Teutonicus said...

If they are so "good at doing the job, if only given the chance", why are most Africans "back home" shitting in their own drinking water, and spending the rest of the time sitting under a tree waiting for the truck from the "Big white God "UN" to turn up with their evening meal?

If they were "capable", they too would have cities like Naples, Paris, London, and would be a serious rival to Europe, America and China in the bussiness/industrial world.

They climbed out of the cave with the same chances as any other race in the world. How they, and their continent turned out is a perfect example of just WHY bosses do not want to employ them.

Henry Crun said...

SBC, the Justified theme is very good. I had a listen to the rest of the Gangstagrass offerings on iTunes and was disappointed to find that is was just more of the same - duelling banjos and shouting.

Uncle Badger said...

Hey! Don't I get a 'community leader' too?

Or was that Maggie? She's the last one I remember...

Twenty_Rothmans said...

Woolley by name, woolly by headedness.

Furor Teutonicus
Indeed.

Greencoat said...

Operation Twat Vote.

JuliaM said...

"Same old question, what would be the reaction from TPRB if someone set up Operation White Vote?"

The histrionics would be awesome to behold, I suspect...

"...but as we have the experts to divine subtle new problems we are continually revealing the bad and the despicable. "

The old chestnut; if you want more of something, subsidise it!

"...off topic but the "Justified" theme is what is known as 'Gangsta-Grass' .."

It has a name? Cool! The first episode, I thought 'What the hell is this!?' but now, I quite like it. It suits the show.

"If they were "capable", they too would have cities like Naples, Paris, London..."

The progressives will say that's because we ruined their countries with colonialism.

JuliaM said...

"Hey! Don't I get a 'community leader' too?"

I don't think we even get the comfort of being regarded as 'a community'!

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX JuliaM said...

The progressives will say that's because we ruined their countries with colonialism. XX

I have an answer to that one as well.

Our cities, scientific knowledge, and infrastructures were well established before anything more of Africa was known, other than the North coast, and Arab tales.

What were the Africans doing betwen "the cave" and the colosseum?

English Viking said...

Julia,

Ethiopia has never been colonised, and yet...