I agree with a lot of what you write. But I’m staggered on this board, when the inference is that it’s a particular problem in the England/Britain/UK. Which is plain nonsense.
Yes there is a racist element, but I would argue every single country on this planet has an element of racism in their respective societies that is equal or greater than here. And they are not experiencing Brexit.
Racism is rife in America (which seems to have exploded under Trump - or maybe more awareness with social media) Germany has it’s problems, Italy with their recent ridiculous treatment of black footballers, Spain has had similar situations, Bulgaria, Russia. Ever been to China, Hong Kong and Japan (white people are called ghosts) - their guides (Lonely planet etc) has sections devoted to it. UAE and their utter disdain to workers from African or other parts of Asia.
The list is endless and despite what you keep saying, racism is no more exclusive to these shores than anywhere else.
But back to Meghan - you’re new hobby horse to beat Brexit voters with; I’ve never met the woman and literally have no opinion on a woman who holds no interest to me whatsoever, or one I’ve never met and I suspect that view is shared by the majority of the nation. My opinion on her is no different to Kate, Sophie or any other woman in the Royal Family. The Royal Family is a medieval concept that should be ditched. Should have been way before Meghan turned up.
This isn’t necessarily about you per se @frog_in_a_tree, but what really frustrates me, and is a cowards trick, is to accuse every white person of racism if they happen to criticise someone of colour. It’s infantilising people of different ethnicities beyond belief to cry racism every time they’re criticised by someone who happens to be white and it really is the sign of a sick mind to invent racism where it doesn’t exist and to presume that it’s not possible to evaluate another human beings behaviour without being racist; that’s some serious f’ing projecting there. People these days deliberately interpret people’s comments with the most pejorative view possible and wear it like a badge of honour; they’re a joke.
Twitter is absolutely infested with MAGA racist scum, they tend not to be inconspicuous. You don’t need to go looking for it, where it doesn’t exist.
By what measure? :