NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
R2, I understand everything you have said and agree with you that your friend is obviously being singled out and treated badly.
Like Vorpal says we have to go back to the root of the problem, a part maybe even a small part of the problem to me appears to be the cultural background.
Apart from the Southwest Devon and Cornwall only I think a part of Wales has less BAME population, IIRC.
so I'm not seeing the same sort of problems that more populated parts of the country are.
In all my years I have only probably spoken to a few dozen BAME people, They are incredibly thin on the ground where I live.
When I was in intensive care for two sidekicks of the consultant were both Asian, so I have them to thank for me still being here.
The root of the problem AFAICS is prejudice on a grand scale from the top down due people not being treated or looked upon as equals.
As recent as the past ten years there's been systematic prejudice by government in the shape of the Windrush scanda,overseen by the Home Sec's office under the authority of Theresa May,who then became Prime Minister,with that scale of prejudice it's no wonder there's such a kick back by the BLM movement!
And that is only the tip of the prejudical iceberg within UK society,police may not go around shooting BAME people dead for no reason but there's an incredible amount of prejidice within the the force.
Going back to the root of it is in education,we have as I posted on another thread,a two(or even a three) tier education system in the UK based purely on affordability.
It needs a very strong willed individual to break out of the poverty trap,and an even stronger willed one if their skin's the wrong colour.There's a caste system at play in all but name,even some people on this forum believe children should be sifted through at aged 11 so some get a better education than others who may develope at a slower pace.
We have an underfunded education system whose over worked teachers have to beg parents for teaching resources,so they can teach their pupils and students in schools falling apart,with large class sizes,which are worst in the more highly populated regions of the country.
The problem IMHO is worth or lack of it,keep treating people like dogs and sooner or later they'll bite back,and find their own way of living rejecting society's norms in which has rejected them.
EDIT:- Today we have BoJo the clown claiming that the death rate from C19 in care homes is the fault of people working in them not taking precautions by among ther things not wearing PPE.My eldest daughter is a shift manager in a care home which couldnt get any PPE until four weeks ago!
Care homes that are predominentily staffed by BAME and immigrant workers!
EDIT No2,My daughter's care home has so far had no C19 cases either in residents or care workers