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When I lived in London, England, coming on 20 years ago, every immigrant ("émigré) not "white" was lumped in the "black" category. Casual observers, including, notably, an English RAF capt. (ret'd.) recovering from deployment in Scotland, solicited my US American advice or sympathy regarding "racial" status. Ostensibly because of my phenotypical features ("brown" skin), stereotypical "black" political orientation. This sort of solicitation was not unusual in my experience having traveled the world from days of my early adolescence.

Perhaps the time for you has arrived to study British India and British West Indies historiography more closely, if you are "surprised" by British race hierarchy.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 03:13:15 PM EST
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