Friday, 27 March 2009

A Grave Problem

Great Britain has a grave problem. Its highest political offices are not held by black men. How can any self-respecting Briton ever feel proud of his country, let alone rid himself of a pervading sense of disgust, whilst the country remains in white hands? Let us all, therefore, irrespective of race or creed, and for the sake of pride and progress, justice and fairness, give way to black-racial interests. Towards the realisation of our goal, we should mark every step with the slogan: “It’s hardly Barack Obama, but you’ve got to say it’s progress.” [1]

[1] Joseph Harker, “A sign of hope for Commons equality?Comment is Free (The Guardian’s weblog), 25th March 2009.

4 comments:

dearieme said...

The Heart of Whiteness.

Gerard said...

"Great Britain has a grave problem. Its highest political offices are not held by black men. How can any self-respecting Briton ever feel proud of his country, let alone rid himself of a pervading sense of disgust, whilst the country remains in white hands? Let us all, therefore, irrespective of race or creed, and for the sake of pride and progress, justice and fairness, give way to black-racial interests. Towards the realisation of our goal, we should mark every step with the slogan: “It’s hardly Barack Obama, but you’ve got to say it’s progress.” [1] "

... is no longer in the article. Unless I'm missing something. Can you check again?

The Dandy Highwayman said...

Gerard, it is still there. It is the last sentence of the article.

Detroit Paul said...

I have to confess that, like Gerard, I thought the entire paragraph was excerpted from the piece. I just spent several minutes digging through the column and its dozens of comments trying to find the phrase "grave problem."

I'm not sure what threw us off, exactly, but it's something about the way the post is formatted, or the way the footnote appears, or something. Either way, quite confusing and vaguely irritating.