Suddenly, Racism Is ‘Complex’…

Or so says Hugh Muir. Now, how could that be?

Now and then I get letters making the point – with various degrees of firmness – that all ethnic groups are capable of diversity misdemeanours. I wonder why they are sent; this column has never pretended otherwise. Still, it’s good to keep reminding ourselves that such matters are complex.

Are they? Oddly enough, I don’t recall Hugh ever saying this about other racism, the straightforward, ‘evil white man’ type…

What triggered this? Well, it was the revelation that clubs were leery of large groups of black males.

The column prompted former club doorman Paul to get in touch.

“As your article suggests and I am ashamed to confirm, black men were targets for racism,” he said.

“We, as a team, were under specific instruction that no groups of black lads were allowed in. There were flashpoints, rightly so, regarding this – but (this is no attempt at justification) we had instructions from the people paying the wages, whose club it was and who selected and chose the (unpublished, obviously) door policy. Sad fact of life I never agreed with but, shamefully, personal feelings were superseded by my need for gainful employment.

Here’s his twist. The club owners – architects of the noxious policy – were of mixed heritage. The “door picker”, entry supervisor, was black.


“I was the only white doorman,” he said. “I was the only one ever accused of being racist. Why? Because I’m white? Because I was the public face of some bullshit agenda.” Which shows that when power and morality diverge and the air is rendered poisonous everybody then suffers in some way.


6 comments for “Suddenly, Racism Is ‘Complex’…

  1. July 25, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Racism. Complex? Nah. If its complex wot yer need try transgenderismists. They confuse their arses with their elbows.

  2. john in cheshire
    July 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Whites are the least racist on this planet. But communists will never accept this truth while, from my experience, other races acknowledge this to be true. Don’t believe me, do your own investigation – comment aimed not at you JuliaM but those communists who might happen upon this website.

  3. mona
    July 26, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    God was the original racist he favoured Jews above all others they were his chosen people, is that or is that not racist?.

  4. Harry
    July 26, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Mona, he chose the Israelites. That is the twelve tribes, only one of which were called Judah. Later the twelve tribes split into two Houses, Israel and Judah. The House of Judah was largely comprised of Judahites and Benjamites. The remaining ten tribes were the House of Israel.

    Whether or not all of today’s ‘Jews’ are of the House of Israel is a vexed question. It seems many may well be ‘those who say they are Jews but are not’. Unravelling this complex issue appears to go a long way towards understanding much of what’s happening in the world today. Mass immigration included.

  5. Harry
    July 26, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    You make a valid point though 🙂

  6. James Strong
    July 27, 2015 at 6:51 am

    God didn’t favour anybody.
    The group who claim to be favoured were the group who wrote the book that contained that claim.
    Why anybody takes that seriously is quite interesting, but nevertheless ridiculous.

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