This morning as I was driving to work, I heard on the radio about a problem that is beginning to surface in London, since many Eastern European countries joined the EU a vast number of people have moved to the UK for a better life and better jobs, many of these people come from rural areas in their countries where they have never seen a non white person before, of course after they moved to London which is a multi cultural society they were confronted with many other ethnics but for many of the Eastern Europeans children they continued to treat non whites in the same way that their parents do, racism has started to show its ugly head again in London, a survey in London primary schools where many Polish children attend has asked the children to draw other kids in their schools, they were shocked to find that the majority of Polish kids drew monkeys & apes to represent black & brown kids! and apparently that is how their parents feel about black & brown people and they are passing it on to their kids. Britain has and still is dealing with the race issue since 50 years ago and I must say that they did deal very well with it as racism does not really exist in this country or if it exists then most people just keep quiet and say nothing, the other finding of this survey was that many Eastern Europeans have actually approached their children's schools and asked if their children were going to be taught by DARKIES! and that they would prefer if only white teachers taught their kids. Many people phoned in the radio show and complained about being racially abused by Eastern Europeans even though they never experienced racist abuse until now, a Polish woman working for a British / Polish society said that they were tackling this problem by asking Church priests in Poland to tell people that they should be tolerant once they are in the UK just like everyone else but is that enough to solve this problem? I think the answer lies at home with parents.
Monday, 16 April 2007
The Warm Weather
You must have noticed how us Libyans living in the UK have been posting about the weather here lately, in fact we have become obsessed with the weather just like the majority of British people. I actually like long sunny days as long as the temperature remains reasonably warm around 25c is perfect, any warmer than that and I get in a bad mood, London and the whole of the UK is just not designed for hot weather, it gets too hot and sweaty and the pollution fills the air then of course every one here gets the rats and start winging and complaining and fighting with each other, as for motorists, hot weather is bad news, drivers are continuously swearing at each others and just trying to find something to start a problem, combine that with being a Libyan then you are really in trouble :o)
Saying all that, it still was a lovely weekend that most people spent outdoors, actually the weather is still hot and way above average at 24c today.