The biggest delusion of all, which props up this whole debate, is the notion that black and white people forming loving relationships proves racism is being defeated: that the quality of life for Britain\’s minorities can be measured by the number of interracial relationships. But this is fantasy. Compare it with gender equality. Would anyone seriously claim that, because men and women feel attraction for each other, sexism cannot exist? From the days of master-slave girl couplings, it\’s always been clear that what people do in the bedroom is completely separate from what they do in the outside world.
Ultimately, it\’s clear that there is no single \”mixed-race\” experience – it varies with age, gender, geography and the type and number of ethnic origins a person has. And I\’d never dictate to anyone what they should call themselves. But if we want to see an end to discrimination, prejudice and inequality based on skin colour, in all forms, then there is no doubt that black and mixed-race people have to be on the same side.
Nonsense. That people of different skin colours shag each other and produce children is a) what proves the very concept of race to be nonsense and b) what is going to eliminate race as something to even discuss.
When our great great grandchildren are all with a slight cafe au lait tinge to their skin colour who in fuck is going to give a shit?