That’s an awful lot of strikes against her

Rachel Boyle is head of interdisciplinary studies at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University, and researches racism and ethnicity

Teaching nothing very much in the education department of the Leeds Mechanics Institute. It’s the equivalent of Wilt and his Meat Two classes but for the trainee primary school teachers who got in with a double E at A level.

However, racism would not end with abolition: it was far too valuable. Racism became the handmaiden to the empire. The mythology of race, and white superiority, would become a major ingredient in the establishment of British imperialism.

Well, no, not really. It wasn’t in fact about race as it is understood today – black, skin colour, that sort of thing. The English were convinced they were superior to everyone else of every skin colour. In fact, you wouldn’t have to dig that deep to find those insistent that the Hindoo or other Darkie was superior to a Frenchie. And obviously so of a Dago.

20 thoughts on “That’s an awful lot of strikes against her”

  1. Purge the Unis and schools if you want to break the marxist shite behind most of our troubles. But start by purging Bogus Johnson and his gang first.

    And purging yr computer hack might be a good idea also Tim. Is he blackmailing you?

  2. I believe that the expression summing up the situation in the days of Empire was “Wogs begin at Calais”.

  3. What’s far more relevant than the status of her job-title is the quality of her arguments. And her arguments are embarrassingly poor.

  4. They also thought they were superior to all the other English, England being the first colony ruled by the English ruling class.

  5. After this exchange was widely shared on social media, I was bombarded with hate messages – making me acutely aware just how deeply rooted racism is in British society…

    Maybe people just think you’re a c**t love….

  6. Rachel Boyle is head of interdisciplinary studies at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University, and researches racism and ethnicity

    What’s that sound? Only Alderman Foodbotham, iron watch-chained perpetual chairman of the Bradford Municipal tramways and Fine Arts committee turning in his grave.

  7. The English, The English, The English are Best,
    I wouldn’t give tuppence for all of the rest!

    Flanders & Swann

  8. Things driving the British Empire (and all others):

    1 – Merchant Adventurers run expeditions to obtain valuable items from remote countries – either by trade or plunder.

    2 – The realisation that peaceful trade produced more profits results in the creation of corporate trading organisations, agreements with the native population, and the use of Western military technology to establish friendly local rulers in positions of dominance over local rivals.

    3 – Conflict with local rulers over this one-sided relationship resulted in the takeover of corporate trading organisations by their governing European states.

    4 – Establishment of European bureaucratic bodies to run the colonial possessions. This action justified as maintaining national stability by maintaining corporate profits, and ‘spreading civilisation’ (vaguely defined as Christianity and Western legal practices).

    5 – Under pressure from American corporate traders (who were shut out from trading with various Imperial trading blocks), imperial possessions are given independence.

    5 – Situation reverts back to 2) above…..

  9. “People believe they have the right to talk about your skin shade, question your heritage and then express their opinions on whether it fits in with their perceived narrative of you.” –
    err they do have that right. Plus if someone’s perceived narrative is wrong , how does it get corrected if they keep quiet if they percieve someone is very willing to weaponise innocent comments?

  10. I think this is written by the daft bint who was Cathy Newmaned by Laurence Fox on QT.

    Of course these days it’s possible that there’s more than one Rachel Boyle lecturing on race in a low grade northern university.

  11. I have copies of Generals Ironside and Maynard’s memoirs of their escapades in North Russia in 1918-19. Both books are laced with their contempt for the Russians: dim-witted, apathetic sheep to sum them up. However it is not all ant-Slav, the two have nothing but praise for the Serbs under their command.

    I wish I could remember which historian said it, but the British conquered India so easily with so little bloodshed ( unlike the Moghuls, Persians etc ) because the ruling Indian castes could not believe that they had met a race even more arrogant than they were.

  12. Dodgy,
    3/4 As a result of 2 merchant venturing become less risky and more rewarding. Politicians and hangers-on see an opportunity to steal now others have done the hard work.

  13. People believe they have the right to talk about your skin shade, question your heritage and then express their opinions on whether it fits in with their perceived narrative of you.”

    @HB – what she means in the above became clear when I googled her. She’s quite presentable but I guess only one in 10 would guess she’s black.

    Presumably this leads to encounters where she twats on about the oppression she is subject to, while the conversational victims look more and more confused, until she says: “…. because I am BLACK!” At which point they reflexively say: “Hey?” or “Say what now?” which of course is questioning her heritage. Bloody racists and their perceived narratives. Don’t they know it’s her homeopathic levels of blackness which inform every aspect of her life?

  14. Bloody racists and their perceived narratives. Don’t they know it’s her homeopathic levels of blackness which inform every aspect of her life?

    Next you’re going to try to tell me that Megan Markle is black, right?

  15. I bet she feels happy to discuss my shade, my heritage and thereby give opinions about me. It’s basically her entire schtick.

  16. Exactly, Chester. Trafficking in the precise nonsense she accuses others of shows her lack of appreciation for irony.

  17. “Homeopathic levels of blackness.” – Save this quote. It’ll come in useful in the future as one seeks to use the ‘one drop’ rule to one’s advantage. My paternal grandmother was remarked upon for her swarthy complexion and features. Just because I am fair blond with blue eyes and burn rather than tan doesn’t mean you should assume I am not black.

  18. My paternal grandmother was remarked upon for her swarthy complexion and features.

    Give her high cheekbones and you could be a Cherokee, too

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