Cottage cream accents

We can work out what they’re doing wrong here:

Speaking with a “cottage cream-thick English accent” is an example of privilege, NHS leaders have been told in seminars on racial justice.

In one talk in June, titled “creating an anti-racist NHS – what is the work to get us there?”, Kehinde Andrews, a professor of black studies, claimed the NHS needed to “acknowledge that there was systemic racism in the workplace from individual workers to executives”.

A professor of black studies is not going to find that there’s little problem. And from memory he’s the bloke who writes articles barking even by Guardian standards.

Finally, they’ve got someone who doesn’t know that the phrase is “clotted cream” trying to explain class and privilege to the English.

Lions, lions with lazers.

26 thoughts on “Cottage cream accents”

  1. How about making sure that the NHS actually does the job that it’s supposed to do first, shouldn’t that be the first priority? Once that is properly sorted then do all that equality and diversity crap if you really feel you must.

  2. Reminded me of Little Britain. Vicky Pollard gets a black boyfriend and starts talking in strong Afro-Caribbean patois. Then finally her boyfriend responds with a perfect cut-glass English accent.

    What a curious expression for pronunciation though – “cottage cream-thick” or even “clotted-cream”. I wonder what he would think of my Rochdale/Rossendale vowels leavened with a few Southern variations.

  3. Since the NHS is the only* part of government with a rising budget, all the grift ends up in there. We’ll have NHS teachers teaching PSHE in state schools before the end of this Parliament; and the DfE will welcome them with open arms because it reduces pressure on their budgets.

    Maybe they’ll even teach RE with the NHS as state religion, or Politics with the NHS as a Chinese-style one-party system.

    (*Not quite true: HS2 also has money, hence the eco-grift that we saw yesterday.)

  4. The real example of privilege here is getting to be a “professor” when you are as thick as compacted plantain-shit.

  5. “Research from Paul Ingram of Columbia Business School found that workers from lower social-class origins in the US (for instance) were 32 per cent less likely to become managers than those from higher social-class origins. That represented a greater disadvantage than the one experienced by women compared with men (27 per cent) or black employees compared with those who are white (25 per cent).”

    So OK I can accept that in certain situations, thanks to a polished accent, an upper middle-class black may have the advantage over such as the female presenters who were fronting yesterday’s Football Focus … horses for courses. “But inclusion drives have little to offer a white male from a working class background.”

    Like most, I’m a creature of bias, and – given I spent more of my working life as an employer rather than employee, admit to surrounding myself with people that in the main look and sound like me. When starting out, however, I also suspected that speaking with a pronounced Black Country accent would be a barrier to my advancement and made an effort to mask it.

  6. ‘How about making sure that the NHS actually does the job that it’s supposed to do first’

    Stonyground is obviously correct. Of course, since I speak old fashioned Queensland dialect, Pommy accents mean bugger all to me.

  7. There was also an article in yesterday’s papers detailing how the rise in black joblessness was bucking the national trend. Although restauranteurs, store owners and theme park operators have been bleating they can’t hire enough workers to take advantage of the rebounding economy – and as a consequence wages have risen sharply – employers are reluctant to hire black applicants. Latinos are being hired but not blacks. Thanks in part to Black Lives Matter and the attendant aggro (my assumption) there is a higher unemployment rate for black Americans with university associate’s degrees than there is for white high school dropouts. And I doubt it has anything to do with accents.

  8. It would actually be nice to be able to understand many of the accents spoken at my local hospitals. That includes the consultants.

  9. It’s strange that although the NHS is, according to the NHS, criminally underfunded, that they always seem to have plenty of money to spend on anti-White, anti-Western, anti-Christian crap like this.

  10. The NHS is *SO* racist, 90% of the staff are non-white, and we’re clamouring for more. Brexit is such evil because we can’t strip-mine foreign countries of their health staff.

    *slight exageration. But my orthodontist was from India, my ENT is from Nigeria, so that’s two out of two.

  11. “We’ll have NHS teachers teaching PSHE in state schools before the end of this Parliament”

    I can’t track it down, but I saw yesterday:

    “The year is 2100. Everybody travels on foot, it is illegal to cut down trees in London, and 99% of UK workers are employed by the NHS.”

  12. Clotted cream accent (you can’t milk a cottage) I associate with indigenous rural Devon and Cornwall. No special privilege there, unless you count the ignorance of the existence of Professors of Woke studies.

  13. Perhaps he meant a cottage cheese accent. Or, more likely, he meant nothing in particular except to express racial hostility. Shouldn’t that be investigated as a hate crime?

  14. Lions with lasers.

    Unless used properly as opposed to the “No I expect you to die Mister Bond” method I have always considered lasers to be over-rated as a deterrent.

    Lions with slightly blunt teeth would be my suggestion having the advantage of being culturally appropriate for Mr Andrews and his ilk along with the avoidance of unnecessary mental anguish being brought about by exposure to “white” technology.

  15. Bloke in North Korea (Germany province)

    I do wonder, we have had such a long period of time without a war directly impacting civilians. Domestically (everywhere in the west) the almost complete, and largely natural death of miscellaneous illogical prejudices like sexism, racism, homophobia, there is no out-group left to label, to point the finger at, to feel superior to.

    Is this a deep seated human need? To have an out group to hate and feel superior to? And what we are seeing now is its resurgence, in a “morally acceptable” way?

    No one really hates anyone any more, so the whole left BLMarxism, whipping up new racial and class hatred has space to operate where it did not before. And for those who don’t buy into BLMarxism there is now “the unvaccinated”, as hate group du jour.

  16. BiNK – yes. There is a need to ‘other’ in order to feel superior. Made all the worse by the (‘white’) superiority perceived by those doing the othering. So we end up with ‘superiodity’ where we praise the weird and awful rather than aspire.

  17. But hasn’t it already established that babies are born racist, something to do with being observed to act upset when they see strange faces

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