Friday, 16 May 2008

As ye sow...

Race equality council managers refused to give an employee the payrise he had been promised because he was the wrong kind of black, a tribunal has heard.

Nolan Victory, 41, claims his bosses, who were all black, ignored his complaints and even bellowed at him because he was from the wrong part of the world.

He told an employment tribunal that managers at Oxfordshire Racial Equality Council took a disliking to him because he was of Caribbean origin and they were from Africa.

"The management was made up of black Africans and they discriminated against me because I was the only black Caribbean," he told the panel sitting in Reading, Berks.

This is not the only case of race hustlers turning on one another in this manner. The chief executive of the Nottinghamshire Black Partnership is currently suing her employer, claiming that she was a victim of racist and sexist discrimination from Pakistani members of the Partnership's board. And in 2003, a former Commission for Racial Equality solicitor launched legal action against the CRE, claiming that he was discriminated against for being Asian rather than black.

I have no idea whether any of the allegations that have been made have any substance to them. But even if they don't, then the Oxfordshire Race Equality Council and the Nottinghamshire Black Partnership should not be surprised that they have been made. After all, if you run an organisation full of people whose job it is to see racism everywhere, then you shouldn't be too shocked if they eventually start to see it in you. You play with fire, you get burnt; you play with race hustlers, you get accused of racism.

9 comments:

JuliaM said...

But....

I mean....

You see.....

Ok, I've got nothing. Once again, reality drags satire into a back alley and gives it a good kicking :)

Anonymous said...

what goes around comes around....

ranter said...

Third world values, tribalism. Is anyone REALLY surprised? No! It's just that if anyone ever made the point they were howled down.

As ye sow indeed.

bernard said...

FR-

Your story is not confined to black pressure groups, and the animosity between Afro & Caribbean people also goes deeper than geographical.
A few years ago I was in the out-patients of a London hospital having a hand dressing done by a talkative Nigerian nurse. At one stage she was rude and abrupt to a light-skinned Jamaican nurse nearby. I asked if she got on with all those 'other' staff, to which she replied most emphatically NOT, and added, quite matter-of-factly, that 'those others' were the sons and daughters of Slaves!

Interesting alternative perspective, I thought.

Homophobic Horse said...

I think: Blimey, that really is pure nastiness.

ranter said...

Well, in another life when dealing with West Africans (especially Nigerians) who would accuse me of racism and colonialism as well as mentioning slavery; I would respond that his/her forefather did rather well out of the slave trade seeing as it was them who actually captured the unfortunate exports for whitey!
Shut then up - for a while anyway! They never like that being brought up and it never gets much of a mention in Black history month!
West Indians loathe Africans, vice versa. Let's not forget the other divisions based on caste among Indians etc etc.

muzzylogic said...

In related news... your Ali pally is spouting off again, FR:

Responding to Mr Fahy's comments, Metropolitan Police Commander Ali Dizaei told the BBC's Andrew Marr programme the police was "institutionally racist".

"It is less institutionally racist than 10 years ago," he said. "Have we got a clean bill of health now? No. Is it within our grasp? Possibly."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7406856.stm

Possibly. If evil whitey is trodden under firmly enough and the bias-free policing of Mr Dizaei's homeland is given a chance to bed in under his benevolent guidance.

GW said...

The left is wedded to viewing everything through the marxist lens of identity politics. Its at best no different on this side of the pond. Good post. Linked.
http://wolfhowling.blogspot.com/2008/05/interesting-posts-from-around-web-18.html

Anonymous said...

Equality in the UK...it's a joke.

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article1848488.ece

Polygamy..illegal in the uk, yet allowed for MEN and only MUSLIM MEN.

White lads with children of different mothers..white women with children of different fathers and the media describes them as scum, benfit cheats, slags etc. etc..

MUSLIM MEN with children of different mothers are wrapped in a cloak of RESPECTABILITY because their cult allows them to shag up to four different women at any time.

Where's the difference? They're all living on our taxes and yet the muslim way is deemed the more respectable even though they are living in a manner that is ILLEGAL in this country and one that carries up to seven years imprisonment for anybody else.