TIME TO FACE UP TO ABUSE IN THE WHITE COMMUNITY

Yup, that’s what it says. Jimmy Savile, Stuart Hall et al, all corrupt, abusive, and white. Bit of a shock, huh? Neat article in today’s Guardian, satirising the slant  with which some sex rings are reported, because they happen to involve Muslim males.. No, and we don’t want journalists tiptoeing around stories because sensitive minorities might be involved, but it’s still a point worth making. So sad, that while what I actually see in the street (OK, in Birmingham, rather than Much Wenlock) seems to be decent, sensible co-existence, the media atmosphere gets shriller all the time. Maybe I don’t see enough, maybe I’m too far away, but there is something nasty and contrived about the way people who should know better work so hard to generate hatred of “the other”.