Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Not Around My Way

I am truly stunned at this.

"White gay men often assert that they are "strong black women" or have an "inner black woman" "?

It makes me pine for the old Chad's queens. None of those was known, at least in public, as "Shanequa from around your way".

But which of them ought to be so styled today, and why? Who else, come to that?

Anyway, are not the famous "jazz hands" a form of cultural appropriation, too?

On Left and Right alike (although the Loony Right is almost never ridiculed, despite having vastly more power), these things settle down into upper-middle-class London, thus into the media, and thus into politics, in that order.

By no means always, in either case, along predictable party lines.

We need far more commentators from around our way.

And we need to hear far more of the politicians from around our way, be they local councillors, or be they those 19 out of 20 MPs whose existence is ignored.

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