AN 68-YEAR-OLD white man has declared that he needs no assistance when it comes to determining what is racist, or, is almost always the case, not in the least racist.
Norman Steele, 62, has spent a lifetime considering the racial question since it began coming up a few months ago, and has concluded that there was never a problem.
Steele said, “I am not prejudiced against anyone because they come from a particular race.
“Some of my very best friends happen to be from the white race. I celebrate that. I wish the same could be said for those who hurl epithets such as ‘gammon’, just because of the colour of their capillaries.
“They feel unable to visit some of the ‘no-go’ areas of Birmingham or Bradford for fear of abuse.”
“However, racism against black or Indians is largely groundless. My favourite toy was a golliwog called Sambo, for God’s sake.
“And this fuss about The Black And White Minstrel Show? As a younger man, I had the pleasure of meeting some of these minstrels and found that generally, beneath the surface, they were just like us.”