by Ed West
Tuesday, 8
June 2021
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The latest nonsense US import: ‘BIPOC’

What exactly is meant by 'indigenous' British people?
by Ed West
‘BIPOC’ is now appearing in appearance comes in the NHS’s diversity A to Z. Credit: Getty

Some years ago the politician Nick Griffin caused controversy — as the British National Party leader was prone to do — when he began referring to “the indigenous British”.

There was a logic to the rebranding, since “white” now has such overwhelming pejorative undertones, and “white British” is an ugly phrase.

Strictly speaking he was correct, but “indigenous” has strong verbal associations with people who are displaced by others, most of the time by whitey, and so it never really caught on.

The memetic power of small neo-fascist parties based in Welling is rather small, while the memetic power of hysterical, over-indulged students in the Great Satan is enormous, so the phrase “indigenous” is now back. Its latest appearance comes in the NHS’s diversity A to Z, which states at one point:

That BIPOC/BIWOC people are made to feel their experiences, history and perceptions of reality are not justified; a subtle form of racist manipulation. This is important because it means that when BIPOC say they have experienced racism they are not believed. Consequently their feelings and experiences are not validated and in this case gaslighting becomes a form of racism.
- NHS

BIPOC stands for “Black, Indigenous and People of Color”, so in the context of the NHS, I’m not entirely sure what “indigenous” means. The Beaker People? The Welsh?

Similarly last month there appeared an open letter in The Bookseller which was aimed at condemning transphobia in British publishing. It warned that: “We’ve walked down the segregation route before – was it really so long ago that we have forgotten notices above restrooms and public spaces that read: ‘No Blacks, No Irish’ or drinking fountains labelled ‘Whites Only’?”

The letter writers referred to themselves as “Those of us who have studied history” and warned “Let’s not make this a time when we repeat our history.”

They had studied history but presumably not our history, seemingly unaware that Britain has never had segregation or indeed separate drinking fountains. (I wonder what percentage of British adolescents now believe we used to have segregation? 10%? 20%?)

Similarly, last June when Londoners took to the streets to protest the police killing of an American man, I read about a woman interviewed by Esquire saying she was there because “there’s still racism going on, not just for black people but Hispanic people, Jewish, Muslims. It just needs to stop.”

What is a “Hispanic” person in England exactly? There is a South American community in South London, there used to be lots of Spaniards in Ladbroke Grove when I was growing up. There’s Michael Portillo, I suppose.

Five years ago, for better or ill, the British people voted to cut their political ties with mainland Europe; is there some way we can vote to cut our cultural ties with the US?

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  • As a Jewish Mulatto, I find the entire (BIPOC) term disgusting. If you need to segregate the races, just use the term POC for those of us who aren’t perfectly reflective.
    Most people’s have some blend of colors. I suspect people that are 100% genetically pure of any melanin will not be offended in any way.

  • My family arrived in London from Ireland after the war. Over the years i often asked at Irish & family gatherings whether anyone saw these signs. No one did but everyone heard about them. It’s been repeated so often, people now believe they were commonplace

  • Because the Liberal Left have so perverted the education system that White people have come to loath their history, culture, people, and Nation. This is all planned by the ‘Frankfurt School’ of Wiemar Republic times where Marxists Intellectuals set a plan to destroy Capitalist Societies from within.

    The 11 Points have been ;listed, (by suspect people perhaps), but still, one can see them and recognize a pattern: (I c/p this from a site ‘debunking the 11 points’ as there are many of those.

    “A conspiracy theory is circulating that the Frankfurt School had a secret 11-point plan to subvert western civilization. The 11 points are:

    1. The creation of racism offences
    2. Continual change to create confusion
    3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children
    4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority
    5. Huge immigration to destroy identity
    6. The promotion of excessive drinking
    7. Emptying of churches
    8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime
    9. Dependency on the state or state benefits
    10. Control and dumbing down of media
    11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family
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