July 29, 2015
Hang on, I’m writing this down: ‘B-a-t-h…’
Not another article that ignores so much about what a place like London, a place where black and brown people live and have claimed spaces, brings to some of us and that is not attainable elsewhere.
Go back to the home counties. Go, and here’s what will happen.
A few months into your new life you will realise that you haven’t seen a black person in a while, but you will still describe your new city or village as diverse to anyone you speak to because there is a Chinese restaurant and a cluster of guest workers.
Sometimes you and your friends will discuss diversity while you’re drinking wine together in the garden but most of the time you will forget about it.
Your beautiful white children will go to schools full of beautiful white children and the rest of the world will validate you and them forever.