These girls’ refreshingly breezy take on “racism” (caught during a BBC doc about the class system) is a wonderful tonic when contrasted with the ultra-serious, twisted and ultimately futile earnestness of a Warren Kinsella or Bernie Farber.
When I say “this is how the normal, non-elite people I grew up with talk about race,” this is the sort of thing I mean.
And Kinsella, Bernie and The Guy Who Is Suing Us would ban it:
Off-camera interviewer: Who would you vote for?
White girl: What? In that parliament stuff? I don’t know. Who is there to vote for? Wait, there’s one of them, yeah, I can’t remember what ’e’s called but there’s a reason my dad votes for them. The BNPs, or something.
Black best mate (as she fondly brushes white girl’s hair), very amused: They’re racist to me, you stupid bitch.
White girl (giggling): I ain’t racist.
Black best mate (still laughing): They’d get all the blacks out of the country and I’m ’alf black, you stupid slut.
White girl (as if this explained everything): Oh. I thought they’d just chuck all the Pakis out…
Black girl: Naah, I’d be chucked out wiv them. I’d be rowing my boat back to Jamaica.