Last Sunday ( December 28th) there was a programme on Radio 4 where Henry Bonsu investigates current debates about class and poverty in education policy, in the light of calls by Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Equalities and Human Rights, for Britain's white working class children to receive special educational funding, alongside other underachieving minorities. The programme was quite enlightening as I expected a diatribe about racist white people and we must feel sorry for our ethnic brothers. This was not the case it was interesting programme about trying to get children to achieve, although race was mentioned on the whole it was not in a racist manner until we heard from Professor David Gilborn who said the following “White identity has only been destructive and violent” he went on to say that to encourage Whiteness is a time bomb, a disaster waiting to happen. This Professor racist views about white people is a disgrace, his views on the Police Force left a lot to be desired as well, it seems that the BBC pander to these extremist and never give an alternative view.
Listen to the programme go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fzw11