(Original post by MrMango)
In regards to your first question
Well I wouldn't say us blacks had a rich history in Britain tbh we only came over in the 60s really.. I've yet to meet a black thats when you needed us here, now we've served our purpose of bringing the country back up, everyone wants to get the deportation papers out. You act like blacks have done nothing.. America was built on the backs of blacks through slavery. Read your post you are acting as though Africa should be grateful for being invaded.
Posted from TSR Mobile
Ok, so that first comment was admittedly a little lacking in objectivity. Although I missed out the quotation I was responding to "iheartplums" in post number 8 and her comment that all white people had done was "rape, pillage and enslave others and take over their lands". I am a keen student of history and tend to get rather annoyed by such a lopsided view of what happened. I was not claiming that black people have done nothing, but merely trying to show that white people had done more than "rape, pillage, enslave, etc..."
Of course you're right that I was being simplistic and one-sided in response to that. For instance I mentioned the space missions - but as you say, the first century or so of America's rise (until their civil war and probably some way afterwards) was greatly helped by their use of slaves in the South, and I think it likely that the huge team at NASA working on it had people of all races on it so it's not really right to attribute that achievement to any one race, and the same can be said for other things too.
On the subject of Africa being invaded - well my view was summarised by saying that the world is not so easily divided into good and evil. British and European colonialism in Africa was responsible for both good and bad things. Some of the good things I mentioned above would surely be things to be grateful for wouldn't you say? Empires have been rising and falling throughout history and, just as Britain can be grateful to the Romans for some of the things they left behind, surely Africa can do the same without bearing a grudge? I feel as though that is a more productive way of looking at things instead of trying to make white people feel guilty and pointing the finger of blame. What's done is done and the wiser course of action is to learn lessons and move forward.
You refer to black people only getting here in the 60s. Whilst that is true for a large number, there were many here before that, as far back as the 18th century even and I've heard people claim that the Romans brought Africans with them here too. But that's beside the point - if I understand you correctly are you saying that you don't feel as though British history is your history because you feel it's dominated by white people and your familial ancestors had no part in it?
As a last point I don't know who wants to deport black people from Britain, but I certainly do not. As I've been saying, we are all British, regardless of colour, religion, etc...