this thread really brought out the best in everyone...
The whole idea of a white working class season is the biggest farce in the history of the BBC.
I thought the same as the OP after watching this too.
Can someone explain what the "BBC White Season" actually is?
Still, all the muslim extras must have had a field day.
I watched it on BBCiplayer earlier, and I'm really not sure what the message they are trying to convey is. It could be any number of things, none of which really seem to sit comfortably with me:
- Lack of community spirit on council estates leads to disfunctional and abusive relationships in direct contrast to the community atmosphere created by a community-wide religion
- Religion can be used as a tool to escape the misery of everyday life by giving routine and hope
- Not all muslims are terrorists and not all catholic people are saints (although I'm pretty sure anyone with half a brain would have already drawn that conclusion a long while ago)
I've got a feeling the BBC was trying to change people's opinions but it's genuinely come over as yet another overtly PC peice of anti-white pro-islam propaganda. I'll never claim to be racist, but I feel that once again the white working class is being treated abominably whilst the ethnic minorities in this country are being elevated. I come from a white working class background, and darn proud of it, and I'm getting a bit fed up of beaing treated as the bad guys in society.
Every race and creed has good and bad people; I don't see why it's non-pc to admit that!
I agree that any religion could have been used in place of Islam, but the fact that no other religion was is pretty consistent with the BBC's generally pro-Islam stance.
I like the way that people use "PC" like it is a bad thing.
I have just finished watching this program on Iplayer and I was very impressed. I feel that it did what it set out to do very well. The program was meant to see the situation through the little girls eyes and thats why their was this stark contrast because that is often how children see things.
I really think that it was refreshing to see a program which addressed the positives of Islam as a religion with any mention of bombings or terrorism. I think this gave a much needed incite into that side of Islam.
I thought the muslim characters were a bit 'idealised' - I don't think they would be so preachy in real life (anyone been to Bradford?).
quality acting though
The point of the season is to show the white working class is a marginalised, dying breed. That it's been reduced to just another ethnic minority demographic within the BBC demonstrates this clean enough, but if these programmes can get away with racist caricatures (exerpts of "the Poles are coming" suggests this) it truly is a death knell.
The entire BBC 'White season' has been biased rubbish, its almost saying 'those who are against immigration are racist and wrong'