My point is that as Foreign Secretary I expect him to know more about arguably the single most important cultural movement of his time in office. What sort of standards are we supposed to hold these fools to?
Surprised he didn't seem to know/was wrongly briefed but is race such a big issue in the UK as it is in America?
I know there were big demonstrations throughout the country and issues around statues (and now business and institutions - Greene King and Lloyds of London) of people who we now know to have behaved wrongly compared to our present day values - some several generations later, but how much of that is genuine grievances and how much was reflective of American solidarity?
I would guess the vast majority of UK protesters were under the age of thirty but UK law has outlawed racial discrimination since the 1965 Race Relations Act - some 55 years ago.
Fwiw I've seen first hand over the years people play the race 'card' to get away with all sorts that would have resulted in disciplinaries/terminations for others, so it has had some significant bearing on our society's behaviour over the years.
I've also, rather bizarrely been subject to a form of racial discrimination myself when I was the only white guest at my mates Muslim wedding and the staff and owners of the reception seemed to have some sort of an issue with that. All ended well though.
Yes more could be done to make life equal for all but similarly racism is simply not a one way street and I've seen people looking after their own (if I can put it like that) rather than be fair and equal to all.
At the end of the day people judge things from their own prospective, some are brought up in racist family's and thus become the next generation of racists themselves - and I'm mean that equally to blacks and whites - and every other ethnicity out there.
I don't know what the answer is, education can and will help but even if everything was fair and equal to everyone, there will be some who will always harbour racist thoughts, feelings and even sometimes, actions.