This knowledge does not ‘negate’ the contemporary subject of racial politics, which is after-all of relatively modern import, but it can assist in the process of ‘de-racializing’ the debate so that ethnic groups can evolve away from the mentality of armed camps resisting the enemy. Modern racism can be ‘dissolved’ with a correct scientific knowledge of the past, even if it is acknowledged that it will take time to completely end the illusion of ‘race’. The reality is that the limited human mind has generated ‘race’ and ‘racism’ as a means for one dominant group to oppress and control another.
Where are the missing Chinese people of the UK? Well, there are hundreds of thousands British born Chinese people living in the UK whose parents or grandparents cane from the British colony of Hong Kong. This number is augmented by probably a million ore mainland Chinese students who attend British universities – and others who are employed in UK business. During WWI, thousands of Chinese men were conscripted into the British Army to work as unarmed labourers on the frontline in France.
‘With the current prime minister relegated to a small corner at the bottom of the page, one would be forgiven for thinking that he had just made an outrageous speech, bordering upon the insane, when in fact, following the media attention surrounding the conviction of the (White) killers of (the Black) Stephen Lawrence, Cameron was expressing the opinions of many right minded people in suggesting that ‘racism’ is still a problem in the UK.’