Alasdair Gray has caused quite a lot of ripples with his article, eh? Culture and the arts, are major battlegrounds for consciousness and identity. Yet at present, writings in the Scots Leid undergo a “negrofication”. An understanding that works such as Kelmans or Welsh’s are quirky, cross-overs from parochial culture – the one of amateur writers …
They say attack is the best form of defence. And so it would seem.
Earlier this year, Dianne Abbot got involved in an exchange with one of her constituents, who objected to the references made in the media to a monolithic “black community” in the context of the eventual conviction of the murderers of Stephen Lawrence.
I’ve spent a week in the dark parts of the lefty blogsphere. First I ventured into Socialist Unity – the home of the UK misogynist left, then I got sucked in to Harry’s Place – the home of the UK imperialist left.
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