12 2 mins 15 yrs

britishasians_pa203b.jpgOh dear! More than a third of British Asians do not feel British. Research for the Asian Network discovered 38% of the UK residents of South Asian origin polled felt only slightly or not at all British. More than a third agreed to get on in the UK they needed to be a "coconut", a term for somebody who is "brown on the outside but white on the inside". Three-quarters felt their culture was being diluted by living in the UK and nearly half believed white people do not treat them as British.

Herein lies the problem. They are very happy to live amongst us but they want to retain their own cultural ways and keep apart from is and THIS is where it all goes wrong. For far too long we have indulged this multiculti nonsense. Bottom-line – IF you want to live in the UK then you adopt our ways, you integrate into our society, and you accept our laws. As for feeling like a coconut -isn’t that a bit of a racist thing to say? 

Click to rate this post!
[Total: 0 Average: 0]

12 thoughts on “DILUTED COCONUTS

  1. How many British living in India, Rhodesia etc while occupying those countries felt Indian, Rhodesian etc? A lot less than 2/3rds I imagine.

  2. True. But then, in the end we all got out of those places. Does your attitude mean that in the end all those who want to hang onto their old culture are also going to get out (of here)?

    Very good. When are they going then? Tomorrow?

  3. Nah, it’s going to be a longer term invasion. Bit more like the Angles and the Saxons type thing. 🙂

  4. ‘Act White’?!?

    What kind of racist nonsense is this? What a charmingly worded question…kinda makes it hard to present the position that Britishness is about culture not race doesnt it. Thanks to the Asian Network for that one…

    Bottom line is if you dont assimilate into British culture you cant whinge about not being treated ‘as British’. Simple as that.

  5. How did that song go…….?

    Doctor can you tell me what to do?
    Put the limey in the coconut and call me in the morning

  6. Given that ‘limey’ used to be another term for a Brit, that gives rise to some… interesting interpretations, Daphne.

    Re the post proper, is it just me or has anybody else noticed that the photo above restricts the view to avoid showing the view those saluting fingers? This, I should mention, is the same cropping here as I have seen on a BBC page on the same ‘story’.

  7. The wording of the question worries me. Why have they phrased it in such overly racial terms? "Do Asian people need to act and think white, in order to fit in or get on?" Why do they have to think "white"? What does whiteness have to do with it? The question is surely whether they feel that they should integrate into WESTERN values? And does the fact that they reacted so negatively to a question about whiteness indicate their own racist bias?

  8. What’s with all this coconut nonsense anyway..

    Does anyone know if there is a difference between a Scotsman and a coconut?

    Yes there is. You can get a drink out of a coconut.

  9. If Asians are not happy living in a very tolerant country such as the Uk, then why don’t they bugger off to somewhere they might feel more at home, ie, Asia.

  10. This has been going on in the US for quite some time. "Acting white" is the horror of horrors for our "people of color." Mind, we have all kinds, not just "coconuts" (which in the US mostly applies to Mexicans and other Latin Americans). We also have "Oreo cookies" (black on the outside, white on the inside); "bananas" (for East Asians) and "apples" (for American Indians).

    Hating whitey is big business in the US, and our government finances a lot of it. You guys ain’t seen nuthin’ yet, but you will, you will, if you keep adopting American ideas about "race relations."

    I hope you wake up and reject it, before it’s too late, as it is in the US.

  11. Thanks for bringing up the ‘oreo’ thing, Susan. It’s not something that the white community calls blacks – it’s something that the blacks call each other. It appears that blacks are put under a lot of pressure from other blacks to ‘act black’. If a black isn’t ‘black enough’, then they are called an ‘oreo’.

    We don’t get it. I guess being white automatically makes me racist, so why would I get it? I’m such a pig! lol.

Comments are closed.