Racial Divisions

The UK is one of the least racist countries in the world, according to a new worldwide survey by the Policy Institute at King’s College, London. Figures show that just two per cent of Britons feel uncomfortable about the idea of living next door to somebody of a different race. This is not to belittle those who have and do experience racial prejudice. Nor must we smugly dismiss any further allegations, but it must sit uncomfortably with the ‘liberal’ race-baiters who assure ethnic minorities living in Britain that they are marginalised, mistreated and automatically disadvantaged. As Edmund Burke commented on the common-sense values of ordinary people (the “wisdom of unlettered men”), the many hundreds of thousands of foreigners who attempt to relocate to Britain annually, legally and illegally, presumably understand the state of British race relations better than the hectoring elites.

Racial prejudice is horrible, but we in Britain have been working to reduce and eradicate it for sixty years, and the survey shows it has not been fruitless. No, it is not race that divides humans, but the Gospel:

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.”

-Matthew 25:31-33, NKJV