Ultima Thule

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

English should be more English says Britain's first black archbishop.

By Aussiegirl

It takes a man from Uganda to appreciate being British.

BBC NEWS -- English 'should reclaim identity'

Dr Sentamu says he has a passion for the English culture. Multiculturalism has left the English embarrassed about celebrating their true national identity, Britain's first black archbishop has said.

Dr John Sentamu, who will be enthroned as Archbishop of York next week, said a failure to rediscover English culture would fuel greater political extremism.

[...]"The English are somehow embarrassed about some of the good things they have done.

Multiculturalism has seemed to imply, wrongly for me, 'Let other cultures be allowed to express themselves but do not let the majority culture at all tell us its glories, its struggles, its joys, its pains

Dr Sentamu, who fled Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in 1974, praised English culture, saying it had given the world parliamentary democracy.


At 11:45 PM, Anonymous Scythian Princess said...

Nice to hear a common sense view of multiculturalism from someone highly placed. No doubt he will be pilloried for it, though.

Cultural egalitarianism is not on the agenda of today's multiculturalism advocates. Much less is respect for historic traditions.


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