Thursday 15 March 2018

"It's important for people to understand the difference"

There's an article on the BBC News website that's dividing opinion:

For some this is a case of the BBC "normalising regressive cultures again"; for other's it's the BBC living up to its mission to inform and clearing up "misapprehensions" about arranged marriages. 

The BBC reporter behind the piece, Megha Mohan, does indeed have that purpose, having tweeted:

The reaction to this tweet has been split too. She's getting plenty of 'thank yous', but others are accusing her of being "patronising" and complaining that the headline is racist against white people.


  1. Where did you see that? Was it featured prominently on the front page or did you have to know where to go to find it?

  2. I found it on the home page, I think they've now removed it. Apparently you chose cards to make your auntie move closer or further away from you, one of the cards actually said 'your sister married a white man so your auntie moves away two spaces'. So it's a bit like the game of life but with racism.

    1. Thank you. I was curious about the placing of the article.

  3. She sounds very racist. Does she think there are no black people whose marriages are not "arranged"? And what needs explaining exactly? "You're marrying your cousin..." doesn't really take a lot of explaining.

  4. Is there such a thing as bodaciousism? I just ask because the % of BBC moppets hired to hit the screens seem quite easy on the eye. And the pages of the Fail and Express are littered with 'white' people having wardrobe malfunctions who have been enjoying the sun a lot more than her.

    And when they stop being so, they appear to need the services of lawyers.


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