I have just been invited to join a Facebook Group called ANY BLACK QUESTIONS. It's meant to promote an internet TV programme run by Radio 5 Live's talented broadcaster Dotun Adebayo. From the information given, every guest on the programme (which looks like a copy of ANY QUESTIONS) is black. Nothing wrong with that, you may say. It's a free country. But I pose the question: what would happen if someone tried to broadcast a programme called ANY WHITE QUESTIONS, always with an exclusively white panel. It would be unthinkable. And rightly so.
I sometimes recoil from writing about racial issues because anything one writes is open to misinterpretation. But I do think that anything which has the effect of entrenching segregation or separateness needs to at least be openly discussed.