A Matter of Identity
Some things go deeper than ethnicity
Bias is a weird thing, I’ll say that!
Earlier this year — pre-virus — I had a problem with my car. I got online to a service I’ve used before, and they sent a diagnostic chap round to give the car the once-over.
I live in a fairly obscure street in Coventry, and as often happens, the diagnosticians’ sat-nav led him astray, so he called me. He wasn’t so very far away so I talked him in. About five sentences into the conversation, he says “That accent! You’re from the North, aren’t you?” To which I reply…