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What Is The Reason Why Black And Asian Don't Visit Our Glorious English Countryside?

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anotheoldgit | 09:14 Wed 01st May 2019 | Media & TV
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Central ITV it seems deems it necessary to produce a series on the subject.

https://www.itv.com/news/central/2019-04-30/a-place-in-the-country-part-1/

But it is not just the countryside they also don't care to visit our Stately Homes, because they are attached to British Colonialism and Slavery.

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-Talbot-

Hands up I missed that, I apologise.

But there is still no reason why you should want to alter the original question, just address the original one please.
Naomi, the report did not say that they did'nt visit the countryside.AOG's post implied it.
//The fact is - people from black and Asian communities rarely visit rural areas - and even fewer live and work there.//
Not that you're splitting hairs, danny. ;o)
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-Talbot-

Hands up I missed that, I apologise.

But there is still no reason why you should want to alter the original question, just address the original one please.





But you have said you have no interest in the original question yet you want me to answer it?
"I don't care to visit our stately homes. Why? Because they're boring."

Odd, I thought you were a gardener and there are some great gardens with these homes.
Asians here have long tenancies, @ peppercorn rents, of our historic buildings with land. At diwali & festivals this area is alight with fireworks & bangs.
"Why bother if they don't care to visit such areas, what's the problem?"

If more folk could be encouraged to go to areas of interest, would that not generate more income for those areas?

"Odd, I thought you were a gardener and there are some great gardens with these homes."

Ah, he gardens, so he must love stately homes and gardens.

I don't, they're boring.
Naomi//Not that you're splitting hairs, danny. ;o)//
Maybe a wee bit pedantic :-)
I often go for drives into the countryside as I LOVE the countryside and have visited many a stately home (but not recently) and thinking about it, you don't see many Asians in these places tbh.
Naomi at 09.47, as part of reconnaissance of a water supply project a few of us working there once went into a woodland to follow a small watercourse to its source. We spent maybe 3 hours in there and then re-emerged onto the construction site. One of us expressed huge relief that it was over, he had never been into woodland in his entire life of perhaps 30 years or so. He was African and the woodland was called a jungle. I took this simply to be specific to this one individual and his city dweller upbringing. I don't recall him ever suggesting that it was a cultural matter or that he was typical of his fellow countrymen. I do think he will possibly have felt that this was a somewhat "foreign" enterprise, the rest of us were Westerners. It is worth noting that with the most notable exception of Indonesia, Muslim countries do not generally have much that could be called woodland areas, so that could explain the TV presenter's mindset - she was probably referring to the circumstances of all those she knows and the country of her background.
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hereIam

/// you don't see many Asians in these places tbh. ///

Especially with rucksacks on their shoulders. :0)
Possibly Karl. Just reporting what she said.
Jack - // What is the reason that you are concerned/bothered why black and asian don't visit our glorious English countryside? //

I think you know the answer to that, as do all the regulars, but your even-handedness in asking, and your patience in dealing with the response you will probably get, are to be admired.
As a keen birdwatcher of over 40yrs, I've yet to see an ethnic minority with a pair of binoculars. I guess it's something they don't do, unlike cricket, where I've seen Asians playing in the snow!
Correction. There's one black birder called David Lindo. He's presented several programs on TV. He's also written books on birdwatching in the city. He goes under the name of The Urban Birder. Very good he is too.

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