I really, really, hardly know where to start with the offensive and bigoted nature of your post. What you are doing here is trying to deny the right to contribute from an entire race, deny that they might have insights or experiences to include in the discussion and shut them out without a voice for no reason other than you don't like the colour of their skin. You think shouting "white privilege" gives you some sort of unanswerable moral high ground? 1) how do you know? You don't know. Who was brushing aside concerns?No one, that is your construct. You have no idea what so ever if this poster is "part of the problem" or not . You have not answered any of their points, or engaged in any way. As I have pointed out many times, every single person on the face of the Earth is decended from slaves, and from slave traders. No one's "history" gives them any moral rights or moral high ground over anyone elses. Unless they are slave trading right now, ( and I am very aware it happens in London where I live) in which case the personal answerable is the person doing wrong, NOT their descendants. Maybe, I have my suspicions about some areas, certainly, and I am confident that in other areas not, however aggresive responses such as yours are very much part of the problem, and yes, I am using that phrase with knowledge - you were not. You are attacking and insulting people and trying to shut them down for racist reasons, and making huge assumptions, and generally muddying the waters, and obscuring the real situation, adding your own poisonous prejudices and preventing anything calm, constructive or informative. No, not if people like you prevent it like this. Another wild assumption, and there is every possibility that the group most under represented on here is the white Brits, that is because you wrote an aggressive, provocative, ignorant, bigoted post. coming to a different figure than you is not indicative of not having done research, maybe having done more accurate research, or maybe having done less accurate research, but two people can research diligently and come out with different figures, again you are being aggresive and insulting for no reason, why not simply talk and decide which is the most accurate. I haven't looked at your links because I can't follow links, but certainly the figures quoted by the other poster chime with what I understand to be the concensus. no you are not, there is no right or wrong side of history, and you haven't even specified what history you are taking about, more high faluting sounding phrases which you appear to think gives you some sort of moral high ground, and can be used to shut other people down, and you think sounds unanswerable, but in reality is totally without meaning This could have been an informative discussion, but it simply isn't possible with posters like this.