Ladies and gentlemen meet Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off and my current crush of the month. She might hold that position for a few more months.
Although she looks African or Afro-Caribbean she is actually Bangladeshi, though with a permanent hijab her probably straight natural hair can't be seen for her to be identified as possibly from Asia or the Horn of Africa, not that it would make a difference to a lot of whites.
She is a strikingly beautiful woman, but the British media will not admit to themselves that they love her for her beauty, rather her baking skills and the facial expressions she adopts when feeling challenged or anxious.
You see Nadiya is every multiculturalist dream, she is Black and a Muslim and thoroughly "assimilated" which means the British are able to kill 3 birds with one stone. She is a good sign of the tolerant, welcoming, inclusive nature of Britain. Enough talk - here are some pictures of Nadiya. But as usual when you deal with whitekind, there is usually a sting in the tail, but Nadiya being as she is makes it all good.
I'm smitten I can't lie.
Although I am not a Muslim she stirs within me the strong urge to respond to the Takbir.
Now where did I hear the saying that "Black is Beautiful!!"
Now I did warn you that when it comes to whitekind there would be a sting in the tail. Here is Nadiya this time on the back of the Times magazine, looking very much the mulatto woman. If it wasn't for the fact that picture came up when made a search for "Nadiya Hussain" I would not have recognized her. Not only has the photo been lightened her face is throughly disguised by the dark glasses.
Were the editors afraid that the sight of a turbaned black woman would put off buyers of their paper, when in fact she is one of the most recognized faces in the UK today? Is her natural complexion too dark? Did they feel that even if she was recognized their readership would balk at buying and thus glorifying a black and evidently Muslim woman?
I guess the question to ask is whether the editors of the Times believe that there is an still an undercurrent of prejudice within the white British public towards Blacks and Muslims especially when it comes to glorifying and exalting one of them unconditionally.
I leave you to decide!!
All Hail Queen Nadiya - Our Great Moorish Queen. The latest in the long line of Moorish Queens to have graced this land.
PS. I did mention something about Nadiya's brown hands. I think that topic warrants its own blog. Stay posted.