The Anonymous Widower

Worried For Clive

On a bus on Saturday, I sat next to a lady of about my age and we got talking about Russia’s illegal attack on Ukraine.

We then started talking about BBC’s news correspondent in Ukraine; Clive Myrie.

We were both worried about Clive.

This article on the BBC is entitled Racism In Russia: Stories Of Prejudice and it details a stories of a black student and others in the country. I also remember, when I went to see Ipswich play in Moscow, that a black fan told me he had been abused on the Moscow Metro.

I do wonder that if Kyiv falls, that Clive will not have an easy time.

Let’s hope Clive was born lucky!

March 1, 2022 - Posted by | World | , , , , , ,


  1. I think we should extend your concern to all foreign looking people caught up in the Ukrainian situation. Many Indian citizens living and studying in the country and now fleeing the war are experiencing extreme prejudice when trying to enter Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
    Having travelled in Austria and Slovakia. I do wonder whether they are mistaken for the Gypsy populations of these countries, and whose common ethnic origins are all too evident.

    Comment by fammorris | March 1, 2022 | Reply

    • You may have a point!

      Comment by AnonW | March 1, 2022 | Reply

  2. I was thinking the same James. Our daughter spent time in Russia when she finished Uni, with a charity. One of the other people who went was black, and there had ben concern about her going, but she insisted she was going and was fairly ok so far as I know; one of the biggest things was that most Russian people had never seen a black person in person.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | March 1, 2022 | Reply

  3. I had probably only met two black people before I went to Liverpool University.

    One was our GP; Dr. Egerton White, who I now believe was mixed race. He delivered me and I saw him many times.

    The other was the Deputy Head Girl in my first year at Minchenden Grammar School and I can remember her rightly telling me off for doing something rather stupid.

    Comment by AnonW | March 1, 2022 | Reply

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