For the past few days, our cousins across the Pond have been celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 60th year on the throne. From concerts and public festivals, to a grand parade of over 1,000 boats on the River Thames, the world has been watching as Brits have celebrated in the streets amid a bevy of pomp and circumstance.
But what about Black Britons? Are they just as excited about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?
I conducted a very unscientific survey and reached out to my black British friends to ask if they were wrapping themselves in the Union Jack and taking to the streets to celebrate with her Majesty. As I suspected, the collective feeling amongst my friends was a resounding, “meh.” While they were happy for the days off from work, many didn’t care at all about the Queen and her 60th year on the throne.
But how about you, UK Clutchettes? Are you excited about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or are you just not feeling it?