I have just had lunch and spoken to one of the racist group. I have told them that I am on a mission to change their attitudes, which I said with a smile on my face. I also informed them that I was a card carrying liberal democrat! They were more upset about that, than the fact that I did not share their view on race. I am feeling that these people are so stuck in there own memories of what they think of as the good old days that my mission will never be accomplished - but I know they like me, and perhaps in time I can wear them down. I don't know if I have done the right thing, but time will tell.
BTW Greg, I thought I was the dodgiest creature you hung out with!