Where is my Mayor of London Prize?
One of my favourite stand-up comedians of all time (Chris Rock) once said the Black Community in America were so jubilant when O.J Simpson was acquitted for conspiring to kill his wife so much so that one would think there was a price attached to the acquittal. In his words: “Everyday, I look in the mail box for my O.J price; NOTHING!”
It appears to be the same with people of minority in the city of London. So we have a new Mayor in London, and he’s muslim of Pakistani heritage. We Won! But what did we win? The only thing muslims from all over the world see right now is that a muslim is the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS, MOST POWERFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD – the Mayor of London. All of a sudden, some parts of the country are seeing Sadiq Khan as ‘the new Obama’. I wouldn’t go that far people, for we might be sorely disappointed in the long run.