Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy
Considering the fact that Winston Churchill had a racist view of black people, were there any in the British armed forces during WWII?
Churchill was not a racist in the racial sense. His attitude was more akin to that of old-time British Bible believers. This is an aspect of Churchill that seems to have been overlooked. Basically it says that due to climate, historical circumstances, cultural contacts, and who knows what else peoples develop to become what they are. Basically everyone is the same but they have come out differently. It is not our job to unravel the process of Divine Providence.
Deuteronomy 29 (NASB):
Â 29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.
We deal with others as we find them. Based on experience and reputation we may be wary in advance of those different from us. In some cases this may be mistaken. Churchill may have been prejudiced in many directions.
Â This is a British trait.
Â It does not mean that the prejudiced person will be antagonistic.
Â This is the human condition. People on one side of the street may dislike those on the other. Football supporters from the same neighborhood beat each other up.
Churchill himself was not afraid of the possibility that he himself was partly African!
The mother of Winston was an American named Jenny Jerome and descended from Huguenots.Â
Â She was somewhat darkish and sultry in appearance.Â
Â Churchill liked to suggest that he may have had an Amerindian forebear.Â
Â He also believed that he had some Afro-American blood.
[Quoted from Elisabeth Kehoe, Fortune's Daughters: The Extravagant Lives of the Jerome Sisters (2004), p.4,Â
Â see: Churchill's Jewish Ancestry - Not!Â