Who says I am a man? Xenophobia and sexism in one post? I would never defend Britain's history. It's extremly ugly in parts. But I think they call your comments irony coming from a US citizen (if indeed you are). Your own history, past and present, is as bad or worse. But whose history is worst is not really the point is it?
And my whiteness is indeed irrelevant but I was asked several times to tell who I was. So I did and expected the petty response I got. If I did it the other way round I would be called a racist (correctly). But hey ho.
No of course I am not prejudiced. Hence my interest in the Panthers. The British and American versions. And have studied both. That's why it's upsetting to listen to distorted 'truths' about them. Without romantising them either which would be just as daft.