Policy-makers talk about “post-racial” and withdraw funding from much-needed projects, but the problems around race have never gone away Time for a reality check, says Maxie Hayles, ploughing through rice and curried mutton. We may all have cheered for Mo Farah and the melting-pot contingent in Team GB. But we’ve not yet reached Martin Luther King’s promised land. Still too much racism, too much institutional racism, he says. Policy-makers talk “post-racial”.