After being successful, and rightly proud of his efforts, he finds that he and his wife have a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that his only daughter intends to marry a West Indian.
A major problem is that a lot of white workers are resentful of blacks--especially when they are placed in positions of authority.
One of the union reps, Jacko Palmer (John Mills), believes in promoting people according to their merits--and goes to bat for these people.
Ironically, at the same time this is happening, Jocko's daughter is dating a Jamaican man.
She is uneasy about how people will treat her but she loves the man and wants to marry him.
When she tells her 'liberal-minded family', they show themselves to by hypocritical butt-heads--and the mother is truly vile in the way she talks about blacks and shows herself to be a shameful mother.
How is all this to work out by the end of the film?
I liked the film and appreciate that it didn't pull its punches. " but at times it did seem a bit too sanitary and 'nice'.
In contrast, this British film used extremely disturbing and graphic language--and better showed the ugliness of racism.
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His class are bored pupils in their last term before leaving. In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded.