Black Britain: “a precarious political grouping, which for a brief, precious moment…allowed settlers from all the corners of the Empire to find some meaning in an open definition of the term ‘black’” Paul Gilroy Where have the "Asians" been all this time? Bhangra dance crowd at the Empire Ballroom. Leicester Square, London, 20 December 1986 Pak-i (păkʹē) n., pl. Pak-is Chiefly British Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of Pakistani or South Asian birth or ancestry. 24 February 1968: Asians arrive at London Airport having been forced to flee Kenya due to that government's Africanisation policy. Black and Asian people attending an anti-racism meeting organized by the GLC (Greater London Council), circa 1985.