Posts Tagged “racism”

Liberal Hero of the Week #86: Benedict Cumberbatch

by Stephen Tall on January 30, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch Actor Reason: for standing up to prejudice. Context matters. So do intentions. Which means that when Benedict Cumberbatch this week used the word ‘coloured’ — provoking one of those wearily predictable storms — it needs to be read (…)

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“Label the behaviour not the person”: why we shouldn’t call Ukip a racist party

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2014

For once I’m going to agree with Nigel Farage. Speaking at a rally this week, he pleaded with the media and public, “from this moment on please do not ever call us a racist party. We are not a racist party.” As rallying cries go, it’s not the most ambitious. But, then, Ukip’s not an […]

Brick through window is British way, says BNP councillor

by Stephen Tall on August 27, 2009

The Guardian reports on a volient incident in Loughton, Essex: Racist attackers abducted a Muslim community leader at knifepoint, bundled him into a car and threatened his life unless he stopped running prayer sessions in a community hall that has (…)

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NEW POLL: was the BBC right to ban Carol Thatcher from The One Show?

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2009

I’ve avoided for as long as possible the uber-hyped ‘nowtrage’ over Carol Thatcher’s off-air-but-in-the-studio comment that a still-to-be-identified tennis player looks like a ‘golliwog’. It does of course pose lots of interesting questions for liberals: the conflict between freedom of (…)

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