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Showing Racism The Red Card

I was recently invited to participate in a “Show Racism The Red Card” parade. Symbolically it was great  – all the people (predominantly primary school children) – walking around the football pitch However, although it might not be the objective: •    I wish there had been a brief announcement highlighting the significance of what was …

BNP on Question Time

It’s now quite some time since the BNP’s leader, Nick Griffin appeared on Question Time and I think it would be fair to say that the jury is still out on whether it did more harm than good.  In fact in all honesty, I doubt if there will ever be a consensus. For me more …

The True Britons

Many moons ago, in the year 1983 during the era of apartheid South Africa, a young South African girl moved to England, claiming British citizenship so that she could run internationally as South Africa was excluded from international events due to it’s apartheid policy. When she ran at Crystal Palace the following year it was …

The Enduring Issue of Racism

I was up late on Friday night – I couldn’t sleep. I therefore logged on to twitter  -just to see what was going on.  I noticed that Stan Collymore was trending together with someone named Tom Adeyemi (who I hadn’t previously heard of).  Bored and with “nothing better to do” I clicked on each name …