Afua Hirsch


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So many reports have said the same thing about addressing racism and unfairness in Britain – and far too little has changed. I’ve learned a lot about the history of racism in Britain lately. The question I keep asking – reading Charles Dickens’ jokes about “niggers”, Winston Churchill’s views of the British as “a higher-grade race”, or the widespread experience of being beaten to a pulp by the police in the 1970s – is when was the moment that Britain changed?feedback
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Oct 03 2017 Inequality
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