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Our Green and Prejudiced Land - Racism in Lewes

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On 24 Oct 2015 at 4:53pm Penny Charlton wrote:
Local people may like to be aware that reference to David James Smith's article has appeared in Yasmin Alibhai-Brown's book "Exotic England". See page 120.
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On 24 Oct 2015 at 4:58pm bookworm wrote:
you really expect us to go and buy a book?
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On 24 Oct 2015 at 7:58pm newt wrote:
Really?? This again.
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On 24 Oct 2015 at 8:21pm Frog wrote:
What's it about ?
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On 24 Oct 2015 at 10:27pm Confused wrote:
I watched the rugby today featuring a team called the 'all blacks'
Curiously they had only one negro in their team
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On 25 Oct 2015 at 7:19am dot com wrote:
Negro is nearly as bad as N***** .Please say black guy/woman/man/lady.
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On 25 Oct 2015 at 8:36am Stupid man wrote:
The irony about David James deeply inaccurate article was that it was HIS perspective of his wife and kids experience of Lewes dressed up in his own PC paranoia. Shortly after he left them. Not a nice man - and wrong about his assumptions about Lewes. Remember how he judged his neighbour totally on the fevered ideas his imagination produced ?
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On 25 Oct 2015 at 8:37pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
If I remember correctly, his neighbour was in the BNP. DJS then went on to say how many BNP members there were in Lewes, which I worked out was less than 0.1% of the total local population! The article was full of half truths and distortions. Shame on Tamsin Alibhai-Brown for quoting it without checking the facts.
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On 25 Oct 2015 at 8:46pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Sorry, that should read 'Yasmin' - the autocorrect is being autoincorrect again.
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On 26 Oct 2015 at 12:30am Stupid Man wrote:
It's an easy jibe for city folk to make. And you can't move to Lewes and expect it to be as racially diverse as London. And much as I loathe the BNP/UKIP/EDL they are still legal political parties. Racism exists everywhere - it's not just confined to backward country folk......
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On 26 Oct 2015 at 7:23am fat controller wrote:
Classic case of projection I think. I didn't know he had left his family though. That tends to happen when you use your family to enhance your career rather than vice versa.
I doubt the neighbour is still in the BNP either, seeing as they were more or less destroyed by UKIP and split into even smaller parties.
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On 26 Oct 2015 at 6:04pm Clifford wrote:
dot com wrote: 'Negro is nearly as bad as N***** .Please say black guy/woman/man/lady.'

During my life we have gone from negro to coloured to black to person of colour... It's pretty obvious that this regular namechanging is simply something done by 'professionals' to give them a reason to accuse people of racism. Racism is how you act, not what termyou use.
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On 28 Oct 2015 at 8:36pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Well said dear Clifford


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