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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8847211.html
Personally I don't think he really meant to cause offence; a comment like that could really potentially damage his career and I don't think he'd want to risk it.
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Idk how that’s offensive
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Idk how that’s offensive
The implication is that a movement has less credibility, if it has a higher percentage of white people in it. Which is racist.
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What's the racist implication? At a stretch he's dismissing the people's opinions because they aren't representative of the city's demographic (as Channel 4 claimed), but that inference is actually down to the viewer, and their perception of white people and their perception of society's attitude towards white people.

Even so, if he believes it to be true then that's fine for him to say. Perhaps it was unprofessional for him to state such a subjective observation on the news, but it's not offensive. If someone reports on community leaders at a church or mosque or synagogue on their respective holy days and remarks "I've never seen so many Christians/Muslims/Jews", that doesn't make them Christianphobes (or whatever the term is)/Islamophobes/antisemitic. A banal observation that isn't necessary on the news, but not offensive.
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The implication is that a movement has less credibility, if it has a higher percentage of white people in it. Which is racist.
I think it was just an observation that the Leave camp is essentially populated by xenophobic Little Englanders.

In other news, BBC's religion correspondent apologises for calling the Pope "a Catholic".
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"It has been the most extraordinary day. A day which has seen … I’ve never seen so many unwoke people in one place....
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It was an odd thing to say, especially considering the vast majority of the population is white.
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"never seen so many white people in one place" pfft how's that even offensive

"never seen so many black people in one place" OMG WTF EXTREME RACISM MUST RUIN CAREER
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I think it was just an observation that the Leave camp is essentially populated by xenophobic Little Englanders.

In other news, BBC's religion correspondent apologises for calling the Pope "a Catholic".
So white = xenophobe

Am I understanding you correctly?
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So white = xenophobe

Am I understanding you correctly?
No. Leave = xenophobe. (I'm generalising, obviously. Not every Leave voter is a xenophobe)
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He made a valid point but I think not in the best way. There are many places which had a substantial Leave vote and a significant proportion of people from ethnic minorities, and I am sure not all Leave voters were white. UKIP made a point of noting the members of their party that were from ethnic minorities, and the Conservative Party has long had members of Indian heritage in particular. So why were none or very few people from ethnic minorities there- could it have been fear from some of those there who have views similar to Stephen Yaxley-Lennon?
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No. Leave = xenophobe. (I'm generalising, obviously. Not every Leave voter is a xenophobe)
A patently false generalisation, but putting that aside for a second. Why is their race relevant?
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A patently false generalisation, but putting that aside for a second. Why is their race relevant?
I didn't say it was. It's probably just coincidence.
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(Original post by kazzykat95)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8847211.html
Personally I don't think he really meant to cause offence; a comment like that could really potentially damage his career and I don't think he'd want to risk it.
He's just trying to be trendy, if you don't know what to say then you can blame it on whites/Tories/Jews these days.
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I didn't say it was. It's probably just coincidence.
I don't think it was a coincidence. Neither do I understand how being white = little englander.
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I didn't say it was. It's probably just coincidence.
If you're having to insult the opposition it means you've lost the argument (and the referendum )
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Who else would you expect at a probrexit rally :confused:
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I don't think it was a coincidence. Neither do I understand how being white = little englander.
No, I meant that it was probably just coincidence that there were so many white folks attending a far-right rally protesting against foreigners.
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If you're having to insult the opposition it means you've lost the argument (and the referendum )
I wasn't insulting anyone. I thought they took pride in those labels. Why else would they behave like that?
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No, I meant that it was probably just coincidence that there were so many white folks attending a far-right rally protesting against foreigners.
Are you saying Brexit is far right?
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