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Reader’s comment: The Guardian’s race obsession


In response to A R Devine: Sorry, Meghan, you’re just not brown enough for the Guardian,
Royinsouthwest wrote:

The day after the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced newspapers were full of articles about the couple. Most seemed to either ignore or only mention race in passing. The exception was, of course, the Guardian which seemed to think that her race was the most interesting thing about her. When Meghan weds Harry, Britain’s relationship with race will change for ever.

The article in the above link was written by Afua Hirsch, the woman who recently called for Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square to be torn down.
Toppling statues? Here’s why Nelson’s column should be next.

Afua Hirsch regularly uses the Guardian to express her disdain for this country. Here is another recent example:
Britain’s colonial crimes deserve a lasting memorial. Here’s why.

However it would be unfair to put the blame for this on one individual. Nobody forces the Guardian to publish her articles. The Guardian is utterly obsessed with race. It would be interesting to know just how many days it can go without publishing an article on race.

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