Tottenham MP David Lammy suffered racist abuse after criticising UKIP leader Nigel Farage

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Tottenham MP David Lammy has said he was subject to racial abuse on Twitter and by email after calling Nigel Farage “racist” last week.

Writing in the Guardian newspaper, Mr Lammy said that he suffered from “a torrent of abuse”, adding that “much of it had racial undertones and in several cases the comments strayed into outright racism.”

He said: “The experience was a reminder, if one were needed, that the battle against racism continues in Britain today.”

Despite this, he claimed that “Britain has come a long way on race”, and that the country should be “proud” in its fight to “flush out prejudice where it still remains.”

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10:40pm Thu 29 May 14

ZenithB says...

Let's face it. Human nature being what it is, it seems unlikely that racism will ever completely disappear.

All we can do is to keep it down to a minimum by all legitimate means. Temper the culture, as it were.

The incidents that we hear of, or experience personally, nasty though they may be, still serve the purpose of keeping us vigilant..

The tendency to deny or underestimate the existence of racism, through self-deception or manipulation, when there's a lull, is what, meanwhile, breeds it all the more.

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Let's face it. Human nature being what it is, it seems unlikely that racism will ever completely disappear. All we can do is to keep it down to a minimum by all legitimate means. Temper the culture, as it were. The incidents that we hear of, or experience personally, nasty though they may be, still serve the purpose of keeping us vigilant.. The tendency to deny or underestimate the existence of racism, through self-deception or manipulation, when there's a lull, is what, meanwhile, breeds it all the more. . ZenithB
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