Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Huffpost UK: Sarah Champion, I Think You’re Racist. There. I Said It.

Huffpost UK: Sarah Champion, I Think You’re Racist. There. I Said It.

by Areeq Chowdhury

"For argument’s sake, let’s assume the premise of your arguments are true. That child sexual exploitation is a problem unique to the British Pakistani community. The solution would therefore be to engage with British Pakistani communities and to enable them to tackle the problem head-on. But what do you hope to achieve by writing a column about it in the Sun? Have you been briefed that the Sun has a large Pakistani readership? Are Pakistani mothers and fathers buying copies of the Sun to catch a glimpse of Page 3? If there are huge numbers of Pakistani people reading it, why haven’t you addressed the article to them? When you refer to British Pakistani men as “these people” it sure doesn’t sound like you’re speaking to them directly."

Sarah Champion's comments in The Sun were inflammatory and unhelpful.

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