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​Episode 004

December 07, 2013 08:30

Steve Norris (Reuter/Kieran Doherty )

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This week’s Sputnik takes a look at institutionalized racism and the “Plebgate” affair. Do the police have one rule for one and one rule for another? Sputnik investigates.

In part 1, Lee Jasper, former police commissioner when Ken Livingston's was Mayor of London, and a veteran campaigner against racism, talks about his latest initiative which takes a look at English policing, the judicial system and the black community.

In part 2, Steve Norris, former vice chairman of the Conservative Party, former minister in John Major's government and who twice ran for Mayor of London for the Conservative Party, joins Sputnik to pass his judgment on “Plebgate” and policing in the UK.

And, the host Gayatri Pertiwi widens the racism debate even further by taking a look at the Dutch tradition of 'Sinterklaas & Black Pete' which will be celebrated this week and was a hot debate in the Netherlands when the UN suggested it was a racist festivity.


Comments (1)


Evo Immorales 13.12.2013 16:08

It is usually not recognized that democracy is easily won to a racist cause. In Australia the Myall Creek Massacre of Aborigines in the 1830s was proven in court and the whites who committed it hung. "Popular democracy" opposed this outcome. The 2 whites who testified to the truth were subsequently beaten up, run out of town and died in poverty because "the white majority" refused to employ them or feed them. Thomas Huxley too, writing of his visit to Australia in the 1840s, looked forward to Aborigines being exterminated - this is the guy who founded the journal 'Nature'!

Democracy is NO answer to racism!

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