These gaffes expose British politics’ real issue with race | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian

Racism is not about politeness – it’s about power. What is truly worrying about these blunders is that they have let the mask slip to reveal a political class that, at best, does not understand the racial dynamics of the country in which it operates and, at worst, is deeply hostile to them. Insofar as they faithfully reflect the actions and sensibilities of the bodies they serve, they are not gaffes. They are gaffes only in the sense that the speakers didn’t actually mean to say them.

Source: These gaffes expose British politics’ real issue with race | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian