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Richard Mellish Origins: Hang Me From a Gooseberry Tree (25) RE: Origins: Hang Me From a Gooseberry Tree 25 Nov 18


Paul Burke said
> "Racism" is simple. It is the assumption by the racist that a person's character, behaviour, abilities and (or in every case) intelligence are dictated by the group to which they belong, as perceived by the racist."

I'll go along with that definition. And since it has been raised, let me put in my three ha'p'orth. One sometimes sees references to "black so-and-so" such as "black literature". Though such references are surely intended to be positive, they come across to me as racist. "Black literature" implies that an author's skin colour (and regardless of whether that author is from Britain, USA, Nigeria, South Africa, Jamaica, Australia, etc) implies something about the author's writings.


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