For those of you have do not keep a regular watch over the local politics of Newcastle, the area has seen of late the emergence of a vocal ‘anti-immigration’ organisation. They made an appearance last year when they campaigned contra the University’s International community. They made a further appearance last week when they tried to rally their supporters against the growing Sudanese community. According to the media they were not able to muster more than twenty supporters to their protest on Saturday. There has been a considerable opposition.
Their emergence has caused me to contemplate the nature of racism, in an attempt to do something to combat it. The Gentle’s at The Virtual Stoa were good enough to post this essay on racism and human rights only the other day.