PAST RACISM IN PENZANCE

15 April 2014

Read this story: ” ‘Get back to the jungle where you belong’: My racist abuse growing up in Cornwall, by Hollywood star Thandie Newton.”

Let us hang our heads in shame at the past. Oh dear, a wretched story from Thandie Newton of her experience in Penzance as a child, sometime in the late seventies and early eighties, I think. Hopefully attitudes have changed though the comments on the story relate happy and unhappy experiences.

Perhaps Penzance town council should belatedly deplore the past racism in the town and find a way to honour her.

The West Briton and the Cornishman have the story too.

And there’s this from 1995.


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