OUCA race shame

The (chief) racist berk in this article is my college grandson. I’m so proud.

Not all of OUCA is racist; I have some dear friends who are (or more usually, were) part of that organisation and who are – in behaviour towards men and women of all races and orientations – a world away from Gallagher (who admits telling the joke). I do not think any of them were at that meeting; I’d be very shocked if they were.

But any decent man would have left the room immediately rather than tell that joke, and I hope that everyone who stood around to laugh at it feels thoroughly ashamed of themselves. Perhaps they will also begin to recognise their resemblance to the predominantly working-class, white male BNP voters to whom they no doubt consider themselves manifestly superior.

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2 thoughts on “OUCA race shame

  1. Perhaps they will also begin to recognise their resemblance to the predominantly working-class, white male BNP voters to whom they no doubt consider themselves manifestly superior.
    Yes indeed.

    Lovely Claire at Queen’s just filled me in on this, incl the Cherwell article which includes the line:
    However he added, “Neither OUCA nor any other Conservative organisation that I have been part of are racist in my own personal experiences.”
    hich makes me wonder just how high the bar is for anything to actually be considered racist. FFS.

    (Though I just noticed that the guy quoted there has an I-believe-Nigerian name, so there’s probably something more complicated there going on than the usual justifications that I’m not really qualified to speculate one, but still…)

    Also, re the post title – darling, are you preparing for a career as a tabloid sub-editor? :p

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    • The relationship between OUCA & racism is way more complicated than this incident suggests; the relationship between the joke-teller and racism is however pretty damn simple.

      And re: your last question, why YES OF COURSE. xxx

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