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May 8, 2021

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox #92 Racist taunts never accidental

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If we’re really honest about ourselves, we would say we’re a deeply racist country and our racist attitudes are not so hidden, leaking out like a toxic poison from time to time, as they did last week from the offensive Eddie ‘Who wants to be a racist?’ McGuire and others associated with sport. Oh just a slip of the tongue some say, but are they really accidental? Video Sharon Shostak


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