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It’s a lot easier to say racism doesn’t exist if you’ve had the privilege of never being on the receiving end of it. #laurencefox

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Lol i've said it. White Britain genuinely thinks racism only counts if it is saying n*gger and even then it's like "ok but what was the context??" This is merely a succinct articulation of it. Unsurprising. Actually quite boring
 
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I thought it was great to see @LozzaFox on @bbcquestiontime last night. I’d had about enough of seeing out of touch, right wing, Eton educated white guys on it so it was refreshing to see an out of touch, right wing, Harrow educated white guy instead.
 
Laurence Fox wants to use the "Clear and Obvious" approach to racism?

*laughs in VAR*
 
He keeps saying things like “racism, when it’s obvious” and “obvious racism” - Which implies the existence of subtle racism & the exact thing he’s brushing away as ~boring n silly~
So he <knows> it exists, he j doesn’t care bc he is: RACIST.
 
Had anyone even heard of Laurence Fox before last nights question time? This random man will inevitably be parachuted to relevance and gain a platform just from shitting on minorities. That’s how it began with Katie Hopkins and look at her now
 
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Only call out racism when it is “obvious “ to him. So the n word, white hoods etc only then🙄.
 
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Lol! He literally was subject to sexism and racism on the show! He was told he had 'white male privilege', inferring his opinion counted for less because of these (legally protected) characteristics.
 
White ex-public school boy from an acting family that ‘got into’ RADA🤔 demonstrates that there’s no beginning to his understanding of his own privilege.

And only the white people are clapping him. Gobshite
 
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Seriously... What qualifies this guy to center a conversation on racism on his perspective... He would do well to show some humility and listen rather than project - on a topic he clearly knows little about.
 
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Look at the old white men in the audience applauding him.
 
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Equally worrying was the huge round of applause. Comments like this from him and Johnson's past written bigotry give licence to those who hate.
 
THIS is genuinely scary - look who is clapping in the audience. These are people in our society - our teachers, doctors, managers, etc. They don’t care.
 
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It’s obviously not how racism works. L Fox comes across as such an arrogant and ignorant man. He’s clearly never heard of constant micro aggressions. I would suggest you educate yourself Sir, talk and more important listen to people of colour and read some books. Jesus.
 
Harrow-educated caucasian man says it is racist to call him a "privileged white male".
 
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I didn't hear him say it doesn't exist. And I'm not a racist btw.
 
 
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No what he was saying is that the press were nit racist towards Megan. Sarah Ferguson suffer far more being compared to Diana in the press. A lady wh identified as a person of colour in the audience agreed with him
 
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Were the Irish checking their ‘white privilege’ when being subjected to Racism? Just a thought.
 
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I'm a white, middle aged, middle class man but I try and listen and learn, and then miraculously I become aware of the racism Laurence et al can't see.
 
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when my girlfriend and I were attacked in broad daylight on a main street in a bust town by a gang of racist thugs who took violent exception to her skin colour....I too wished racism didn't exist....sadly....it does!
 
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White guy, telling a majority white audience that he feel victimised by being called a white privileged guy and calls it racism. pic.twitter.com/chbTYLFtNO
 
he said “whites can have a little racism.......as a treat”
 
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I really don’t know why he was on the panel
 
Never heard of him before, hope I never hear of him again. Reminds me of the incel types weeping about 'white rights'. No fvckin idea about life outside privilege.
 
If all the BAME people in the audience don’t clap when you talk about racism; maybe your opinion about racism isn’t very good.
 
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Exactly, Sorry #LaurenceFox but you don't know anything about racism. Sorry.
 
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Has it really got to the stage whereby if a white male disagrees with someone of colour about literally anything it is considered racist?
 
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Come on now just because one member of the royal family who isn’t 100% white gets abused a shed load more than one who is Im sure it’s not at all related to race but instead to....erm....well....ah...her star sign ?
 
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bloody hell this guy really is up himself
 
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Lol subtle racism is fineee then.. Only when it's obvious to someone should they call it out? How bizarre.
 
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I wonder if he found privilege boring when he was looking for a break in acting......
 
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He didn’t say that at all though..
 
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Perhaps you can show us evidence of racism by British MSM towards Meghan Markle. Just one example will do... #laurencefox
 
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Seriously? When l was 5 l went to school in the assembly my teacher told me to sit on my own at the door to the hall at the end of the assembly she told all the kids to pat me gently on my hair apparently it was good luck bear this in mind l was the only black child in the school
 
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I don't agree with his attitude that this country isn't racist(I have experienced enough of it!)but he has point..if the audience member had said "black lower class male"..there would have been outrage..can't have it both ways!If colour of skin is mentioned it's a racist topic!
 
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A lot of girls across England have been on the receiving end of extreme racism and abuse, while Progressive politicians looked the other way. They need white males to stand up for them #laurencefox #Rotherham
 
 
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On celebrity goggle box, he said about Meghan " watch out for her she is trouble" such a sweeping comment" He seems so Keen to jump on the megxit bandwagon for some type of clout 🤔
 
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Shami Chakribarti's face and mainly white people clapping supports this idea!
 
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He was on the end of it last night , that woman was clearly a racist , let's remember racism works both ways
 
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The racism brigade are back out again. He was correct. His comment after what he was replying to was bang on. Racism can’t be the reason for everything.
 
I will say this once: RACISM IS A SUB FORM OF PREJUDICE THAT PERTAINS TO *MINORITY GROUPS*

Where, W H E R E are white people the minority?????
 
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So he basically says don’t call it racist unless there is evidence as this devalues the word. You decide to ‘call this out’ for a few points of virtue signalling, well played!
 
I’m lost for words. How can you speak out on something you’ve never once experienced in your life? And then to flip it on the woman and say she’s being racist for calling out white privilege?
Playing the victim?
Woooooooow.
 
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You summed it up perfectly, Sarah
 
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We are mostly sick and tired as a nation of people playing the race card. I’ve met two racists out of thousands of people in my life. The answer to every question is not “racism”
 
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He should listen to the Tim Wise lectures on white privilege. He might learn something
 
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I think he has received plenty of racism today.
 
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'When you're accustomed to privilege, Equality can feel like oppression'
 
 
What nazis did they have in that audience cos no scouser would applaud that
 
Absolutely correct - total lack of self awareness and understanding of anything except white privilege. He calls it all “ boring” ........this is insulting.
 
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He didn't say that. He pointed out how nowadays you are called racist by pointing out the obvious or having a different opinion.Then, you are confronted with the white privilege crap. Isn't that racist in itself? Enough of this nonsense.
 
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Labour have just had their worst result since the 30’s and haven’t learnt a thing 😝. Heaven help us all.
 
 
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What is this mess lol British people are so bland
 
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Only he who feels it knows it
 
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I started school in the late ‘60’s. It was like many all British & white in those days. We were poor, I was abused, I was discriminated against for years because of my terrible eczema & asthma, no steroid creams or inhalers then. I assume millions more have similar stories.
 
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I’m puzzled as to why he’s was invited onto QT...
 
"when it's obvious" @LozzaFox ?!! So subtle, casual racism is ok then?! Seriously??!! The poshest, whitest man talking about racism...ok.
 
I'm so tired of when someone is accused of racism they turn around and claim that in itself is racist. It's one of the most infuriating dismissals used to silence it
 
#WhatIsRacism it's when you're referred to as brownies, being the only black family at a predominately white club.its being told u didnt get the job bc they wanted to try something diff & that the guy they offered the job to (the job he later refused) was white & frm cambridge
 
 
So if racism isn’t “obvious” (by the standards of a white dude who’s obvs never experienced it) then it should be ignored/allowed??? This view shouldn’t be given air time
 
I’m just sick of seeing white men talk about how we should and shouldn’t deal with racism as if it’s their struggle whilst they completely ignore the structural racism that’s deep rooted in the UK.
 
Every antisemite uses that line when claiming Jews aren't really opressed by racism.
 
What a complete cock
 
The BBC is full of public school and Oxbridge types - #laurencefox is just giving a voice to what they really think under the liberal #Woke veneer @bbcquestiontime #bbcqt
 
I am also a white privileged man. @LozzaFox is right, I can’t help who I am. I can choose to not be a c*nt though.
 
come and walk round estates in south London, see how good your ≥#WhitePrivilege is.
 
Last week, I didn’t know who @LozzaFox was. I now know he’s a dick. Thanks @bbcquestiontime!
 
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Not sure he’s saying that.The issue is the calling out of criticism or negative commentary of people of colour as racism.There’s a pile on which devalues institutionalised racism & shuts down valuable,intelligent debate on a real issue.Can I say that as a white woman,probs not.
 
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What an ignorant, rude and thoroughly unpleasant man he is.
 
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I'm white & had the 'bloody Pom' thrown my way whilst in Oz... it aint nice
 
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So, where does he say it does not exist. Yet again a politician seeking populist likes. Oh wait, you're on 134.. Get in the bin
 
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He didn't say it didn't exist, he cautioned calling everything racist. Sad and worrying that you either aren't smart enough to make that distinction or thought it more important to virtue signal against it.
 
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What a pompous twat, hows that for intolerance.
 
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How many seconds in did he say racism doesnt exist. Having at pop at someone for nothing to make yourself look good (virtue signalling), ah God Bless Labour MP's........As long as God is a non binary, inclusive Vegan who doesn't belive in organised religion.
 
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Except he didn’t said that....
 
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He’s a nasty self-entitled little man
 
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And it's so easy to say it does exist even when it doesn't
 
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Racism certainly exists in the Labour party #JeremyCorbyn #antisemite
 
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Where does he say racism doesn't exist?! Very telling interpretation.
 
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You know how we dislike the religious people who tell us what to think. That’s you now, but you don’t want to see it. Laurence Fox gets it.
 
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To cry racism every time we don’t get our way or every we are trying to push a narrative is to impede the cases of real victims of: race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion etc at the same time giving credence to the perpetrators of these ugly offences.
 
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Did he say "Racism doesn't exist?" Why not critique someone's actual points instead of creating a strawman argument?
 
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I’ll take him to work with me
 
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Nothing aa bad when someone who has never experienced racism says where not racist.
 
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Did people actually watch the clip? He literally acknowledges that racism exists, But says the charge of racism shouldn’t be used against someone you disagree with. He’s 100% right, Theres been numerous instances of people disregarding white peoples arguments, cos they’re white
 
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Funny how the very "amenable" Schofield said the same.
 
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...but he didn’t say racism doesn’t exist!
 
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In the history books of the future, it’ll be well known how the British media, Tories and Brexit were responsible for the rise of racism. I know European colleagues regularly experiencing racism now. It’s disgraceful. The privileged upper class are oblivious or turn a blind eye.
 
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Sarah - you're a racist. I don't mind though, you keep calling everyone else racist and see where it gets you. Just keep at it. The tactic has served you well so far.
 
 
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Shami Chakrabarti's face says it all
 
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I haven’t had a privileged upbringing but racism exists against white people also
 
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I had no idea who this geezer is, until his Twitter profile came up and oh look, trying to flog some crap in his bio. Shocker.
 
 
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Ah,Luton,the hot bed ghetto shit hole of grooming gangs.........
 
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Pure attention seeking from @LozzaFox, just pity the guy that he has to be introduced as being best known for “His role in Lewis”...to be honest I had better things to do than watch that middle class white dross
 
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