A high-profile black member of Ukip has quit the party over claims he was a victim of racial discrimination from figures close to leader Nigel Farage.
Winston McKenzie, Ukip’s former Commonwealth spokesman, accused the party of ignoring his bid to be chosen as a candidate for London Mayor and said he was being blocked from progressing in the party because of racism in the “higher echelons” of Ukip.
He told ITV News: “I’m incensed at the present moment because where I stand in UKIP, I feel as though I’ve been completely ignored, racially discriminated against by people in the higher echelons of the party.
“I’m talking about the leader’s followers.”
Mr McKenzie, a former boxer, is famed for having joined every major political party in the UK but never winning an election.
Source: High profile black Ukip member Winston McKenzie quits party due to ‘racial discrimination’ | UK Politics | News | The Independent
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Eeeer maybe it was as simples as not being good enough for the job. The higher echelons probably have a good idea of his qualities etc. Not a good advert for any political party (what ever one he can make up his mind on) if he totally screws up what is a very high profile job.
What on earth did he expect from UKIP. They make no secret of their racial bigotry and intolerance?
Well anyone who expects to get the job because of his colour is just as much a bigot as anyone else who believes in racism because there are no different races we are all human and should all be treated equally. It is time the bigots who yell racism at everything were outed for what they really are.
That’s a big ask, because there are bigots out there who will behave as though we are not all human and some people deserve more than others – because of their skin colour or whatever. See the dictionary definition of racism to see where you went wrong on that score. Until they disappear, racism will exist.
Your initial point is interesting. Are you sure that’s what this is about, though?