Not my prime minister: Johnson accused of racial stereotyping about Nigerians

Boris Johnson: Yes, he’s a sexist too.

Do you really want the Conservatives to make this racist prime minister of the UK for the next five years?

The Conservative party leader wrote in a diary piece for the Independent on Sunday in October 1999 that Tony Blair had made people feel good about getting rich.

He added: “All the young people I know – ie those under 30 – are just as avaricious as we flinty Thatcherite yuppies of the 1980s in fact, they have an almost Nigerian interest in money and gadgets of all kinds.”

Weyman Bennett, the co-convenor of Stand Up to Racism, described Johnson’s words as “deeply racist and offensive”. He told the Guardian: “This can be added to the ‘piccaninnies’ and ‘watermelon smiles’, the abject refusal to properly apologise and change his behaviour around racism.

To This Writer, it seems Mr Johnson was referring to the huge number of internet scams that seem to emanate from Nigerian internet accounts. Of course it is entirely inappropriate to assume that an entire nation is guilty of the same behaviour. That is racism.

If you don’t want Tory racism running the UK, there’s only one way to stop it.

Vote Labour on December 12 – and make sure your friends do the same.

Source: Johnson accused of racial stereotyping with view on Nigerians | Politics | The Guardian

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