An Institutional State of Denial By William Bowles

23 October 2003

“I don’t think it’s useful to talk about institutional racism. It’s individuals who are racist.”
Home Secretary Blunkett, BBC Radio 4, 27/10/03.

What an ignorant man! Blunkett’s ‘off-the-cuff’ statement says it all but I have no intention of letting him or the class he represents off-the-hook in the way he does in shrugging off the state’s central role in perpetuating racist ideology as a method of social control, both at home and abroad.

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