COMMENT & ANALYSIS: Racism a Curse in Our Society

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COMMENT & ANALYSIS: Racism a Curse in Our Society


IN THE aftermath of the Anthony Walker murder, we needed no reminding of the scale of the racism problem which continues to disgrace areas of Merseyside in the early years of the 21st century.

It has reared its ugly head once again this week, and again it is the community of Huyton that has to face up to the shame being heaped upon it by a bigoted and deeply ignorant minority from within its boundaries.

Jessie, an Asian nurse, has been the target of racial persecution after setting up home with her family in Huyton. It came to a head this week when her window was smashed with a brick.

It would be difficult to understand the mentality of those responsible for such an attack at the best of times. But Jessie is a member of a community of Asian medical workers who have moved to Huyton to fill a desperately needed gap in the health provision available to the people of the area.

What a dreadful way to welcome people who are so vital to the well-being of the entire local population.

No doubt the police will investigate this matter with the greatest vigour, and the law will come down very firmly on the culprits when they are apprehended. …

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