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Trevor Phillips responds

By Tom Chatfield  

Those who have been enjoying the debate stirred by Trevor Phillips’s article on Barack Obama in our current issue (on this blog and elsewhere) may be interested to read his response to some of the criticisms that have been levelled at him, printed as a letter in the Independent today:

Sir: I was a little surprised to see the front page of The Independent (28 February) and my somewhat apocalyptic claim that “Obama will do nothing for black Americans”. Strangely, I don’t recall saying that.

My article in Prospect, on which The Independent‘s coverage was based, was not a personal…

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