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What Noughts & Crosses taught me about myths behind race and Brexit

Our fallible brains are not always wired to implement the moral and ethical blueprints needed forge human progress. Racism has influenced some of the most key elections in the past years—and harms everyone

By Tosin Thompson  

When I was 13, for fear of being bullied, I would often hide in the school library.

One day, I noticed a chequered book: Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. My older sister wouldn’t shut up about it, but I hadn’t been interested. Begrudgingly, I opened it, and started reading…What?!

Noughts and…

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