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Where does the left’s race problem come from?

Traditionally tolerant, a new form of essentialism has gripped parts of the left

By Sameer Rahim  
Priti Patel arrives in Downing Street to meet new PM Boris Johnson

Priti Patel arrives in Downing Street to meet new PM Boris Johnson

We live in strange political times. But one of the strangest recent developments has been the rise of racial thinking on the left, historically the progenitor of equality legislation and defender of minorities. And no, for once, this isn’t a piece about anti-semitism in Labour.

The new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s appointment of more ethnic minorities than ever to the top of…

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