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Finally got round to watching Scotland, Slavery & Statues last night - a documentary about how to contextualize the Edinburgh statue which commemorates Henry Dundas the Tory politician who delayed the abolition of slavery for 15 years by amending Wilberforce's Abolition Bill in 1792. Thanks to the BLM movement a new plaque detailing his role in the enslavement of an estimated further 620,000 black Africans will replace the original. :happyclapper

The only sad note in the program is that we did not go as far as the good citizens of Toronto who pulled down the statue of Dundas in their city. :happyclapper:happyclapper

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000nrpb/scotland-slavery-and-statues

 

 

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Well done channel 5 
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Is this not just the same situation as a white person playing a non-white part? You know, the sort of thing many of the PC brigade complain about. Don't see why you're saying "well done", unless you're being sarcastic.

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1 minute ago, Slarti said:
42 minutes ago, ALBIONSAINT said:
Well done channel 5 
8FB4B9AC-00EB-4580-96F3-FD40DCD0F647.thumb.jpeg.184af4338eb7f1cc3a3c74246f8510a9.jpeg

Is this not just the same situation as a white person playing a non-white part? You know, the sort of thing many of the PC brigade complain about. Don't see why you're saying "well done", unless you're being sarcastic.

Why does it matter what colour of skin the actor is in a 3 part fictional thriller? 

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