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The internet is all about this woman shutting down a white dude about racism

'It's funny that you're a white man saying that.'

 

Sunny Kim

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Published Oct 8, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 4:39 am CDT

On the most recent episode of BBC debate show Question Time, a woman called out a white man after he said the United Kingdom is “one of the least racist societies across Europe” the Daily Express reports.

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A now-viral clip from shows Question Time guest George the Poet saying he’d faced racist incidents as a Black man living in the U.K., including being randomly stopped by the police because of the color of his skin.

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A white man, who was a member of the audience, disagreed with George and insisted that the U.K. is the “least racist society in Europe.”

Another member of the audience, a woman wearing a hijab, fired back. “It’s funny that you’re a white man saying that,” she said. “It’s actually hilarious.”

The woman continued: “You’re a white man saying there’s no racism in this country! How are you going to experience it?”

People in the audience murmured, with some telling her that she is “racist” and to “calm down.”

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She responded, “You’re not the one walking down the street and being screamed at. You’re not a young Black man walking across the street being stopped by police. Don’t tell me to calm down.”

On Twitter, people praised her.

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Some, however, said the white man should be able to express his views and accused the woman of racism.

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As the Daily Express notes, the argument in the show came after Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitment to end free movement of European Union citizens in the U.K. with post-Brexit policy.

H/T Daily Express

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*First Published: Oct 8, 2018, 8:43 pm CDT