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sinderella | 09:05 Thu 05th Jan 2012 | News
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radio 2.jeremy vine show 12.22 (listen again) Wednesday 4th jan.Henry Bonsu on the program allowed to say the fault is the inherited superiority of indigenous white people.Individuals like him are the problem who make excuses up for scum who commit these crimes.he was allowed to say the murderers were enhanced versions of all of us.

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The comment is at about 33 minutes.

I totally disagree with Henry Bonsu's assessment. It in itself is racist. It is out of touch with what the vast majority of indiginous Britons think, and paints everyone with the same brush. He is wrong. There are plenty of racists about who do harbour the thoughts that Bonsu attributes to all white people. But rather...
14:57 Thu 05th Jan 2012
Was he making excuses for them?

I think most racists feel superior.
So are you suggestiong he shouldn't be aloowed to say things? I find that far more disturbing frankly, whether I agree with him or not.
There is a famous saying, can't remember who by.
I disagree completely with what you are saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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he said we are all to blame.that we look at at a black man in a queue in front of us and think why is he before us?
I probably wouldn't even notice the colour of any person in front of me in a queue. The man is talking absolute bull and needs to get rid of the enormous chip on his shoulder!
Is that what you think? Because if you don't, and I know I don't, then he's wrong, isn't he.

He's probably had more dealings with racists, and their thought processes, than we have.
Who is he anyway?
// He's probably had more dealings with racists, and their thought processes, than we have. //

It certainly sounds like he's very well acquainted with their thought processes.
I'm just secure knowing someone like him can't speak for me. Any rational person knows that people are individuals- generalisations like that are just absurd but certianly nothing to lose sleep over. The man is just clearly an idiot.
He sounds like one of those 'White people are all racists' tw4ts.
Too blinded by his own prejudices to grasp the ironic stupidity of such a position.

Disclaimer - I didn't hear the program, so the questioner could be misrepresenting what he said for all I know.
sadly many people have bought into this nonsense, i have been on the end of racist comments, from a black person, but i wouldn't label all black people racist, nor all white, shame that idiots get air time to espouse views like this.
I look at most people in the queue and wonder why the bar stewards are in front of me... I don't like queueing...
If that is his opinion, daft though it may be, then he has a right to express it. I also find rather disturbing the "he was allowed to say" bit, in the same way I find rather disturbing the pillorying of Diane Abbott for making remarks, - misguided though they may be (or not) - on Twitter (if we're going to have toilets like Twitter we shouldn't be surprised when people cr*p in them).
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It's possibly to engage with or relate to an argument even if one does not agree with it. I did not hear the original broadcast, but if an argument has gone over one's head that implies that one has not understood it, in which case one should ask for it to be repeated.
If one thinks the argument is rubbish, having perfectly well inderstood it, then that's quite different.
@Eddie5 it was Voltaire who said that.

@ichkeria - your comment about Twitter is brill! PMSL
The comment is at about 33 minutes.

I totally disagree with Henry Bonsu's assessment. It in itself is racist. It is out of touch with what the vast majority of indiginous Britons think, and paints everyone with the same brush. He is wrong. There are plenty of racists about who do harbour the thoughts that Bonsu attributes to all white people. But rather than all, or the majority, they are greatly in the minority.

I find what Bonsu said to be offensive to me as a white person. It was his opinion, but he didn't really have any evidence or scientific measure of this supposed built in arrogance or assumed privilege.

I tried to do a little research on who Bonsu is. All I could find was he used to be a DJ on BBC Radio London. If this was any example of the nonsense he spouts, no wonder the station shut.
// Peter Blecksley "Most of what Henry said , went clearly over my head" //

If you listen to the programme, You will find the comment above was a polite way of saying that Bonsu was talking rubbish. It was clearly a provocative and attention grabbing statement. Blecksley, rather cleverly ignored, avoided and dismissed the ludicrous statement by claiming he didn't understand it. Genious.
when did BBC London shut?

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