"We were wrong to try to ban racism out of existence, says former equality chief."
A former equality chief has branded his years working to stamp out racial discrimination as 'utterly wrong'.
Writer and broadcaster Trevor Phillips said efforts made under the Blair government turned anti-racism into an 'ugly new doctrine'.
Mr Phillips is the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and has waged a 30-year campaign to tackle issues around discrimination and equality.
In an upcoming Channel 4 documentary, called Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True, he says attempts to stop prejudice instead encouraged abuse and endangered lives as well as contributed to the rise of parties like Ukip.
'Campaigners like me seriously believed that if we could prevent people expressing prejudiced ideas then eventually they would stop thinking them.
'But now I'm convinced we were utterly wrong.'
Mr Phillips, a Labour party member, says anti-racism began with good intentions but turned into 'thought control'.
Click the link to read the whole thing. I'm reminded of a famous passage from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn: Huck, told he'll go to Hell for helping Jim flee slavery, says "All right then, I'll GO to Hell." If you put a man's (or a boy's) back up with constant accusations, very often they'll accept the accusation and wear it proudly out of spite.
This present regret by the developer of UK's Though Police comes because the common people of UK, fed up with having accusations of racism hurled at them constantly, have been leaving the Labour and Conservative parties to join UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party), which is the only party that seems to care about what commoners really think about immigration and political correctness.