Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bristol City Councillor loses appeal against racism

 A black councillor convicted of racial harassment after branding an Asian colleague a ”coconut” lost her appeal today.

Liberal Democrat Shirley Brown, 49, used the derogatory remark against Conservative Jay Jethwa at a Bristol City Council debate in February 2009.

The term is used to describe someone who is betraying their roots because they are black on the outside but white on the inside.

Conservatives lodged a formal complaint and Cllr Brown was found guilty of racial harassment at Bristol Magistrates’ Court in June last year.

My comment: Having been found guilty one would have thought she would have kept her head down. What she has done is brought herself back into the news for all the wrong reasons.  

Read the full story from the source Small World

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