Source: The Guardian
Members of the public should challenge casual racism, standing up to those who verbally or physically abuse others on the basis of their faith or ethnicity, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
Speaking at a service at Finsbury Park mosque to mark two weeks since the north London terror attack in which one person died and several others were injured, the Labour leader said all forms of racism and discrimination should be challenged at all times.
He drew attention to “what is unfortunately called ‘casual racism’, when Muslim women on buses, when Muslim women on trains are abused and no one challenges it”.
Corbyn said: “They’re isolated, they’re alone, they’re frightened – and the result will be they’re probably afraid to go out in the future. It is a question of not just declaring today our strength of community and unity, [but] our ability to do that every day, all the time, if we want to live in the decent non-racist society that we all crave.”