Scots need racism ‘reality check’, says trade union leader Ude Joe-Adigwe.


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Scots need racism ‘reality check’, says trade union leader Ude Joe-Adigwe. Picture: John Devlin.

SHÂN ROSS Published: 19:51 Sunday 30 April 2017 Updated: 08:32 Monday 01 May 2017

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0 Have your say Scots need a “reality check” about racism and “stop pretending everything’s fine and we’re all equal”, according to a Nigerian-born Scottish trade union leader. Ude Joe-Adigwe, regional organiser with GMB Scotland, said racist abuse is in danger of radicalising alienated young people and causing others long-lasting psychological harm. Mr Joe-Adigwe, 51, who arrived in Glasgow as a five-year-old child after his family fled Nigeria and then Idi Amin’s Uganda in the early 1970s, said casual everyday racism is on the increase as a new wave of minorities – such as eastern Europeans – are being targeted by abuse fuelled by Brexit and austerity. He describes himself as an “Afro-Caledonian” and recalls living in temporary…

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