15 Sep 2011

Britain is "racially decades behind"

Singer Kelis has accused Britain of being "racially decades behind progression" after she was allegedly subjected to racial abuse at a UK airport. Writing on her Twitter account, the American musician said she was accused of queue-jumping by a "red-faced sweaty man".

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She claimed he called her a "slave" and "probably a disgusting Nigerian" - and told her to call him "sir". Kelis said the man labelled her "Kunta Kinte" - the name of a slave in Alex Haley's book Roots. Kelis said no one spoke out while she was subjected to the abuse.

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