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Boris Johnson’s racist insults, dog whistles and slurs

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Boris Johnson’s racist insults, dog whistles and slurs
Boris Johnson could be the next prime minister. Here are some of his most egregious and distasteful remarks. 1. Calling women wearing the burqa “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” Islamophobic incidents in which Muslim women have been called “letter boxes” have risen since Johnson described women wearing the burqa as “letter boxes” and “bank robbers” in a Telegraph column last year. According to Tell Mama, a group that monitors anti-Muslim incidents, there is a “direct link” between his words and the recent attacks on Muslim women. No attacks of this nature occurred the week prior to his column. Johnson hasn’t...
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