Um. Fear of ethnic minority asylum seekers has nothing to do with racism? So what does Margaret Hodge think racism is? The original piece was an interview with the Telegraph that Margaret Hodge later accused of "selective quoting". Her rebuttal statement goes on to say
Many families were, she said, angry at the lack of housing since immigrants began arriving in the area and also because asylum seekers had been housed there by inner London councils.Isn't that just a textbook definition of racism or am I missing something?
"They can't get a home for their children, they see black and ethnic minority communities moving in and they are angry. It is a fear of change," she said.