Why has the left gone soft on human rights?

Tatchell, Peter

Publisher:  The Independent
Date Written:  22/03/2007
Year Published:  2007  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11820

A perverse interpretation of multiculturalism has resulted in race and religion ruling the roost in a tainted hierarchy of oppression. In the name of "unity" against Islamophobia and racism, much of the left tolerates misogyny and homophobia in minority communities. It rejects common standards of rights and responsibilities; demanding that we "make allowances" and show "sensitivity" with regard to the prejudices of ethnic and faith communities. This attitude is patronising, even racist. It judges minority peoples by different standards.

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