David Lammy praised for response to LBC caller who said he was ‘not English’

David Lammy praised for response to LBC caller who said he was ‘not English’

The Guardian

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Caller to shadow justice secretary’s radio show suggested he could not describe himself as English because he is not white

David Lammy has been praised for showing patience and grace in his handling of a caller to his radio show who suggested he could not describe himself as English because he is not white.

The shadow justice secretary, 48, was discussing the term BAME, which he called lazy and impersonal, on his LBC show, when he offered a more appropriate description of his identities: “I’m of African descent, African-Caribbean descent, but I am English.”

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