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UPDATE: Marcia Langton actually DID accuse No voters of racism
New video emerges of Marcia Langton accusing hard No voters of "spewing racism"
This is an addendum to 'Racist and stupid': How to lose a referendum
As shared by Sky News this morning, new video of Marcia Langton accusing hard No voters, social workers and police of racism has emerged.
The first clip, from a University of Queensland event in July of this year, shows Langton accusing some No voters of “spewing racism”:
“The surge of racist nonense is confined to a minority of Australians. Ordinary Australians are thinking, Yes of course I’m voting for the Voice, and that would be 48, 49 per cent. Then there’s the hard No voters, and I’m hoping that they’re about 20 per cent, and they’re the ones who are spewing the racism.”
Unfortunately for Langton, the hard No vote has since increased to 37 per cent.
In another instance from 2020, Langton calls ‘most social workers’ and police racist:
“Families have been broken apart by social workers, who are by and large, white and racist... We need a radical culture change to stop the police from criminalising more and more people simply because the police are racist, because they get brownie points for rounding people up…”
The video also includes a clip from the Bunbury forum over the weekend at which Langton stated that arguments for the No campaign boil down to “base racism” or “sheer stupidity.”
Langton hit back yesterday at claims that she had called No voters racist, clarifying to The Sydney Morning Herald,
"I’m saying the claims being made by the No case are based in racism and stupidity – and appeal to racism and stupidity. And they are appealing to Australians to frighten them into adopting highly racist and stupid beliefs.”
In other words, No voters are not racist and stupid, they just have racist and stupid beliefs.
Now, the newly surfaced video of Langton directly accusing hard No voters of racism is suggestive that Langton doesn’t see a great deal of distinction between being racist, and holding racist beliefs.
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