'Gandhi was racist!' John Barnes slams anti-colonial hero in blistering outburst


Ex-football player and commentator John Barnes broke into an impassioned rant while speaking on BBC’s Radio 5 Live. Mr Barnes claimed to truly understand racism and race relations there needs to be significant self-reflection and a desire for understanding from multiple perspectives. Host Nihal Arthanayake questioned what people needed to do to improve race relations and was stunned by Mr Barnes reply. 

He said people needed to challenge the system of “who is right and who is wrong and who is good and who is not.” 

He added that he believes Mahatma Gandhi was racist towards black people despite his anti-colonial message in India.

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