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When Malcolm X came to Brum

White only streets and "n*****s go home" signs are often associated more with the deep south than with the black country. Yet a fascinating Channel 4 documentary covers a less well known story of Conservative politician Terry Griffith, who in 1964 encouraged legal segregation in his West Midlands constituency of Smethwick. Following Griffiths' election to parliament, a British Ku Klux Clan was also formed. Malcolm X got on a plane.

While Griffiths lost his seat at the next election, it is chilling to hear some of his comments echoed by Cameron, Miliband and Farage in today's political discourse on immigration.


How Cameron lost his landslide

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