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UK going backwards on tackling media’s racism, warns new Voice editor

Lester Holloway of Britain’s only black national newspaper points to a ‘regression’ in recognising inequality

The new editor of Britain’s only black national newspaper has warned the UK is going backwards in recognising institutional racism in the media and wider society.

Lester Holloway, who was announced on Thursday as editor of the Voice, said the original statement by the Society of Editors that the UK media was not racist or bigoted, and which strongly disputed claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s negative coverage was motivated by racism, was part of a wider “regression” in recognising and tackling racial inequality.

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