Twin Ports anti-racism campaign sparks backlash

The Un-Fair Campaign, with the slogan "It’s hard to see racism when you’re white," is inspiring some strong reactions, including charges that the campaign itself is racist.
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The Un-Fair Campaign, with the slogan "It’s hard to see racism when you’re white," is inspiring some strong reactions, including charges that the campaign itself is racist.

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