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Double standards have too often been applied in fight against racism

Neil Francis



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Siya Kolisi, the South Africa captain, raises the Webb Ellis Cup after their World Cup final victory over England last November. Photo: David Rogers. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Siya Kolisi, the South Africa captain, raises the Webb Ellis Cup after their World Cup final victory over England last November. Photo: David Rogers. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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Siya Kolisi, the South Africa captain, raises the Webb Ellis Cup after their World Cup final victory over England last November. Photo: David Rogers. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

This one is about selective morality and sinners who seem to be able to cast a stone whenever they like. You know . . . hypocrisy.

The year is 1985 and my Easter exams are just about done. The registrar has stamped my J-1 for a third-level student working visa in the United States.

I was sitting in the college restaurant minding my own business when my law lecturer sought me out. A word please. "What are you doing this summer?"