Remove image of racist and white supremacist Winston Churchill from British banknotes.

Remove image of racist and white supremacist Winston Churchill from British banknotes.

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To fight racism we must stand in solidarity with the George Floyd movement, but more than that, we should fight racism where we are. And to do so, I would like to propose the removal of the racist and white supremacist British leader Winston Churchill from the Five pound note. A racist leader who has as much blood on his hands as Adolf Hitler, he should be removed from all popular iconography and the truth about him should be taught in British schools. Here is just a tiny glimpse of the extent of his blatant racism that shocked even his own conservative cabinet of ministers :


'I hate Indians' he once remarked,'They are a beastly people with a beastly religion'.

He called Palestinians 'barbaric hordes who ate little but camel dung'.

Contemplating restive populations in northwest Asia, he infamously lamented the "squeamishness" of his colleagues, who were not in "favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes."

When quashing insurgents in Sudan in the earlier days of his imperial career, Churchill boasted of killing three "savages."

As a junior member of parliament, Churchill had cheered on Britain's plan for more conquests, insisting that its "Aryan stock is bound to triumph."

The decisions that he personally signed off during the Bengal Famine caused the death of 4.3 million Indians and when alarmed British officials wrote to him telling him he was causing needless loss of life, he just scribbled on the report "Why hasn't Gandhi died yet?" and later on was to go on to say that the famine was the fault of Indians for "breeding like rabbits".


These are just a few of Churchill's many words and actions that were openly racist, and to have him as an icon in modern Britain is basically living in denial and passively encouraging the roots of racism in British society. British racism is one of the worst in the world as the British society lives in denial of the massive institutional racism that exists precisely because we celebrate the legacy of racists and white supremacists in this country. Let the removal of Churchill's image from the banknotes be a first symbolic step towards dealing with the deep rooted racism in the British society.

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