Why is it so difficult to call out racism?

TV news presenter Naga Munchetty has been reprimanded by the BBC for saying that Donald Trump’s comments telling women of colour to ‘go home’ were ’embedded in racism’.

Despite qualifying her remarks by saying; ‘I’m not accusing anyone of anything here,’ she has still been found in breach of editorial guidelines, with the BBC explaining that ‘audiences should not be able to tell’ the opinions of its journalists on matters of public policy.

This is by no means the first time that calling out racism has landed the accuser in hot water.

This week, Indigenous Australian rugby star Latrell Mitchell revealed that he has faced a ‘deluge of abuse’ for calling out racism online.

American football star Colin Kaepernick was effectively blacklisted from the NFL for kneeling during the national anthem in protest against racism and police brutality.

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