‘If you’re a young, white straight man today you’re in trouble’

Remember The 14 Words

In one English school, a group of Caucasian teenage girls gasped, cried and hugged each other. In another, young Muslims of both genders looked shocked, outraged and on the brink of tears. Who or what could have upset these teenagers, who on the face of it seemed to have little in common apart from their age?

In both cases, the youngsters were listening to a speech by Claire Fox, the director of the Institute of Ideas in London. Although using different words and topics in each school, the result was the same: offence, hurt, dismay.

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