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Is Gardeners´ Question Time racist?
Telegraph [UK], by Bill Gardner

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/6/2014 4:18:14 PM

t is the softly spoken radio show that provides good-natured help and advice to thousands of gardeners every week. So regular listeners to Gardeners’ Question Time may be horrified to discover it has been accused of peddling racial stereotypes. According to an academic, the sedate Radio 4 panel show is riddled with "racial meanings" disguised as horticultural advice. One current presenter, Bob Flowerdew, rubbished the idea, calling it “ridiculous”, and asked whether experts on the show “should stop using Latin names to avoid offending the Romans”. But Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Westminster,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 8/6/2014 4:34:14 PM     (No. 9955722)

Dr. Pitcher would do well to look closely at his name--was one of his ancestors a pitcher plant and does he have an overwhelming impulse to snap at flying insects?

This is beyond eccentric, the man needs a bit of therapy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 8/6/2014 5:00:55 PM     (No. 9955776)

Some people have too much time on their hands.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Geelabeela828, 8/6/2014 5:12:36 PM     (No. 9955807)

My white hydrangeas are in bloom.. am I in trouble?

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