Culture Wars/Current Controversies

No Lives Matter to Capitalist Parasites

By Troy Southgate

How interesting that British tea giants PG Tips and Tetleys have come out in support of Black Lives Matter. Although these capitalist parasites will be hoping to sell more teabags as a result of uttering a few politically correct platitudes, I suppose they’ve forgotten how they were exposed by the BBC just five years ago for exploiting Indian workers to the extent that they are “living in broken houses with terrible sanitation. Many families have no toilets and say they have no choice but to defecate amongst the tea bushes.” As the report from September 2015 continues:

“Living and working conditions are so bad, and wages so low, that tea workers and their families are left malnourished and vulnerable to fatal illnesses.” The investigation also revealed child labour and exposure to chemicals. I will spare you the terrible history of Britain’s involvement in the Indian tea industry, but it seems clear that brown lives obviously don’t matter as much as black ones.

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