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White theatre director who scooped chunk of £400k arts funding meant for 'people of colour' says he classes himself as a 'born again African' and proclaims he 'has gone through the struggles of a black man'

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Anthony Ekundayo Lennon has worked on all-black productions and last year won a paid traineeship as a 'theatre practitioner of colour'.  

Born to Irish parents but naturally darker-skinned, Mr Lennon has called himself a 'born-again African' and said in 2012 that he had 'gone through the struggles of a black man'. 

Starting his career as an actor he embraced his chosen black identity and took a middle name from an African name book as he felt his given name did not 'fulfil' him any more, The Sunday Times reported.  

 

#BLM?

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6350675/White-theatre-director-classes-born-African.html

 

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Didn’t someone say that race was a social construct?


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