A LEADING historian has condemned the "grossly insulting" comparisons between sectarianism in Scotland and the discrimination suffered by black people in 1960s America.
A LEADING historian has condemned the \"grossly insulting\" comparisons between sectarianism in Scotland and the discrimination suffered by black people in 1960s America.
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Professor Tom Devine said comparisons by the Catholic Church between black people being urged to whiten their skin during the civil rights turmoil and Catholics having to shun their faith "beggars belief".
Mr Devine – considered an expert on sectarianism in Scotland – said the Catholic Church was the most influential faith north of the Border, with increasing numbers supporting more devolution for Scotland.
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