SOUTHERN RHODESIA: The Munt Lover

If there is one thing a white settler in British Africa despises more than an "insolent" black, it is a troublesome member of the British Labor Party. When red-haired Barbara Castle, a member of the British House of Commons, had the presumption to dine with a black M.P. in Salisbury's topflight Meikle's Hotel, Southern Rhodesians were scandalized at her bringing along a "munt" (from a Bantu word for man, used by Rhodesians as a rough equivalent of the U.S.'s "nigger"). Last week Southern Rhodesia was hard at it again with Labor, this...

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