Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Penzance Actress Thandie Newton On Racism
4:08pm 14th April 2014
Hollywood star Thandie Newton says she was told to 'get back to the jungle' while growing up in Penzance.
The actress moved to the town from Zambia in the 70s.
Thandie reckons her family were bullied because of the colour of their skin.
Equality expert Nigel Costley says things have moved on since: "It's a shocking story still, even though it's thirty years on. People stand out when they're in a minority, Cornwall is overwhelming white British, 96 percent white British, but I think most people in Cornwall would be shocked.
"There have been some improvements made and I think most people now accept that it is wrong. But it is a real sad story to hear, even though thirty years ago, that a great Hollywood actress remembers Cornwall for being abused because of the colour of her skin."
Share This StoryTweet
Tunisia beach attack: Who were the British victims killed in Sousse?
National News: Islamist gunman Seifeddine Rezgui killed 30 Britons when he opened fire at a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia, in June 2015.
British songwriter accuses U2 of stealing song for Achtung Baby
Showbiz News: A British songwriter is claiming rock band U2 stole one of his songs for their 1991 album Achtung Baby.
Kansas shooting suspect thought he had 'killed two Iranians'
World News: A man who shot two Indians in a seemingly racist attack said he had killed "two Iranians", a 911 call shows.
Foxes' first win of 2017 amid fan protests over Ranieri sacking
Sports News: Leicester City proved there is life after Claudio Ranieri by winning their first match of 2017 - days after the man that led them to last season's Premier League title was sacked.
Police officer commandeers gritter lorry to find missing boy
Strange News: A missing boy has been found thanks to a quick-thinking police officer who commandeered a gritter lorry to track him down.