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- May 8, 2008
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Nadiya Hussain: The Great British Bake Off winner reveals racial abuse - BBC News
Nadiya, 31, continued: "I expect to be shoved or pushed or verbally abused because that happens. It's been happening for years."
Asked by host Kirsty Young how she reacted, she said she did not retaliate.
"I feel like there's a dignity in silence, and I think if I retaliate to negativity with negativity, then we've evened out," she said.
"And I don't need to even that out because if somebody's being negative, I need to be the better person.
"Because I've got young children, the one thing I don't want my kids to do is have a negative attitude to living in the UK because, yes, there are those negative people, but they are the minority."
She added: "I love being British and I love living here and this is my home and it always will be.
"Regardless of all the other things that define me, this is my home. And I want my kids to be proud of that, and I don't want my kids to grow up with a chip on their shoulder.
"So I live as positively as I can and all those things that do happen to me, hey, it happens but it happens to other people too and we deal with it."