Robert Hampton

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5th January 2012

Diane Abbott is not a racist
Posted by at 9.19pm | In the News | No responses

That should go without saying. Unfortunately we live in the age of Twitter. Don’t get me wrong, I love Twitter dearly, but it has its limitations when talking about controversial issues. Short, 140-character statements can sometimes fail to get the intended message across coherently. They can then be retweeted, shorn of any context a thousand times over, and before you know it you have a race row.

As Simon Woolley points out in the Guardian, a real and tragic example of racism has recently come back into the news. The real sadness is that the murder of Stephen Lawrence is being pushed down the news agenda by silly stuff like this.