Oh dear.. Oh dear… that strange old bird Diane Abbott is in trouble again!
I wonder if she will still have a job by the end of next week…
Read the full exchange below.
Bin Adewunmi: I do wish everyone would stop saying ‘the black community’ though. WHICH ONE?
Bin Adewunmi: Clarifying my ‘black community’ tweet: I hate the generally lazy thinking behind the use of the term. Same for ‘black community leaders’.
Diane Abbott:I understand the cultural point you are making. But you are playing into a “divide and rule” agenda.
Bin Adewunmi:Maybe. I find it frustrating that half the time, these leaders are out of touch with black people they purport to represent.
Diane Abbott:White people love playing “divide & rule” We should not play their game #tacticasoldascolonialism
Bin Adewunmi:I don’t advocate ‘divide and rule’. But I wish we could deal more effectively with issues without resorting to monolithic view.
Diane Abbott: Ethnic communities that show more public solidarity & unity than black people do much better #dontwashdirtylineninpublic
“Charismatic” Labour leader Ed Milliband said Abbott’s remarks were “unacceptable”, and Abbott later apologised, claiming that her comments had been taken out of context. She was referring to “19th century European colonialism”.
Members of the public, fellow politicians and the media are calling for Diane’s resignation and her face has been all over the news today.
Soon they will be calling for a public flogging and lynching outside the Houses of Parliament 19th century style.
So was Diane being racist or have her comments been taken out of context?
Your thoughts please?
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