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    Black MP Diane Abbott is facing calls to quit over a remark on Twitter that has been deemed racist against white people.
    The shadow minister for public health said during a conversation about the sentencing of Stephen Lawrence's murderers that 'white people love to play "divide and rule",' adding 'we should not play their game'.

    Read more: Diane Abbott 'racist' tweets: MP faces calls to resign over divide and rule comment | Mail Online

    Why are people saying it is a racist remark? seems not so to me.
    Mind you, I do not like her, does that count?

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    of course it is racist

    saying white people act a certain way

    does it bother me?

    not really

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    It doesn't bother me either but if a white person said the same sort of thing about blacks then all hell would break loose.

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    She was out of order.

    I agree with Jools & Timey.

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    She's have been okay if she'd have said 'some people' instead of 'white people', you can't go round tarring everyone with the same brush like that, not in her position anyway, it's just very public.

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    She's got a point.

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    Whether she has or not is not the point. They don't want people saying things like that about blacks so the same should apply the other way round. Unless we just forget all this racism stuff and have everyone able to say what they think.

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    I think the main issue is that Russ's missus clearly sees things in an "us and them" mentality. I don' know about anyone else, but I'm fairly sure the Labour Party don't want that kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    I'm fairly sure the Labour Party don't want that kind of thing.
    Ed has had a word.


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    She has been critisised in the past for making racial remarks.

    This latest one sounds like she is 'dividing people' the very thing she is accusing the white folks of doing.

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