Diane Abbott MP, well known for her snide racist remarks, has finally stepped over the line saying that “white people love playing divide and rule”.
Abbott has tried backtracking after being outed as a racist, saying the comments were taken out of context but if you read the exchange of tweets that the comment is part of, she clearly believes it’s “us and them” and that black people should close ranks.
Bim Adewunmi: I do wish everyone would stop saying ‘the black community’ though. WHICH ONE?
Bim 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.
Bim 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
Bim 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
Taken in context, the comment is even worse. The Labour Party is institutionally racist, I have said this before. They are prejudiced against the English and now one of their MPs has openly made racist remarks about white people on Twitter. Perhaps we need an inquiry into the institutional racism in the Labour Party?
Bim Adewunmi actually makes a bloody good point which will sadly be lost in the furore over Abbott’s racism which is a shame. I find it extremely irritating when the media, politicians and police talk about “the black community” and “black community leaders”. Have you ever heard the term “the white community” or “white community leaders”?
Abbott is a racist, I hope she gets hung out to dry and deselected. We have enough problems with racism in this country already without racist politicians making it worse.