Diane has been embroiled in a Twitter racism row
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Diane Abbott has apologised after posting a Twitter comment about white people that led to her being accused of racism.
"I understand people have interpreted my comments as making generalisations about white people. I do not believe in doing that. I apologise for any offence caused."
Labour have released a statement to say: "We disagree with Diane's tweet. It is wrong to make sweeping generalisations about any race, creed or culture. The Labour Party has always campaigned against such behaviour - and so has Diane Abbott."
Show Racism the Red Card works with young people across the UK to educate them about racism. During these workshops, we define racism as being 'discrimination based on skin colour, nationality, religion or culture'.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said: "Making blanket generalisations about people based on skin colour or ethnicity is unhelpful and divisive. It was unwise of Ms Abbott to send this tweet and we welcome her apology."
If you are interested in reading more about this, please see this article in the New Statesman which raises some important points.