Recent ‘racism’ in the news

Difficult to decide when to start again and what about, I might as well start here. Too long to fit into a tweet…

In chess there is a saying (first coined by Dr Tarrasch) along the lines of “it is not enough to be the better chess player; to win one must play better chess than the opponent”.

I had to think of this when reading the defence of two people recently accused of ‘racist’ behaviour, Luis Suárez and Diane Abbott – that they are not racist. Well, to paraphrase Tarrasch:

It is not enough not to be racist; one must refrain from racist remarks.

Marvol

 

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