There’s an interesting site called Openbook that allows you to search public Facebook status updates. (The deliberate complexity of Facebook’s privacy settings means that many of the people posting them probably don’t realise that they’re public, of course, but that’s a digression.)
If you search for not racist on there, you get a lot of results that look like this:
POLICE ARE GOING AROUND PUBS AND CLUBS SAYING THAT WE CANT WEAR OUR ENGLAND TOPS 4 THE FOOTIE & GOTTA TAKE THE FLAGS DOWN AS IT IS UPSETTING THE PEOPLE THAT DONT COME FROM HERE !!NOW IM NOT RACIST , BUT THIS IS TAKING THE PISS! THIS IS OUR COUNTRY AND WE NEED 2 MAKE A STAND IF YOU/THEY DONT LIKE IT GO AWAY! WOULD YOU REMOVE UR TURBAN & BURKHA BECAUSE IT UPSETS ME, IF YOU AGREE POST THIS AS YOUR STATUS
- No they aren’t.
- ‘Im [sic] not racist’. Yes, you are.
- You’re an idiot. (See previous point.)
It’s like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for semi-literate credulous morons, and yet more proof that punctuation has a liberal bias.