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Twitter Praises Health Service for its Swift Response to Racist Tweet About Sickle Cell Warriors

October 16, 2017 by Andrea
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Photo: Screenshot via the Bristol Post

It may be 2017, but we're all well aware that racism has never ceased to exist, not only in the U.S. but also in other parts of the world. In our modern age, bigotry is often spouted on social media where it can be seen by millions yet still disseminated under a veil of relative anonymity.

One such event recently occurred on the Twitter timeline of NHS Blood and Transplant, a department of the UK's National Health Service. Back in June, the NHS Blood and Transplant Twitter account tweeted, "Black people with sickle cell disease urgently need black donors." And as Twitter trolls are wont to do, one by the name of @ImGrunenWalde seems to have been deliberately searching for tweets about Black people to unleash his hate upon, as his reply ("If we deport all blacks, this will stop being an issue.") to the June tweet came an entire four months later on October 12 -- long after if would have appeared on his regular timeline. 

Not one to sit idly by and let racist comments go unchallenged, @GiveBloodNHS clapped back with the BEST reply, "OR.. we could just deport you. ✊". As reported by the BBC, a spokesman for NHS also stated, "There is no place for any kind of racism within our online communities."

Twitter responded with its own kind of applause for the health service's actions:

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