Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Prejudice has been much in the news over the last few months, though Newsround is often late in reporting controversial stories. So far there's been no mention that John Terry is to be prosecuted for racism, and the Stephen Lawrence murder trial wasn't covered on Newsround until this morning.

The BBC itself would obviously clamp down against any staff using racist abuse. I'm pleased to say that the Corporation appears to oppose homophobic language as well. On 11 December 2011 I referred to two BBC employees who used the term 'pansy' on the Internet. The people concerned, who are both well known for their interest in sports, have now deleted those tweets.

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