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July 29, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Voula And The Greek Flag

This is the headline from the African news site news.africanseer.com. on the Voula Papachristou kerfuffle.

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London 2012 Olympics: Greek athlete Voula Papachristou banned over racist `joke` on Twitter

By Katherine Faulkner and Nick Mcdermott

PUBLISHED: 10:07 EST, 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 05:57 EST, 26 July 2012

Instead of that, I would have written

"Voula Papachristou banned over `racist` joke on Twitter".

That`s because I don`t really take the concept of `racism` seriously anymore.