ALMOST everyone that anyone has been to school with is a bigot, according to new research.
The Institute for Studies found that over 98 per cent of Facebook feeds are packed with racist views and updates from people the account holder has not seen or directly communicated with for over a decade.
Friends from secondary school were most likely to post distasteful jokes or share photographs from racist groups, whereas primary school classmates tended to post their own violent suggestions and crudely drawn offensive imagery.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “The more liberal, educated and open minded you are, the more likely you are to have gone to school with the angry and ill-informed.
However, most people are reluctant to end their association with their racist school friends so that they can remind themselves continually what an excellent person they are.”
He added: “In fact, if you stop being friends with them youre guaranteed to turn into a chorizo-phobe with a timeshare in Gibraltar.”
Roy Hobbs, from Bolton, said “All my school friends are horribly racist, but theyre not responsible for the most offensive content on my Facebook feed.
“That would be my mother.”