Goldsmiths University’s student union welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a backlash when she told white people and men they should not attend an event on “diversifying the curriculum”.
She wrote on Facebook: “Invite loads of BME Women and non-binary people!! Also, if you’ve been invited and you’re a man and/or white PLEASE DON’T COME just cos I invited a bunch of people and hope you will be responsible enough to respect this is a BME Women and non-binary event only.”
Her comments were branded “laughable” and “patronising” by fellow students.
The students left out “increasingly typical.”
She said: “There have been charges laid against me that I am racist and sexist towards white men.
“I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men, because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender.
“Therefore, women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.”
“We will not be silenced; we are militant. The world is not ready for minorities to challenge the status quo, but resistance to our resistance is futile.”
A good first step to teach haters like Mustafa better manners would be to eliminate university make-work jobs like “student union welfare and diversity officer” and force them to look for honest work. There’s nothing like having to earn a paycheck to make a person learn how to get along with their fellow man, or even their
fellow sister whatever BME non-binary person-thing.