A groundswell of support is emerging online for a student diversity officer who found herself at the centre of a racism row after asking white people not to attend an event for black and ethnic minority students.
Bahar Mustafa has faced a backlash in recent weeks after posting the message on Facebook, which requested white people not to attend the event in April…
I #supportbaharmustafa because creating safe spaces for BME non-binary people and women is not "reverse racism"
— ella baeker (@zenaynay) May 20, 2015
I #supportbaharmustafa because UK universities have been safe spaces for white men since time immemorial
— Audrey Sebatindira (@Waithera95) May 20, 2015
I #supportbaharmustafa because the venom she's receiving for having the audacity to arrange a safe space disgusts me
— Sapphire (@SaphMB) May 20, 2015
How can someone who looks 100% white say ‘white people’ can’t attend an event? Does she exclude herself?