A media storm has been swirling around Goldsmiths University and its Welfare and Diversity Officer, Bahar Mustafa.
Last month she organised an event for black and ethnic minority students and specifically asked white people and men not to attend.
The university — and Ms Mustafa in particular — has been fighting off accusations of ‘reverse’ sexism and racism ever since.
Several petition have been organised calling for her resignation, one gaining almost 13,000 signatures.
It reads: “Bahar Mustafa should be removed from Goldsmiths University with police interaction and degree revocation” on the grounds of “using hate speech based on race and gender.”
The ‘hate speech’ refers to her use of hashtags such as #killallwhitemen and #misandry, as well as publicly calling someone ‘white trash’ under the official Goldsmiths’ Twitter account.
Not very pleasant, but is this really ‘hate speech’?…
I am not a big one to accuse people of ‘hate speech,’ yet in my opinion, the entire episode makes her unqualified for the job.
The Telegraph (buried under the ‘Women’ section) sees no problem with keeping on someone (who is white herself) tweeting #KillAllWhiteMen.
Given her pallid complexion (and no, I do not care what her ethnicity is — this woman is white) I am starting to think she must be a few bricks shy of a load.
Note that she also says this is a ‘non-binary event only’.