University union officer Bahar Mustafa will remain in her post despite a storm of protests demanding she be removed for racist behavior after she tweeted “kill all white men” and branded people “white trash.”
Mustafa, who insists she cannot be a racist because she is an ethnic minority woman, is no stranger to controversy. Earlier this month, the Inquisitr reported how the Goldsmiths University officer held an equality event labelled a “BME Woman and non-binary event only.”
The event was heavily criticized because, in her wisdom, Mustafa decide to ban white people from attending the equality event because presumably they weren’t “equal” enough.
“After being greeted with a tirade of abuse and enough vitriolic verbal volleys to fill a tennis court, the 27-year-old bounced back and aggravated her critics further by posting a sarcastic picture of herself on Facebook six days later, showing her standing in front of a ‘no white men’ sign wiping away a big fat crocodile tear.”
Mustafa then clarified her position at Goldsmiths final student assembly of the term on May 5 by stating her behavior could never be considered racist or sexist because it was infinitely impossible for an ethnic minority female to be either.
“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, woman of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.”
On May 7, Scotland Yard received a complaint about a racially motivated malicious communication made on a social media account that Bahar Mustafa had access to.
It was alleged that Mustafa used a university Twitter account to brand student activist Tom Harris as “white trash.”
Mustafa held her hand up to the racial slur. She admitted it was “not professional,” but she failed to apologize for its racist connotations.
“In regards to calling someone ‘white trash’ under my official GSU Welfare and Diversity Twitter account, I can accept that it was not professional and I do apologise for this.”
The Telegraph reports that Mustafa’s somewhat blinkered worldview outraged her fellow students to the point they started a petition to remove the welfare and diversity officer from her post.
“Following action taken during the occupation of a university building last month, 165 students signed a petition calling for a vote of no confidence in welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa.”
“This represents 1.9 per cent of our 8,000+ members and our rules require three per cent to have signed to trigger a referendum. The petition has therefore failed and so a vote will not take place. However, we recognise some students and a large number of people outside the organisation are unhappy with the work of our elected representatives.”
“We are looking at how we can address those concerns in dialogue with our members and our trustees, who oversee our work.”
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