Wednesday, 30 October 2019

You're Having A Laugh!

An inquiry by the government’s equality watchdog has condemned universities for being oblivious to the scale of racism on their campuses.
Being oblivious? They never stop fretting about it, surely, as David Thompson's blog constantly reminds us....
The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report, has been widely welcomed for highlighting universities’ complacency on tackling racism.
'Widely welcomed' by the usual suspects, I presume? But what are they actually complaining about?
But the body has also been criticised by leading academics of colour and student leaders for examining what it describes as the racial harassment of white British students and staff alongside the racism suffered by their black, Asian and minority ethnic peers.

So let's all be lectured by these preening racehustlers, shall we? First up:
Heidi Mirza, visiting professor of race, faith and culture at Goldsmiths, University of London says "Everyone wants to feel a victim in some way and this is the discourse around race that’s emerging at the moment. That it’s all about name calling and how it’s offended you, so that’s the focus of this report."
Because that's reality. That's what your ideology has led to...
Priyamvada Gopal, a reader at the faculty of English at Cambridge University says "I was struck that the report refused to use the word ‘racism’, plumping instead for the rather more specific ‘racial harassment’. It’s deeply inadequate and almost wilfully evasive. It is perfectly possible to experience racism without experiencing direct harassment. It is also perfectly possible for institutions to have widespread culture of racism without it always taking the form of racial harassment."
"Just because no-one's discriminating against us doesn't mean we don't feel discriminated against, bigots!"
Nicola Rollock, a reader in equity and education at Goldsmiths, University of London says "If, following the definition in the Macpherson inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, we understand institutional racism as a “collective failure to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origins”, then one would be hard-pressed to understand how the EHRC’s findings can be defined as anything other than institutional racism."
That 'if' is doing far too much work fort my liking...

Three women who have ridden the tiger of identity politics to positions of power now lecturing everyone, like Humpty Dumpty, on what words mean.


Bucko said...

Education is doomed. Our entire country is doomed. I'm glad I'm not one of the young folk growing up amid this tomfloolery

Anonymous said...

I don't think that you need to worry too much Bucko. The uni students can clearly see the yawning gulf between this kind of guff and actual reality, they aren't all daft. It is obvious to them that people who's job it is to tackle racism are going to be quite concerned that there isn't any. So they just keep up the propaganda that every campus is like effing Alabama.


JuliaM said...

They don't need to be daft. It's whether they do anything about it. Evidence suggests they don't.