WPC Bunter's let herself go a bit. FFS.
Sums up what a lot of people are saying here. However this open letter originated at:Those who favour the identity-based politics of grievance and academic critical race theory are redefining racism. The achievements of civil rights movements in the past that effected positive material impacts on the lives of ethnic minorities and increased equal treatment are now being denied and undermined by those who claim racism is on the rise.
Demands that millions of people accept uncritically a prescriptive ‘white privilege’ agenda or be dubbed ignorant, racist or in denial is creating new tensions.
Under soulless acronyms such as BAME and POC, all ethnic minorities are robbed of individual agency, and assumed to be victims of injustice.
Free speech is being eroded by a McCarthyite culture of conformity in which to question the new dogma means to risk one’s livelihood and reputation.
Calls for the wholesale destruction of historical statues, symbols and works of art are fuelling an unhealthy war against the past and stirring up culture wars in the present.
An obsessive focus on the impact of colonialism threatens to turn history into a morality tale, rather than a complex, three-dimensional understanding of the past.
The common conflation of the issue of race in the US with the UK (in relation to criminal justice, for example) is unhelpful as it makes it difficult to discuss our specific historical circumstances and the contemporary challenges we face.
Nicely dropping in a quote from Dr Martin Luther KingSums up what a lot of people are saying here. However this open letter originated at:
It was written by: Claire Fox, Andrew Doyle and Inaya Folarin Iman
and published by:
Dear fellow citizens, In the wake of the horrifying and brutal killing of George Floyd, many in the UK expressed heartfelt solidarity; widespread protests showed a genuine commitment to opposing racism. Since then, however, activists, corporations and institutions seem to have seized the...www.spectator.co.uk