University of Edinburgh is accused of & # 39; blatant racism & # 39; for organizing an equality conference where white people are not allowed to ask questions
- Q&A event – Resisting Whiteness 2019 – prohibits white guests from speaking
- There will also be two & # 39; safe spaces & # 39; of which no white people can enter
- The Saturday event is intended to strengthen & # 39; the voices of people of color & # 39;
- It is understood that university bosses & # 39; have expressed concerns & # 39; about aspects of the event
The University of Edinburgh is scheduled to organize an event where white people are not allowed to ask questions – which is described as & # 39; clearly racist & # 39 ;.
A Q&A event – Resisting Whiteness 2019 – will prohibit white guests from speaking from the floor.
There will also be two & # 39; safe spaces & # 39; are – one of those white people is forbidden to enter.
A question and answer event (photo) – Resistance to whiteness 2019 – prevents white guests from speaking from the floor
University bosses have expressed & # 39; concern & # 39; about aspects of the event.
The event takes place on Saturday at the prestigious university, with the intention of & # 39; to strengthen the voices of people of color & # 39; and & # 39; give people of color a platform to talk & # 39 ;.
The all-day event costs £ 20 to participate, and is held at the Pleasance Theater.
A vague saying: & # 39; We will therefore not give the microphone to white people during the Q & As, not because we think that white people have nothing to offer in the discussion, but because we want to strengthen the voices of people with color .
The all-day event costs £ 20 to participate, and will be held at the Pleasance Theater (photo)
& # 39; If you are a white person with a question, share it with a member of the committee or our speakers after the panel discussion. & # 39;
And it explains why whites are excluded from one of the & # 39; safe spaces & # 39; – for people to withdraw if they feel overwhelmed / overstimulated or uncomfortable & # 39; to feel.
It said: & # 39; The Braid space is a safe space for color people only, and the Cheviot space is available to anyone who needs it. & # 39;
Anti-racism campaigner Jane McColl, 42, from Glasgow said: & # 39; This event is clearly racist.
& # 39; It puts the fight back to achieving equality and fairness for decades, all because of the actions of a small group of extremists, whose perverted sense of logic has led them to belittle white people, not who they are as individuals, just because of their skin color.
& # 39; Imagine that this event & # 39; Resisting Blackness & # 39; was mentioned and non-white people were told they could not ask questions and had no access to a room because they had the & # 39; wrong & # 39; color. & # 39;
A University of Edinburgh spokesperson said: “Tackling racism is an important topic for debate and the university supports events that address this issue.
& # 39; However, we are an organization that attaches great importance to equality and voice issues.
& # 39; That's why the university met the event organizers to ensure that the event meets our values.
& # 39; We have expressed our concerns about certain aspects of the event design and are therefore reviewing their & # 39; secure space & # 39; policy for the conference. & # 39;
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