The organisation Black Lives Matter UK has joined with a number of other public figures to call on the Prime Minister to “repudiate” and “withdraw” a recent government report which demonstrated that the UK is not institutionally racist.
This site reported a week ago on the brilliant document drawn up by the independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities under chairman Tony Sewell, which exploded a number of radical left-wing myths about supposed British racism.
Among other things, the report revealed that: “We found that most of the disparities we examined, which some attribute to racial discrimination, often do not have their origins in racism.”
The review also forcefully championed the “emphatic success story” of the British education system, which “should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries”.
“I am not about gestures. What we are about here is about getting working class people, poor people, people who have got disadvantages, towards opportunities” said Sewell.
But a number of public figures and organisations – including BLM UK and a group called “Charity So White” – have now hit back in a public letter.
The letter alleges that the report conforms to “a narrative that whitewashes over the daily challenges faced by Black and minoritised communities in this country”
It also says: “While nobody wishes to see matters of national importance diminished to the level of the ad hominem, at some point there needs to be honest scrutiny of this document and the question needs to be asked “Who is responsible for its contents?” And, ultimately, we have no doubt that the person in question is you, Prime Minister.”
Other signatories complaining about supposed British racism include Oxford graduate Hollywood actor Riz Ahmed (who has described Boris Johnson as “an out-and-out complete cunt” and accused the prime minister of being “overtly racist”) and private schoolgirl Afua Hirsch, who in 2017 penned a Guardian article called “Toppling statues? Here’s why Nelson’s column should be next”.