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Diversity Officer Who Tweeted ‘Kill All White Men’ Deserves Ridicule, Not Arrest

'Resistance to our resistance is futile.'

Some students at Goldsmiths, University of London have created a petition demanding the resignation and arrest of Bahar Mustafa, the campus’s diversity officer, because, well, she said a lot of hateful, racist things.

And she should be mocked for them—relentlessly. She should not, however, face charges.

Her statements include some pretty troubling stuff. Mustafa unapologetically defended her use of the hashtag “kill all white men,” according to The Independent:

“It's a way of reclaiming the power from the trauma many of us experience as queers, women, people of colour, who are on the receiving end of racism, misogyny and homophobia daily," she added.

She recently instructed men and white people to steer clear of a diversity event she helped organize:

"Also, if you've been invited and you're a man and/or white PLEASE DON’T COME just cos I invited a bunch of people and hope you will be responsible enough to respect this is a BME Women and non-binary event only."

Amidst charges that she is racist and sexist toward white men, Mustafa explained in a recorded message that this was literally impossible:

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 and therefore women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.

She also made a bunch of ridiculous claims about the need for “liberation movements” on college campuses and flatly denied that her job was to represent all students, since “all people… by virtue of their gender, race, and class, have opposing interests.”

To deny the legitimacy of any of this nonsense “is to commit an act of violence,” she said. “Resistance to our resistance is futile.”

The petition asserts that her speech is hateful, and it’s hard to disagree. Certainly, I can understand students wanting to have a diversity officer who respects people of all genders and ethnicities. But the calls to have her criminally charged under British hate crime laws are grossly irresponsible. Members of a university community should feel free to express controversial ideas without fretting over whether they will be arrested for doing so.

Mustafa’s situation calls to mind the recent controversies over Boston University Professor Saida Grundy, whose insensitive statements about white people prompted calls for her to be fired, and Duke University Professor Jerry Hough, whose insensitive statements about black people resulted in the same.

I would respond to all these incidents in the same way: Criticize the people, challenge their views, but don’t take away their right to articulate them.

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  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    Should she at least be fired for not doing her job of promoting diversity? For doing, in fact, the opposite of her job?

  • GILMORE||

    Killing white people IS promoting diversity.

    As communism showed, equality requires a lot of trimming around the edges

  • Res ipsa loquitur||

    These are some fucked up people.

  • JW||

    A good waxing would settle this once and for all.

  • perlhaqr||

    Or for acts of violence against the English language?

  • LynchPin1477||

    I would respond to all these incidents in the same way: Criticize the people, challenge their views, but don’t take away their right to articulate them.

    I'd add fire them to the list.

  • LynchPin1477||

    I was going to say that, while I agree with Robby about taking the high ground, by the progressive's own standards she should be silenced, and that maybe there is something to be said for forcing them face the consequences of their own policies, even if we disagree with them.

    Then I remembered that people like her don't have standards, so it's sort of a pointless exercise.

  • perlhaqr||

    by the progressive's own standards she should be silenced

    That's not true. That would only be true if "progressive standards" were equally applicable.

    Her quoted statement

    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 and therefore women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.

    while insane from the perspective of someone who thinks words actually have logical definitions, is perfectly in line with progressive thought. Principals over principles.

    Being an ethnic minority woman means that by the progressive's own standards, she should never be silenced, no matter what drivel or filth comes out of her mouth.

  • A Self-Identified $park¥||

    This, this and more this. As long as moronic hate speech laws exist, everyone should be subject to them. This idiot woman is one of the reasons those laws exist in the first place. Make them face the consequences of their stupid demands good and hard.

  • ||

    I think a simple stoning would be appropriate.

  • BladeDoc||

    The only way that this will change is one progresses voices are silenced also and then all of a sudden free-speech will be back. Voice them by their own petard is our only hope.

  • De Oppresso Liber||

    Although hate speech laws are fundamentally wrong, perhaps by applying the law equally to people of all colors, sjw's could be convinced to quit advising for such wrong headed laws.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Won't work. Their true interest is power. Communism isn't a failed philosophy, it was just run by the wrong people.

  • ||

    That would require reasoned, self-critical thinking.

  • Jacob Minas||

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    I prefer this version.

    "Kill the white people, but buy my record first."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtuYWlh6fJ4

  • ||

    Who can forget the epic poetic stylings of Tyrone Green?

  • Libertarian Joe||

    "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 and therefore women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system."

    This is one of those liberal concepts that there is literally no response to
    They essentially just change the definition of racism and sexism to fit their needs and biases

  • LynchPin1477||

    The only real way to defeat this type of mindset is to ridicule it. You aren't going to change the minds of people like this woman, but you can make it unappealing to other people.

  • Rhywun||

    Yeah, this blather really only provokes laughter and mockery from me. It's such boilerplate driver - she probably copied it word-for-word from some diversity studies textbook.

  • Rhywun||

    "drivel" goddammit

  • ||

    Yeah, that was my reaction too; if you can define words to mean whatever you want, of course you're never guilty of anything. I would have loved to have been able to say to her face, "OK, fine, you're not racist: you're just a bigoted, ugly, hateful shitbird. Better?"

  • ||

    They essentially just change the definition of racism and sexism all words to fit their needs and biases

    FIFY

    (some other re-defined words I've heard from progs trying to argue: violence, coercion, wealth, business, free market)

  • perlhaqr||

    She used an altered definition of "violence" too.

    To deny the legitimacy of any of this nonsense “is to commit an act of violence,” she said.

    Where by "altered", of course, I'm being polite. ;)

  • Spartacus||

    Invent new terms, change definitions as needed.
    Rinse, repeat.

  • Zeb||

    If she gets to define words, so does everyone else. And I define racism as making judgements about individuals based on their race or promoting different treatment of people based simply on race. I don't think this is a terribly controversial definition.

    So, tough shit, lady. You are racist according to what "racist" means to most people.

  • Raven Nation||

    Don't forget, this is a country that locks people up for Racist tweets.

    FTA: the law in question is the "Racially Aggravated s4A Public order Act 1986."

  • GILMORE||

    It's a way of reclaiming the power from the trauma many of us experience as queers, women, people of colour'"

    Good luck with that BTW

  • GILMORE||

    "I, an ethnic minority woman...."

    uhm

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    I think she's a member of Elizabeth Warren's tribe.

  • Zeb||

    Maybe a Gipsy? Ethnic minority doesn't necessarily mean non-white.

  • SugarFree||

    Ugly is not an ethnic minority.

  • Loki||

    What about "hatefull bull dyke bitch"?

  • Andrew S.||

    What the fuck were there white guys in the audience for that drivel she called a speech? Both because I'm surprised she let them in, and because what the fuck were they thinking?

  • RBS||

    Probably the type of white that is chronically overcome by the White Guilt. You know, the guy who writes blog posts about how shitty he is because he's white.

  • Notorious G.K.C.||

    The reply to that is, "no, dude, your whiteness isn't the reason."

  • Res ipsa loquitur||

    Lot of "Beta" males in the world, you know, Bo's tribe.

  • GILMORE||

    self-abuse is morally stimulating

    also, you really can't tell if they're 'white' just by looking. they have webbed feet, and smell funny.

  • UnCivilServant||

    what the fuck were they thinking?

    They were either gelded SJWs or wnated to see if she really was as batshit insane as they heard.

  • Florida Man||

    SJW trim?

  • RBS||

    You mean pre-rape?

  • Florida Man||

    Always.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    They just want to belong. Seriously, these idiots think they can be an important part of a movement that ultimately will sub-divide and partition each participant into ever-increasing gradations of victimhood.

  • ||

    The easiest way for college dudes to get laid these days is to become pussy beta self-hating SJWs.

  • Florida Man||

    Is this really true? My wife thinks it's hot when fix things and do other man stuff.

  • ||

    I'm not one to ask because a) I'm 20 years gone from college (and my alma mater was full of wonks, Ay-rabs, and Jersey douchebags), and b) Ron Swanson is my Platonic ideal of manhood.

    Or, as Ron Swanson would say: "I’ve established a scientifically perfect ten point scale of human beauty. Ten is Pawnee legend Ron Swanson”

  • Loki||

    Your wife is clearly suffering from false consciousness, probably brought on by years of rape, you heterosexual cis-gendered patriarchal shitlord. /SJW

  • waffles||

    Is it? I'm not convinced these guys are getting laid. I think they spend a lot of time around women but that does not translate into sex.

  • perlhaqr||

    I was thinking it would be funny to go.

    "You can't be here! You're a white male!"

    "I'm not white."

    "Yes you are!"

    "HOW DARE YOU POLICE MY ETHNICITY!"

    "Well... you're clearly male."

    "No, I'm a woman."

    "But... you have a beard."

    "HOW DARE YOU ATTEMPT TO IMPOSE CULTURAL BEAUTY NORMS ON ME!"

    etc. :D

  • SIV||

    This is the UK. She has no rights. Gaol her in the Tower and apply the pear of anguish.

  • Swiss Servator, Switzier!||

    Confined to the Cell of Little Ease?

  • ||

    I just...I just can't deal with how much whiter than me you can be and still go around doing this bullshit.

  • GILMORE||

    I think its sort of a 'Dances With Wolves' type deal. She has rejected her status as a member of the oppressor class, and now sides with the aboriginals.

    Also, Tatanka.

  • ||

    No she's an Arab or something. But like...fairer than me and with lighter-colored eyes.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    She's an Arab woman and complaining about Western white men. Her priorities are slightly misplaced.

  • GILMORE||

    Being a child of Satan means you're just extra-privileged.

  • Mike M.||

    Bahar Mustafa

    Probably one of Shikha "Dipshit" Dalmia's aliases.

  • Alissa||

    Breaking: Reason comment section full of white make tears after strong WOC calls them on white supremacism

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    Oh yay, a new(ish) troll

  • RBS||

    Are you Bo's sister or something?

  • LynchPin1477||

    I'm going with sarc

    Also, Alissa is a hot name

  • ||

    Where's the "strong WOC" you're referring to? And why is it with progs everyone is reduced to a fucking acronym? All the easier to sort people when they get off the trains at the reeducation camps?

  • UnCivilServant||

    It's a paperwork reduction protocol for those processing stations, so that the people doing the sorting don't have to do as much work.

  • Loki||

    Actually they're gong to develop a scale from 1 to 10 for your level of privelege. White heterosexual cis-gendered males will be a 10, and will be diverted directly to the ovens.

  • Rhywun||

    why is it with progs everyone is reduced to a fucking acronym?

    I like "womcol" - it has a nice early 20th century ring to it.

  • perlhaqr||

    Heh. Man, I bet it'd go over poorly if she got labelled as a "Woman of Gender"...

  • Florida Man||

    I don't know which is worse. Drive by trolls or the ones that won't leave.

  • Res ipsa loquitur||

    Both ?

  • JW||

    D-

    You application for troll has been denied.

  • Florida Man||

    I laughed. Also how do these trolls find reason? I didn't learn about it until like 3 years ago.

  • Zeb||

    Sometimes an article gets linked from some lefty site. I think that accounts for most of the drive-bys.

  • Florida Man||

    Makes sense. I guess reason does link to slate and salon sometimes. I don't take the bait myself.

  • Zeb||

    No, you quickly learn that commenting on those sites is completely pointless.

  • Res ipsa loquitur||

    Anything going on this weekend ? I'm free.

  • A Self-Identified $park¥||

    Why would white supremacists be sad if a coloured person called them supremacists? You really ought to take a second to think things through.

  • waffles||

    Mmm...weaponized orange concentrate.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Resistance to our resistance is futile.

    You know who else resisted assimilation?

  • Florida Man||

    China town?

  • ||

    Definitely not Picard. He embraced it wholeheartedly. He wanted to be inserted back into the Borg Nexus ASAP so he could keep fucking that oily bald chick.

  • A Self-Identified $park¥||

    I refuse to refresh my phone every 30 seconds.

  • A Self-Identified $park¥||

    Locutus of Borg?

  • Mike M.||

    Dipshit Dalmia?

  • A Self-Identified $park¥||

    Apparently Shika posted something that someone doesn't agree with.

  • Zeb||

    And that someone is Mike M. Actually it's a lot of people, but most don't feel the need to be a dick at every opportunity.

  • Chuck Long||

    She should be fired, so let's get that out of the way.

    No, she should not be arrested for what she said, however, I won't feel too sorry for her if she is. People like her created a world where she could be arrested for her speech. I just don't have enough fucks to give about someone being forced to lie in a fascist bed of their own making. If nothing else, it would serve as a warning to those who would advocate for such laws, that they might come back to haunt them one day.

  • Res ipsa loquitur||

    Meh, if they are going to arrest people for racist tweets, the call for violence should also result in her incarceration. If SJW are going to make stupid laws the least that should happen is they get caught up in the dragnet.

  • prolefeed||

    therefore women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system

    I -- I -- got no words for this idiocy.

  • Florida Man||

    Sadly it's not an uncommon belief now.

  • Zeb||

    we do not stand to benefit from such a system

    At this point I don't see how people can even claim that with a straight face. Maybe when women and minorities were actually systematically oppressed (and in places where they still are) it was true. I wouldn't hold it against slaves if they developed some hatred of white people (or whoever the slavers are). But to say that in today's UK, minority women don't stand to benefit (or at least perceive that they do) from a system that keeps whites and males down (or dead)? OK.

  • Mendelism||

    we do not stand to benefit from such a system

    Says the campus "Diversity Officer" at the University of London.

  • Res ipsa loquitur||

    Sexist !!!!1!!1

  • JW||

    Certainly, I can understand students wanting to have a diversity officer who respects people of all genders and ethnicities. But the calls to have her criminally charged under British hate crime laws are grossly irresponsible.

    It sucks to be eaten by the monster you likely helped create.

  • Chuck Long||

    Right. The only thing that is "grossly irresponsible" are the hate crime laws themselves and the people who allowed them to come into existence.

  • GILMORE||

    "Jerry Hough, whose insensitive statements about black people..."

    "Black people sure do choose weird names for their kids" is really almost worse than, "Kill White Men", when you think about it.

    .

  • A Self-Identified $park¥||

    What about standing up to oppressors don't you get?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    the trauma many of us experience as queers, women, people of colour, who are on the receiving end of racism, misogyny and homophobia daily," she added.

    Boo fucking hoo.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    flatly denied that her job was to represent all students, since “all people… by virtue of their gender, race, and class, have opposing interests.”

    Doublespeak, FTW!

  • SugarFree||

    It's almost like it was never about diversity all along.

  • Brendan||

    No, they deserve the exact same treatment anyone would get if they tweeted "Kill all cops"

  • Loki||

    I'm sure if a British white man tweeted "kill all n*****s" he'd only be subject to ridicule, and not charged with a "hate crime". What with the UK's steadfast commitment to free speeh and all that. /sarc

    I'm so sick of these permanently aggrieved ass clowns and their Victim Studies horseshit.

  • Cimejes||

    What a shocker:

    "Miss Mustafa recently graduated from Goldsmiths with an MA in gender and media studies.

    She is understood to live with her mother Nursen, 55, father Ismail, 57, and sister Ipek, 23, in Enfield in a £450,000 three-bedroom terrace."

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....-sign.html

    She sounds pretty damn "privileged" herself.

  • ||

    White males are the group that produced Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare, Thomas Edison, and Johan Sebastion Bach. No other race or gender has contributed as much to humanity as we have.

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