Kehinde Andrews, the “Black Studies” professor who slated Churchill as a “white supremacist” and mentioned the British Empire was “far worse” than Nazi Germany, has been accused of racially abusing black conservatives by activist and educator Calvin Robinson.
“I just think the solution [to divisions in society] is easy, we just need to come together,” mentioned Robinson, of the Policy Exchange suppose tank and Don’t Divide Us marketing campaign, whereas on a panel with Andrews on BBC present The Big Questions.
“[Y]es, there has been an increase in racism this year; I’ve personally experienced more racism this year than I have in my entire adult life,” he continued, prompting the presenter to chop in and exclaim “Well that’s extraordinary!” — earlier than Robinson defined the place the racism was coming from: “–and that is because of Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory being pushed.”
“This idea that there’s an ‘appropriate’ way to be black — for example, I’m often called, by Professor Andrews, ‘Bounty’, ‘Uncle Tom’, ‘House Negro’, for not having the right opinion,” Robinson alleges in an edited clip of the phase he shared on social media.
“You haven’t said that, have you?” the BBC presenter asks Andrews in Robinson’s minimize of their alternate.
“Not about Calvin,” Andrews replies with a chuckle.
“Oh, you’ve said it about some people?” the presenter follows up.
“Some of those terms, not all of them,” Andrews admits.
“It’s wrong. We need to accept that black people, all people, should be diverse, we should have different thoughts and opinions; we shouldn’t expect people to think the same because of the colour of their skin,” Robinson fires again.
“That is racist. That’s what’s dividing us. We need to come back together and say, actually, it doesn’t matter what colour we are, we’re all British, we’re all here together, and that’s the thing that unites us.”
The concept that every one black folks ought to suppose alike is racist, evidenced by the feedback I obtain: uncle Tom, bounty, and so forth.
Stop letting folks divide us based mostly on the color of our pores and skin!
We ought to give attention to the issues that unite us; we’re all British.
— Calvin Robinson (@calvinrobinson) February 14, 2021
Andrews’ current sally in opposition to Churchill and the British Empire which he led in opposition to Hitler’s Germany is under no circumstances his solely foray into identification politics, with educational venues, the BBC, and numerous different mainstream media shops repeatedly wheeling him out to denigrate numerous features of British and Western historical past, tradition, and society as racist.
Prior to Churchill, targets for his ire have included the British nationwide anthem (throughout which sportsmen ought to “take a knee” or “clench a fist” as a result of the British flag is a image of “oppression”), the patriotic tune Rule, Britannia (“racist propaganda”), portraits of the Queen (“she is the premier symbol of empire and colonial violence“), and the St George’s flag of England (“something like the Confederate flag”), amongst others.
Andrews and Robinson have crossed swords earlier than, with the latter having not too long ago describing the “Black Studies” professor’s newest e-book, The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World, as “preposterous” in a scathing overview.
“[Andrews’] premise is that everything and everyone is racist, there is no solution, and we should all subscribe to the principles of Critical Race Theory,” Robinson suggests.
“It means that white people should be apologising for the mistakes of their ancestors, and black people should be raging in anger or brooding in a victimhood mentality.”
Churchill College Hosts Anti-Churchill Talk: ‘Embodiment of White Supremacy’, British Empire ‘Far Worse’ Than Nazis https://t.co/a6eTjrqL4u
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