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Anti-Racism Event Hosted by Edinburgh University Bans White People from Asking Questions

By Auslan Cramb | 27 September 2019

THE TELEGRAPH — The University of Edinburgh has been criticised for hosting an “anti-racism” event in which white people were due to be banned from asking questions.

The conference has been organised by the Resisting Whiteness group which opposes racism and describes itself as a QTPOC (queer and trans people of colour) organisation.

There will be two “safe spaces” at the event one of which white people will be barred from entering.

The safe places are meant for those who feel “overwhelmed/overstimulated or uncomfortable”.

A blurb for the “conference, talks and workshops” at the city’s Pleasance Theatre, which aim to “amplify the voices of people of colour,  says: “We will therefore not be giving the microphone to white people during the Q&As, not because we don’t think white people have anything to offer to the discussion, but because we want to amplify the voices of people of colour.

“If you are a white person with a question, please share it with a member of the committee or our speakers after the panel discussion.” […]

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