‘All whites racist’ scandal at Cambridge

‘All whites racist’ scandal at Cambridge, by Rosemary Bennett.

Cambridge University is investigating remarks by the head of an equality group who claimed “all white people are racist” and praised protesters who clashed violently with police.

Jason Osamede Okundaye, 20, who runs the university students’ Black and Minority Ethnic Campaign, posted the comment on Twitter on Friday night after protests over the death of Rashan Charles turned violent and police were attacked in London.

Tweets from his account encouraged the protesters and claimed that white people had “colonised” the Dalston neighbourhood of east London. Police are also investigating his remarks.

One tweet said: “Watching these middle-class white people despair over black people protesting in their colonised Dalston is absolutely delicious.” Another read: “ALL white people are racist. White middle class, white working class, white men, white women, white gays, white children they can ALL geddit.” …

A Cambridge University spokesman said the college is looking into this matter “and will respond appropriately”.