Black studies professor claims the Queen is the ‘world’s number one symbol of white supremacy’ amid portrait row

Black studies professor claims the Queen is the ‘world’s number one symbol of white supremacy’ amid portrait row. By Emer Scully.

A taxpayer-funded academic has labelled the Queen ‘the number one symbol of white supremacy in the entire world’.

Professor Kehinde Andrews, a campaigner who is regularly wheeled out on TV debates to air his divisive views, today said he did not know ‘why it’s such a big deal’ Oxford University students voted to take down a picture of the Queen from their common room.

The professor of black studies at Birmingham City University — where senior lecturers receive an average base salary of £46,000 — has previously branded ‘whiteness’ a ‘psychosis’, called for the overthrow of ‘genocidal’ capitalism and repeatedly compared Sir Winston Churchill to Adolf Hitler.

During a debate into whether the Queen had been cancelled today, Professor Andrews told Good Morning Britain: ‘If we’re honest the Queen doesn’t just represent modern colonialism, the Queen is probably the number one symbol of white supremacy in the entire world. …

The professor’s comments came as members of the Middle Common Room (MCR) at Magdalen College passed a measure to take down an ‘unwelcoming’ portrait of the monarch from the graduates’ common room because ‘she represents recent colonial history’.

It was voted through by a substantial majority, with one student commenting that ‘patriotism and colonialism are not really separable’. …

Professor Andrews added: ‘Even in that picture she’s wearing jewels stolen from different parts of the black and brown world. …

The motion was brought forward by MCR President Matthew Katzman, a 25-year-old lecturer in computer science who studied at Stanford University and is from Maryland in the USA.