Radical BLM leader calls for a ‘race offender’ registry and other terrible ideas
Liberals are rarely immune to importing bad ideas from other countries: socialized medicine, hate speech sanctions, climate change policies, Jim Carrey.
So, it should not be surprising if or when they pick up on the musings of a leader of Britain’s Taking the Initiative Party.
Sasha Johnson, a TTIP leader who offers herself as the “Black Panther of Oxford,” was also an organizer of Black Lives Matter protests in Britain during the summer. Recently the Daily Mail of London reported on her proposal for a “race offender” registry, among other ideas, such as reparations for Blacks.
According to the paper, the database would work similarly to the sex offenders’ registry found in many states and “would see people barred from jobs based on having been accused of ‘micro-aggressions’ in the workplace.”
‘If you were to be racially abusive to someone, [the register] would question whether someone is fit enough to hold a particular job where their bias could influence another person’s life,” Johnson told the Daily Mail.
Lists are for fascists.
“BLM party proposes list of racists”
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“A lot of racism happens at work and places of education in a micro-aggressive way. If you exhibit an element of bias at work, you should probably receive a warning first [before later being added to the register] so people know in future that you hold these views.”
If found guilty, landing on the list could, or would, dictate where you work or live.
“If you live in a majority-coloured neighbourhood you shouldn’t reside there because you’re a risk to those people – just like if a sex offender lived next to a school he would be a risk to those children,” she said.
Policing microaggressions is not a new phenomenon. College campuses in the U.S have tried for years, often employing what are called “bias response teams” to investigate students or professors who breach boundaries of political correctness.
Ironically, back in 2016, before progressives got really aggressive in seeing racism everywhere, even in goofy ways such as when white liberals yelled at Black cops for promoting “institutional racism,” a professor who popularized the concept of recognizing microaggressions on campus believed proponents of his research had gone too far.
In fact, he told the Chronicle of Higher Education at the time that people guilty of such acts were not rally racists.
As the outlet reported, the goal Derald Wing Sue, a psychology professor at Columbia University, wanted to achieve “had always been to educate people, not punish or shame them, if they engage in microaggressions.”
“I was concerned that people who use these examples would take them out of context and use them as a punitive rather than an exemplary way,” he said. “People who engage in microaggressions are oftentimes well-intentioned, decent individuals who aren’t aware that they are engaging in an offensive way toward someone else.”
Thus, for example, you go from Medicare to Medicare for All.
For her part, Johnson told the Daily Mail that simply being “accused” of a microaggression would be sufficient to put someone on the registry.
But in showing that America can be an exporter of bad thoughts, Johnson also said she wants the British government to mandate reparations to Black citizens – an old idea in the U.S. that gained new currency in the summer of BLM – because of the legacy of slavery and because capitalism “holds us down.” By the way, the Daily Mail describes her as a “cafe owner” – in other words, a capitalist.
And Johnson also supports defunding the police and promotes the idea of a “Black militia” operating within the United Kingdom.
“BLM,” the Daily Mail noted, “has distanced themselves from groups such as TTIP.”