A university union has taken a position on the need to end all forms of discrimination, mainataining that should be able to choose which skin colour they identify with.
The Universities and Colleges Union says that regardless of skin tone, people should be able to say if they identify as black.
The body, which represents 120,000 academics, set out their stance after facing criticism over the labeling of transgender people, saying they support self-identification in a variety of areas.
The union posits: ‘Our rules commit us to ending all forms of discrimination, bigotry and stereotyping. UCU has a long history of enabling members to self-identify whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women.’
They added: ‘UCU also supports a social, rather than a medical, model of gender recognition that will help challenge repressive gender stereotypes in the workplace and in society.’ Rachel Dolezal on why she pretended she was a black woman.
He would ask interview subjects ‘is it because I is black?’ despite being white. Sussex University philosophy professor Kathleen Stick said the union’s position on race was ‘nonsensical, anti-intellectual propaganda.
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