[The Tab] Sheffield Students’ Union has banned white students from attending meetings for its new “anti-racism” policy.
The SU announced on Tuesday that it is shifting from a “non-racist to an actively anti-racist” stance.
But Sheffield SU bosses say “only black and minority ethnic students” will be allowed into meetings to share their views.
Those wishing to join two focus groups being held to discuss “how we can create an anti-racist Students’ Union” are promised on the sign-up form that the SU “really values hearing your experiences and ideas”.
However, a few paragraphs below, it states: “Please note that these sessions are only open to black and minority ethnic (BME) students.”
BME stands for “Black, Minority Ethnic,” a common designation in the United Kingdom lesser known in the United States.
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Ewan Sommerville and first published at The Tab]