A DUMB Leftie students union boss was slammed online after she attacked Britain’s war dead and claimed ‘White People’ were ignorant.
Emily Dawes, President of Southampton Uni’s SU vowed to ‘paint over a mural’ that paid tribute to veterans of World War One because they were ‘white men.’
The Rothenstein Mural represents students who died during the Great War collecting degrees that they didn’t get to finish.
Mark my words – we’re taking down the mural of white men in the Senate room, even if I have to paint over it myself.”
She then doubled down in her attack on Whites and said: “As white people, we are so so ignorant and closed minded without even realising it.”
As white people, we are so so ignorant and closed minded without even realising it. Listen to your black friends/colleagues/students and ask how you can be the ally they want!!!!!!
— Emily, Union Pres (@SotonPres) October 24, 2018
Obviously, being the token evil mixed-race ‘far-right Nazi’… I just had to reply to her ridiculous, hateful and divisive comments.
Hi, black guy here….. can you stop making ridiculous statements about ‘White People’ and creating division? That’s how you can be a great ally. ?
— Jordan James (@mrjordanjames_) October 25, 2018
Emily later apologised and tried to frame herself as a ‘strong female’ leader… yes, really.
— Emily, Union Pres (@SotonPres) October 25, 2018
A a petition has been launched to force her to resign… (Sign it at the bottom)
The SU said in a statement: “We apologise for the recent statement from our President regarding the Rothenstein Mural and any upset this may have caused.
“This is a personal view and not that of the Union. We do not believe the statement was said to cause upset or disrespect to anyone and does not follow our mission or values. We have reached out to our President to ask for a statement to be released.”
A University of Southampton spokesperson said: “The comments made by the Students’ Union President regarding the Rothenstein Mural are not shared by the University of Southampton and do not represent the views of the University community.
“We are very proud to display the Mural, painted in 1916, which serves as a memorial to all members of British universities who served in the Great War (World War I).”
Southampton MP Royston Smith tweeted earlier today: “I am proud to live in a country where people voluntarily sacrificed their lives for the freedom that allows people to make ill thought out, insensitive comments such as these. I assume she will reflect and apologise.”