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It has been clear for a while now, that if you’re a white cis male, the UK Labour Party doesn’t really take an interest in representing you. By now asking an avowed racist to be part of its LGBT+ advisory board for women and equalities, Labour has shown it doesn’t care about combating racism either.

Munroe Bergdorf is famous for being the first transgender person hired by cosmetics company L’Oreal, and subsequently sacked for racist comments made on Facebook:

Honestly I don’t have energy to talk about the racial violence of white people any more. Yes ALL white people. Because most of ya’ll don’t even realise or refuse to acknowledge that your existence, privilege and success as a race is built on the backs, blood and death of people of colour. Your entire existence is drenched in racism.

In a classic ‘I’m not a racist, but…’ move, shortly after the controversy at L’Oreal, Bergdorf, according to The Guardian, pointed out that her mother was white and said:

In my head I didn’t think there would be that much of a problem in identifying that racism is coming from white culture, white privilege, white supremacists. Society is built on the premise of white supremacy, I don’t see how calling out the roots of racism, somehow makes you a racist.

If she had given it two seconds of thought, maybe she’d have realised saying that people are racist because of the colour of their skin, is, well, you know…

Meanwhile, Dawn Butler MP is tweeting out how much she is looking forward to working with the new members of her council:

To Work with her to tackle the injustices facing the LGBT+ community and make sure society is truly equal for everyone.” You just couldn’t make this up. Apparently, Labour thinks someone who writes:

Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth… then we can talk.

seems to think women’s suffrage was a racist thing:

FYI – The Suffragettes were white supremacists who were fighting for WHITE women’s rights – they specifically left black women out of the movement. It is not 100 years since women got the vote it’s 100 years since WHITE women got the vote. Black women couldn’t vote until MUCH later.

and denies gays the right to think for themselves:

Gay male Tories are a special kind of d**khead. It’s actually quite astonishing.

is somehow able to “tackle the injustices facing the LGBT+ community and make sure society is truly equal for everyone“. If anything, Bergdorf is part of the problem. You can’t bring equality by listening to someone for whom people are unequal, based on their race.

In the words of Helen Grant MP, as reported by the BBC:

The kind of language Bergdorf has used has no place in public life, and ought to be condemned by all those who are serious about promoting equality.