Seriously idiot here

An activist appointed by Sadiq Khan to review London’s statues has been labelled “racist” after he accused Diane Abbott of being “disloyal to her own community” and David Lammy of being a “poor example of Africans”.

Toyin Agbetu, who was recently appointed to the Mayor of London’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm, made a series of disparaging racial remarks about senior black Labour politicians in a blog online, The Telegraph can disclose.

The remarks have led Shaun Bailey, the black Conservative candidate for Mayor of London, to urge Sadiq Khan to immediately remove the commissioner due to his “racist past”.

It comes after the Mayor faced intense criticism over the composition of the commission to review London’s landmarks, with historians claiming it lacked expertise and excluded conservative opinions.

In a blog post condemning Ms Abbott’s decision to run for the Labour leadership in 2010, Mr Agbetu said the Hackney MP had been “disloyal to her own community and, worst yet, with minimal coercion, willingly betrayed herself” by engaging in frontline politics.

He added that Labour would not win black votes by “elevating a woman who – to be frank – the African community is embarrassed about”.

Mr Agbetu directed similar criticism at Mr Lammy, the shadow justice secretary, Baroness Scotland, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and Baroness Amos, who has served as British High Commissioner to Australia.

“Lammy, Amos and Scotland are all poor examples of Africans whose quest for influence and status has dwarfed their duty to human rights, social justice for African people and opposition to imperialism,” he said.

He added: “Many Africans in positions of status cling to their scraps of celebrity as if they are owed it by virtue of their ethnicity.”

None of those named are in fact Africans. Respectively, either birth or parents are from Jamaica, Guyana, Dominica, Guyana.

These are not places in Africa.

We can call them Caribbeans, possibly Afro-Caribbeans, we can say that they’re of a certain race perhaps – although race, obviously, doesn’t exist it’s merely a social construct – we can even say “British” as that’s what they are.

But African is one thing they’re not.

Sure, the bloke’s one of the more pernicious of the race baiters but still, the distinction does need to be made. After all, one group is victim of the original wipipo sin, the slave trade, the other isn’t. And if the difference isn’t a difference then what’s all the fuss about there then?

25 thoughts on “Seriously idiot here”

  1. ‘what’s all the fuss about there then’

    The shocking fact that people with black skins don’t rule everyone and everything, especially whites? Of course since the wicked Africans sold them to the white traders, perhaps they should be sinking the boot into the African community.

  2. There’s no ‘African community’. There are various differing country allegiances and that’s it. The idea that there’s an ‘African community’ is as bonkers as the idea that there’s a ‘white community’.

    But it makes a good sound bite.

  3. “ Lammy, Amos and Scotland are all poor examples”
    “ the African community is embarrassed about” Diane Abbott

    Well, that’s two things he’s got right – not bad going.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    Mr Agbetu said the Hackney MP had been “disloyal to her own community and, worst yet, with minimal coercion, willingly betrayed herself” by engaging in frontline politics.

    Well, if he had said that, with minimal coercion, Abbott had willingly betrayed herself by engaging in sex with Jeremy Corbyn I would be entirely on side. But I suppose beggars can’t be choosers and she has to get her thrills from whomever deigns to donate them.

    He added that Labour would not win black votes by “elevating a woman who – to be frank – the African community is embarrassed about”.

    So they should be. But not for the reasons he thinks I suspect.

  5. Enoch Powell's Complete Lack of Surprise

    An activist appointed by Sadiq Khan to review London’s statues has been labelled “racist” […] Toyin Agbetu, who was recently appointed to the Mayor of London’s Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm

    Let them fight.

  6. African or Afro-Caribbean? From what I’ve read there is a push (by such as Agbetu) to encourage people of colour (aka black), wherever they may be resident, to view the wider diaspora as an homogenous unit, one that views Africa (rather than Kingston or Brixton) as their homeland. Ergo if you are black you are an African and your loyalties lie with the collective.

  7. There’s no ‘African community’. There are various differing country allegiances and that’s it. The idea that there’s an ‘African community’ is as bonkers as the idea that there’s a ‘white community’.

    +1
    And there aren’t that many country allegiances – tribal ones are far stronger, while the evil imperialists drew lines on their maps with little regard for them (though boundaries have always shifted as one tribe usurped the territory of its neighbour).

  8. So Much For Subtlety

    In Africa it might be important if you are a Igbo or a Yoruba. In the UK it isn’t. It only matters that you are not White. Because shaking down Whites is profitable.

    This is what happened in South Africa. Despite some effort at a Zulu difference, in the end, it didn’t matter Mandela was Xhola. It only mattered that he was a Communist and wanted to kill Whites.

    We might not have problems with Africans and Caribbean Blacks. We do and will more so have problems with their Black British children. Because our schools, the BBC, the Arts Council and so on teach them to hate us

  9. Bloke in North Dorset

    Diversity in the Public Realm

    Nice bit of doublespeak there. The last thing they want is diversity, conformity to their world view is the goal.

  10. In Africa it might be important if you are a Igbo or a Yoruba.

    In Nigeria, certainly; in Niger, Cameroon, Benin, possibly but in Gambia or Zambia not so much. Refugees, for example from S Sudan in Chad, are not welcome anywhere.

  11. Such remarks a commonplace about black people who reject even slightly the Progressive narrative and their place in it, I recall no such criticism from the media then.

  12. Africans, Afro-Caribbeans or nignoramuses (Lol), can anybody enlighten me as to what benefit the British people have gained from allowing these querulous f**kers to come and live here?

  13. although race, obviously, doesn’t exist it’s merely a social construct

    Off to the camps with you!

    *Gender* is a social construct, duh. *Race* is innate.

    That’s why you can declare your gender to be whatever you want it to be whenever you want it to be but you get attacked if you’re Jessica Krug.

  14. Theophrastus (2066)

    The anti-racist ideology of nignoramuses and leftists, in all its glorious incoherence, amounts to:
    Whites are always oppressors.
    Non-whites are always oppressed.
    Race doesn’t exist, but we value diversity and celebrate difference.
    So let’s destroy diversity and all become the same – but only in white countries.

  15. So what? He uses ‘African’ in the same way that more conventional race-baiters use ‘black’. It is not terribly leftfield. And his declaration that Lammy, Abbott, ‘Scotland’ etc are terrible useless, worthless excuses for human beings is not controversial.

    He added: “Many Africans in positions of status cling to their scraps of celebrity as if they are owed it by virtue of their ethnicity.”

    That doesn’t seem so far off the mark either.

    His problem with Lammy etc seems to be that they take part in the white man’s society, rather than slaughtering him or just demanding money. That seems to be at least honest, although taking part in Sad Dick’s statue-bashing charade suggests he’s no different to those he’s derided.

  16. In a blog post condemning Ms Abbott’s decision to run for the Labour leadership in 2010, Mr Agbetu said the Hackney MP had been “disloyal to her own community and, worst yet, with minimal coercion, willingly betrayed herself” by engaging in frontline politics.

    So in order for black people to stay loyal to self and community, they should exclude themselves from frontline UK politics.

    Give this guy a pay rise and a lecture tour.

  17. “Poor example of Africans”

    I’d just LOVE to hear what an “acceptable” example of Africans is to these people. Is it the stereotypical street kid in fresh Air Jordans at the Def Poetry Jam? Or is it the stereotypical militant woman with an Afro and eyebrow piercings holding a bullhorn?

    That seems to be the only people who find acceptance among the woke. You won’t find a Dr. Ben Carson or a Candace Owens in their ranks, nosiree. God forbid they befriend anyone outside of their sitcom-inspired understanding of the world.

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