Is Keir Starmer racist?
The Labour leader has promised to sign up for ‘unconscious bias training’.
Labour leader Keir Starmer has said he will undergo ‘unconscious-bias training’, following a backlash to his reverse-ferret over Black Lives Matter.
'Will you undergo unconscious bias training' after referring to #BlackLivesMatter as a "moment"?
— LBC (@LBC) July 6, 2020
Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC, Starmer said that a two-to-three-hour course on unconscious bias would be made available across the Labour Party, and that he would ‘lead from the front’ in taking it.
If the Labour leader believes he is in need of unconscious-bias training, does that not imply that he thinks he could be racist? Starmer also thinks that ‘everyone’ should take courses like this. Perhaps he believes we are all racist.
In reality, there is no clear evidence that training around implicit bias has any success in combating racism. It’s a bizarre policy for a supposedly ‘forensic’ politician to champion.
Now pointless political re-education is on the cards for everyone in Labour.
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