Here's How A British News Source Is Turning An Innocent Student Petition Into Race War Bait
Here’s a backstage pass to the creation of “fake news.”
Something v concerning about way Telegraph put only this young woman's pic & not more complex story on front page. As if to incite trolling pic.twitter.com/iVdSykYod2— Samira Ahmed (@SamiraAhmedUK) October 25, 2017
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An innocent reminder of how it all started, here's the original open letter to the Faculty: https://t.co/AImS7uOOvt— Rianna Croxford (@The_Crox) October 25, 2017
solidarity with #LolaOlufemi and shame on those who would demonise a black woman for supporting curricular inclusivity/expansion— Kat-kaesque 🐜 (@katmsinclair) October 25, 2017
Solidarity with #LolaOlufemi. The right to critique, shape and expand the canon of texts in university is a fundamental academic freedom.— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) October 25, 2017
Olufemi even chimes in, retweeting a post from the university itself demonstrating its support of the petition and condemning the news articles attempting to make it a race issue.
This provides some context to the discussion about decolonising & points out a lot of the *factual inaccuracies* in the Telegraph piece. https://t.co/NPG2zCdOM8— Lola Olufemi (@CUSUWO) October 25, 2017
Although no change to the literature options for the university has occurred yet, Olufemi and her peers are continuing their mission with little regard for the failed media attention to defame their right and cause. We stand in support of equal opportunity within education and fair curriculum.