In a video that was given to the Telegraph, The chief librarian of the British Library has said: “racism is a creation of white people”. This comes at the same time our chief of British Libraries is pushing an agenda for “decolonisation” of the British Library in line with demands from Black Lives Matter.
Liz Jolly, who’s the chief librarian, has adopted the so-called “Anti-Racism Project” in an aim to achieve “Major Cultural change” within the British Library.
The video that was obtained by the Telegraph captures Jolly saying: “I think, as I have said before, that we need to make sure some white colleagues are involved because racism is a creation of white people.”
A group based in the library that goes by the name of “Decolonising Working Group” have been actively seeking support from other members of staff to help the aims of Black Lives Matter and encouraged them to read Marxist literature.
An internal report demands the British Library statues and busts including the British botanist and co-founder of the Library, Sir Joseph Banks, to be removed. They also want a review of the statue of King George III in the hope that is also removed.
The group said: “This glorification is hard to miss in the structure of the building itself, designed as it is in the form of a battleship, by far the greatest symbol of British imperialism,” the report claimed.
The Decolonising Working Group also called for every empty hall in the library to be devoted to the cause of so-called “anti-racism”.
London Assembly member Peter Whittle responded to the report by saying: “This is utterly chilling and [its] importance cannot be overstated. The British Library is the very spine of British Culture. It is being systematically attacked from within by the people who lead it. They hate our history and call Western civilisation ‘outdated’.”
“They should resign,” Whittle said.
Iranian Australian columnist Rita Panahi added: “How can the British Library chief be so pig-ignorant? ‘Racism is a creation of white people’?! Say that in Asia or the Middle East and they’ll laugh at you.”
Conservative Pary MP Ben Bradley said that “there is something fundamentally wrong with the leadership of the British Library.”
“If the Chief Librarian is so unhappy with British history perhaps they should not be in that job,” he said.
“The very suggestion that racism only applies in one direction, by white people towards BAME people, is categorically false, inflammatory and divisive,” Bradley concluded.
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