NANA AKUA: As ever with the woke left, diversity is a one-way street
Sadiq Khan is truly the ‘Selfie Mayor’, keener on having his photograph taken than on improving life for Londoners.
Obsessed with his own image and addicted to spin, he has turned his publicity office into the most important arm of his administration.
That reality shines through in this ridiculous set of ‘Brand Guidelines’ from his PR machine, full of pompous demands as to how he should be portrayed in the media.
But the most powerful theme of the 72-page tome is the obsession with multicultural diversity.
‘We should show a true diverse London that Londoners can relate to,’ proclaims the document.
The most powerful theme of Sadiq Khan’s ‘Brand Guidelines’ from his PR machine, a 72-page tome, is the obsession with multicultural diversity
As so often in modern Britain, this diversity is a one-way street, for inclusion has become code for institutionalised bias against white people. Pictured: The photograph that appeared in the brand guide with the caption, ‘does not represent real Londoners’
But, as so often in modern Britain, this diversity is a one-way street, for inclusion has become code for institutionalised bias against white people.
That explains the extraordinary, sickeningly divisive statement that accompanies a photo of a white family, composed of a couple and their two children.
The image ‘does not represent real Londoners’, says the guidance. What prejudice, arrogance and error lie behind those words. Imagine if Khan’s office had called for a picture of a black family to be rejected because it ‘did not represent real Londoners’? There would rightly be an outcry.
As it is, the Mayor’s office is indulging in a form of racism. But this reflects the culture generated by poisonous identity politics, where ethnic minorities are painted as perpetual victims and white people, no matter how disadvantaged they are in their own lives, are held to be the oppressors.
We have reached a new low in our civic life when white Londoners are described as not ‘representative’ of their own city.
We have reached a new low in our civic life when white Londoners are described as not ‘representative’ of their own city (Pictured: Nana Akua)
Demographically it is absurd, given that, according to the 2021 census, almost half of London’s residents are white.
Some places in the capital, like Twickenham or Bromley, are overwhelmingly white, and there is nothing wrong with that.
I experienced the diversity of the city myself when I lived in a host of different places, from Islington to Brixton, Chelsea to Plumstead.
I changed my address so often that my parents called me ‘Un-Fixed Abode’, but the nomadic experience taught me about the rich variety of the city’s different populations.
The irony is that Khan is the one who does not represent ‘real Londoners’. Real Londoners are crying out for action on knife crime and housing, yet Khan is more obsessed with dogmatic policies like the creation of Ultra Low Emission Zones.
What Londoners need is a mayor up to the job, not one who uses racially divisive ‘branding’ to deflect from real issues.
What Londoners need is a mayor up to the job, not one who uses racially divisive ‘branding’ to deflect from real issues
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