New NUS president: I will always be racially profiled

Zamzam Ibrahim, the new president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has called for the government’s Prevent anti-radicalisation strategy to be scrapped and has urged universities to do more to tackle the black attainment gap and racism on campus. The Guardian reports.

Ibrahim, who was previously president of the students’ union at the University of Bradford, said “There were one too many cases where they were referred because they were a member of a society. It’s usually the Palestine society, or the Islamic society, and I think that’s a clear route of allowing discrimination in our education system.”

Meanwhile, the Islamophobia directed at young women like Ibrahim continues. On Wednesday, she tweeted: “It doesn’t matter how frequent it happens, what the context is, where it happens or who the perpetrators are, I will always be racially profiled and discriminated against. Who you are, what you’ve achieved and what you do will never matter.”

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