Sir Keir Starmer vowed to lead from the top against racial injustice and begin by undergoing a three-hour unconscious bias training course after calling the Black Lives Matter protests a ‘moment’ during a interview with LBC Radio.
The Labour leader was challenged on Monday by Sharon, a black party member who called into the radio show to accuse him of “unconscious dismissive language and attitudes” that “feed into structural racism and unchallenged pervading elements of society”.
Sir Keir Starmer has since ordered all Labour MPs and peers to sign up to a compulsory unconscious bias course, however a new row has started over Labour’s handling of racism allegations, as Sir Keir Starmer has been accused of “making a mockery” of racial injustice after introducing a compulsory course consisted of an e-learning online 20-minute video.
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