Labour defends banning white men from conference, backfires massively

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Labour is banning ‘straight white males’ from attending their ‘Young Labour’ conference in March.

The event titled ‘Young Labour Equalities Conference’ is only open to people under the age of 27 who are or ‘self-define’ to be ‘women, LGBT+, BAME (Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic) or disabled’.

A Labour spokesman said there was “nothing new about spaces for people with protected characteristics meeting to discuss the inequalities and obstacles they face”.

“The purpose of this conference is to ensure that members from disadvantaged groups are able to elect representatives to Young Labour’s National Committee. All other positions on the committee are elected online, via a ‘one member one vote’ system.”

However, the statement/justification by the Labour spokesman didn’t seem to work.

Twitter users reacted with outrage at the racist ban.

What do you think about the ban?