Londres(W.K), Racisme intra-blanc: Emily Dawes (Blanche de peau NDLR) veut effacer une fresque parce qu’il n’y a que des blancs (Haine de soi)

 


La présidente des étudiants de l’Université de Southampton (G-B) a exigé la destruction d’une fresque murale commémorant les étudiants qui sont morts au combat pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, car les hommes représentés sont tous « blancs ».

Emily Dawes, la présidente de l’Union des étudiants de l’Université de Southampton, a juré de vandaliser le mémorial à moins qu’il ne soit démoli.

La fresque, exposée au cœur du campus de l’université, représente des soldats tombés au champ d’honneur – qui étaient étudiants avant de partir combattre pendant la Grande Guerre – en train d’obtenir les diplômes qu’ils auraient du recevoir.

« Croyez-moi, nous enlèverons la fresque murale d’hommes blancs même si je dois la repeindre moi-même », a déclaré Mme Dawes sur son compte Twitter.

Plus tard, elle a ajouté : « En tant que Blancs, nous sommes tellement ignorants et fermés d’esprit sans même nous en rendre compte. Écoutez vos amis/collègues/étudiants noirs et demandez leur comment vous pouvez être l’allié qu’ils souhaitent !!!!!!! »

Face au déluge de réactions hostiles, elle a a publié un message d’excuse.

Le syndicat étudiant s’est excusé pour ses commentaires, mais n’a pas supprimé le message original de Twitter. Le site Web de l’université indique que la murale Rothenstein, qui se trouve dans la salle du Sénat du campus Highfield, a été peinte en 1916 « en souvenir des membres des universités britanniques ayant servi pendant la Grande Guerre ». (Source)

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Emily Dawes (above) of Vienna, Virginia, earns $25,000 (£20,000) a year as Students' Union president of the University of Southampton in England. She is pictured partying at a union event

 

Emily Dawes (above) of Vienna, Virginia, earns $25,000 (£20,000) a year as Students’ Union president of the University of Southampton in England. She is pictured partying at a union event

Emily Dawes (above) has enjoyed what many would describe a life of privilege. Her father Danny, a global director for US-based computer security company Symantec, took the family around the world - with Dawes being educated in the US and privately in London
 
 

Emily Dawes (above) has enjoyed what many would describe a life of privilege. Her father Danny, a global director for US-based computer security company Symantec, took the family around the world – with Dawes being educated in the US and privately in London

Her comments refer to this mural, which depicts an unknown soldier from the First World War being awarded a degree. Local history enthusiasts have asked that it not be damaged

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Her comments refer to this mural, which depicts an unknown soldier from the First World War being awarded a degree. Local history enthusiasts have asked that it not be damaged

Dawes took a year out of her studies to be Students’ Union president, where salaries for sabbatical officers start at $25,000 (£20,000), a university spokesman told MailOnline.  

In her campaign for the role, she boasted about her ‘extra as heck’ manifesto and petitioned for unisex toilets, sexual consent training and ‘social media accessible to multiple cultures’.

Dawes, who describes herself as ‘openly bisexual’ was previously president of the university’s Feminist Society and says her favorite thing about Southampton is the ‘pretty dope’ vegan food.

Nose-ringed Dawes has seen herself as an activist since graduating in 2015 from Vienna’s James Madison High School.

She took part in the rally SlutWalk 2015 in Washington, DC, aimed to prevent violence against women, an hour’s drive from her family’s six- bedroom home.

Emily Dawes, pictured dancing, the controversial Twitter post was not the only tweet she aimed at the memorial

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Emily Dawes, pictured dancing, the controversial Twitter post was not the only tweet she aimed at the memorial

The $1.2 million Dawes family home, boasting six bedrooms and a pool, in upscale Vienna, Virginia

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The $1.2 million Dawes family home, boasting six bedrooms and a pool, in upscale Vienna, Virginia

Photos she posted to facebook show her holding a placard aloft stating ‘Women Don’t Owe You S**T.

Before going to university, Dawes worked at Mod Pizza in a shopping mall and as a waitress in Greenhouse Bistro close to her Virginia home.

Her father Danny and his Australian-born wife Sam have lived with their family in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, Perth, Australia and London.

As a young child, Dawes enjoyed a privileged education at the $6,500 (£6,000) a term Northwood College for Girls in north London.

Pictures on her Facebook account show her campaigning in London to ‘stop bombing Syria,’ and camping on the street overnight to raise money for the homeless.

Pictures on Miss Dawes' Facebook account show her campaigning outside Westminster to 'stop bombing Syria'

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Pictures on Miss Dawes’ Facebook account show her campaigning outside Westminster to ‘stop bombing Syria’

Pictures on her Facebook account show her camping on the street overnight to raise money for the homeless

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Pictures on her Facebook account show her camping on the street overnight to raise money for the homeless

The physics student, pictured smiling at the Students Union, who was previously president of the university's Feminist Society, says her favourite thing about Southampton is the 'pretty dope' vegan food

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The physics student, pictured smiling at the Students Union, who was previously president of the university’s Feminist Society, says her favourite thing about Southampton is the ‘pretty dope’ vegan food

Dawes has previously written a blog about her battle with anxiety and depression, it said: ‘So as some of you will know, I live my life alongside some fun diagnoses: generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and clinical depression.

‘They’re not always as dramatic as my brain perceives them to be, but they do infiltrate my day to day existence and can sometimes make it difficult to do the bare minimum. 

‘I struggle to maintain healthy relationships with friends, partners, colleagues, food, sleep, alcohol, drugs, personal hygiene, control, emotions, self worth and self care.

‘Some days I am ready to save the world and push past any obstacle in my way.’

Today Dawes provoked outrage when she referred to the university’s Rotherstein Mural as a ‘mural of white men’ and called for it to be taken down.

She tweeted: ‘Mark my words – we’re taking down the mural of white men in the uni Senate room, even if I have to paint over it myself.’

Both she and the students’ union have since apologised for her comments after she was accused of abusing the free speech the soldiers fought and died to protect.

The University of Southampton Students' Union President Emily Dawes has provoked anger with this tweet threatening to paint over a First World War memorial

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The University of Southampton Students’ Union President Emily Dawes has provoked anger with this tweet threatening to paint over a First World War memorial

She also posted this tweet, suggesting she understood the significance of the mural

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She also posted this tweet, suggesting she understood the significance of the mural

The Rothenstein Mural was painted in 1916 ‘as a memorial to members of the British universities serving in the Great War’.

‘It depicts an academic procession and the conferring of a degree on an unknown soldier,’ according to the university.

What is the Rothenstein Mural in Southampton?

The Rothenstein Mural was painted in 1916 by Sir William Rothenstein, former principal of the Royal College of Art.

It shows a procession of academics and the conferring of a degree on an ‘unknown soldier’ undergraduate by the then Chancellor of Cambridge University.

It was presented to the Southampton in 1959 by the artist’s son and features many noted academics from the time, including Vice-Chancellors and Chancellors, and the then-Poet Laureate Robert Bridges.

The mural was installed in the Senate Room in in 2014 as part of a commemoration of the centenary of the start of the war.

 

Lucy Carter, the granddaughter of mural artist Sir William Rothenstein, said of Dawes’s comments: ‘I think it’s very sad, people trying to change history.  

‘It’s sad that people should be overtaken by these concerns. Painting over it would be unnecessary.’

Another granddaughter, Anne Rothenstein, 68, slammed the ‘idiotic’ comments.

She said: ‘The sentiment behind the painting is wonderful. It’s awful to see women like this spouting off on Twitter about something as idiotic as that.

‘This means that real issues then don’t get discussed. It’s quite extraordinary that a woman who I assume to be intelligent doesn’t realise that.’ 

Southampton MP Royston Smith, who served in the RAF for ten years, said the SU president’s tweet was ‘disappointing’ considering the soldiers were defending the free speech which she was exercising.

He said: ‘With freedom comes responsibility, and considering the President of the SU holds a position of authority she has clearly overstepped the mark.

‘I hope she will reflect on what she has said and realise it has been conducted in poor taste. Those who know the history of our island are fully aware and appreciate the involvement of black and Asian soldiers against tyranny.’ 

The university’s Conservative Association called for Dawes to face disciplinary action and said the mural should be protected from potential vandalism. 

After she was criticized today, Dawes released a statement saying: ‘Firstly, and most importantly, I would like to apologize for the offense and upset I have caused with what I have said. 

Ms Dawes has yet to remove the post, despite the students' union issuing an apology

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Emily Dawes, pictured right, provoked outrage hen she referred to the university's Rotherstein Mural as a 'mural of white men'

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Emily Dawes, pictured left posing for her photograph as University of Southampton Students Union, and far right on holiday, provoked outrage when she referred to the university’s Rotherstein Mural as a ‘mural of white men’