An activist in a senior role with a Black Lives Matter-inspired political party has called for a “race offenders” register.
Sasha Johnson (26) calls herself the “Black Panther of Oxford” and was seen regularly at BLM protests wearing camouflage trousers, a black beret and a stab-proof-style vest.
Ms Johnson has since helped to found the BLM-inspired political party called Taking The Initiative Party (TTIP). She now serves on the party’s executive committee as the member in charge of activism.
In addition to her work for TTIP, Johnson also works with a UK organisation called the New Black Panthers Party and has called for the establishment of a “black militia” in the UK.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Johnson stated that one of the party’s proposals was “the race register”, saying it would be “similar to the sex offender registry” and include people accused of “microaggressions”.
Johnson said: “If you were to be racially abusive to someone, [the register] would question whether someone is fit enough to hold a particular job where their bias could influence another person’s life.”
“A lot of racism happens at work and places of education in a micro-aggressive way. If you exhibit an element of bias at work, you should probably receive a warning first [before later being added to the register] so people know in future that you hold these views,” she added.
TTIP’s Manifesto does not provide a full list of offences that would see someone placed on the register, but it does say that anyone charged with or even accused of “any race-related crime” would be added.
Johnson said the registry would ban people from living in ethnic-minority communities. She added: “If you live in a majority-coloured neighborhood, you shouldn’t reside there because you’re a risk to those people.”
However, the idea has received criticism, with some suggesting that Sasha should be the first name on the register after videos were posted online showing her repeatedly calling a black man a racial slur because he disagreed with her.