However, the likes of Katie Hopkins — a white British commentator whose entire career is built on rampant Islamophobia, anti-Blackness and anti-Semitism — continue to be offered a platform. This is when we need to start asking questions.
Hate speech must always be condemned. Yet, selective outrage seems to hold Black people to a different standard than their white counterparts. White people have the privilege to build careers off of racism. We must look no further than our Prime Minister. Can we truly claim to be fighting against hate speech if we pick and choose who to condemn? What’s the difference between Wiley and Katie Hopkins? Oh, right. Let’s start there.