An Oxfam worker said she felt ‘under attack for being white, English and voting Leave’ as staff vented their anger at being asked to fill in a racial justice survey.
Staff members in the UK were asked if they would describe themselves as non-racist, anti-racist or none/neither in the questionnaire, written by a four-person strong working group and sent to 1,800 employees.
Along with the questions – which also ask participants to state their ethnicity – the survey states that ‘all echelons of power, to some degree, exist to serve whiteness (whether by legacy, the presence of neo-colonialism or cultural imperialism)’.
It also states racism is ‘a power construct created by white nations for the benefit of white people’.
Some 88 per cent of Oxfam staff in Britain are white.