I’m trying to think of any other job where you wouldn’t get fired for saying such a thing.

The Independent reports.

Bahar Mustafa: Goldsmiths Students’ Union diversity officer to keep her job after vote of no confidence petition fails

A student diversity officer caught in the centre of a racism row is to keep her job after a petition calling her for to be removed from her position failed.

Bahar Mustafa has faced a backlash in recent weeks after posting a message on Facebook asking white people not to attend an event for black and ethnic minority students in April.

Ms Mustafa, the welfare and diversity officer at Goldsmiths University, defended her position in a video, saying she cannot be racist or sexist to white men as she is a BME woman, but faced losing her job after students started signing the petition calling for her to be removed from her position.

Goldsmiths Students’ Union has now said the petition has failed after only 1.9 per cent of its 8,000 members signed it. The students’ union has added however that concerns raised will be addressed.

A spokesman for the students’ union said: “Following actions taken during the occupation of a university building last month, 165 students signed a petition calling for a Vote of No Confidence in Welfare and Diversity Officer Bahar Mustafa.