Black Student Senator at UC-Berkeley Faces Recall for Apparently Refusing to Represent White Constituents
“if you are white and i [sic] make you anxious, good”
Her official bio and social media posts suggest that she is a far left activist.
The College Fix reports:
Black UC Berkeley student senator who refuses to represent white constituents faces recall effort
Members of the University of California Berkeley community are calling for the resignation of a student senator after a number of posts demeaning white people surfaced on the student politician’s Twitter page.
Gabbie Sharp, who is listed as an independent on her official Associated Students of the University of California bio, is a black student senator responsible for a number of tweets accused of belittling whites and Latinos.
Her social media posts have drawn the ire of her constituents.
In her official bio, Sharp explains that she exclusively advocates for the communities that placed her in power at the school, namely “the Black community, Queer and Trans community, as well as the Berkeley Student Cooperative.”
It is this exclusive treatment that proponents of the recall say is unfair to the greater Berkeley community.
“As an elective official, you shouldn’t decide who you serve. Gabbi was elected to serve the student body—not to serve particular races or groups in the student body. If a white elective official came out and said ‘I only represent and serve white people’ then I’d be pissed. That’s not how the world works. Elective officials serve the community,” one user wrote in the comment section on a post about Sharp in Berkeley’s subreddit.
While her Twitter profile is now private, a number of her tweets are archived in a Google Drive folder along with plans to organize a recall, prompting students to now discuss advocating for the senator’s resignation.
Sharp’s posts — such as “why did this whitino call herself lightskin?,” “if you are white and i make you anxious, good,” and “I couldn’t be an African American Studies professor because I’d be kicking the non Black motherfuckers out for their dumbass thoughts” — are on display in the drive as evidence against Sharp as students contemplate taking steps to attempt to remove the senator.
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