Bahar Mustafa, a 28-year-old student diversity officer at Goldsmiths, has been charged by police with sending a threatening communication and is set to appear at Bromley magistrates court on 5 November.
Mustafa gained notoriety for using the hashtag #killallwhitemen on her Twitter account and was accused of racism for asking white men not to attend a students’ union meeting intended for ethnic minority women and “non-binary” attendees. She is an employee of the independent students’ union, elected by union members - not Goldsmiths itself.
Bahar Mustafa, the Goldsmiths’ Student Union Welfare and Diversity Officer, has been charged with sending a threatening and offensive communication.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “A woman interviewed under caution regarding a complaint of racially motivated malicious communication made on a social media network has been summonsed to court.”
One of the charges is for sending a communication conveying a threatening message between November 10 2014 and May 31 2015. The second charge is for sending an offensive message via public communication between the same previous time period.
Mustafa has previously offered the following defence in response to her critics:
"I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men, because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender.
"Therefore, women of colour and minority genders cannot be racist or sexist, since we do not stand to benefit from such a system.”