Self-styled 'Black Panther of Oxford' calls for racists to be put on sex offenders-style 'race offence register'

A LEADER of a new political party inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement has called for people accused of racism to be put on a sex offenders-style "race offenders register".

Sasha Johnson, the self-styled "Black Panther of Oxford", said anyone added to the proposed list would be stopped from doing certain jobs or living in certain areas.

Johnson, 26, a youth worker and cafe owner, gained attention over summer as a prominent figure at a number of BLM protests, and has since helped to found the Taking the Initiative Party (TTIP).

She now serves on the party's executive committee as the member in charge of activism.

Speaking to MailOnline about the party's proposals, Johnson said the race offences list would be intended to protect minority groups from racist abuse and other discriminatory behaviour.

"It's similar to the sex offenders register," she said.

"If you were to be racially abusive to someone, [the register] would question whether someone is fit enough to hold a particular job where their bias could influence another person's life."

TTIP's manifesto does not provide a full list of offences that would see someone placed on the register, but it does say anyone charged with or even accused of "any race-related crime" would be added.

Johnson said that committing a microagreesion, defined as an "instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination" against member of a minority group, would be enough to see someone added.

"A lot of racism happens at work and places of education in a micro-aggressive way," she said.

She said that being placed on the list would stop people from being able to work in "certain fields" or even live in certain areas.

"If you live in a majority-coloured neighbourhood you shouldn't reside there because you're a risk to those people," she said.

"Just like if a sex offender lived next to a school he would be a risk to those children."

She went on to call for reparations to be made to black people in Britain via tax breaks, and also voiced support for the defunding of police departments, although TTIP has ruled out the latter.

Johnson said the proposal for a race offences register had been presented to TTIP at a party conference attended by activists from Black Lives Matter.

Black Lives Matter has sought to distance itself from groups like TTIP, and has also said it was not behind attempts in October to register a political party using the BLM name.

Over summer, Johnson was pictured speaking at a number of rallies while wearing camo trousers, sunglasses, a black beret, and a stab vest.

The uniform led to comparisons with the Black Panthers, a controversial civil rights group active in the US during the 1960s and 70s.

Johnson drew criticism in July after footage posted to social media showed her debating with a black man and repeatedly calling him a "c**n".

She is also reportedly a UK representative for an American group known as the New Black Panthers Party, founded in 1989 and not associated with the original Black Panthers.

The group has been described by the Souther Poverty Law Center as a "virulently racist and antisemitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers".

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