The claim was made by Calvin Robinson, a school governor and campaign champion for the Defund The BBC movement. Mr Robinson is also a supporter of Don’t Divide Us, a group formed to oppose “culture warriors – who refuse to see us as individuals beyond our skin colour”.
Speaking to Express.co.uk he said: “The whole point of Don’t Divide Us is it’s offering a positive alternative.
“There’s so much negativity out there at the moment we’re saying let’s stop splitting people up based on the colour of their skin and let’s bring everyone back together.
“It’s all about positivity and unity over division.
“There’s so much division within society these days I think things like Don’t Divide Us are needed.
“The far-left have adopted the policies of the far-right”
“We get so many emails and letters and calls from people who say this is happening at my school or this is happening at my place of work, what can I do about it.
“Just being able to offer people support, just being able to say you’re not alone, makes such a difference to people.”
This summer saw huge Black Lives Matter protests across the world following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In the UK there were demands for statues of figures activists deemed racist, such as of former Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and William Gladstone, to be taken down.
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Black Lives Matter protesters in London earlier this year
Mr Robinson, a former assistant principle, focused on the destructive impact he believes ‘woke’ identity politics has on ethnic minority children.
He commented: “So if we stand at the front of the classrooms and tell those kids your life is going to be hard because of the colour of your skin, you’re going to have hurdles that you have to overcome, the systemic institutional racist society you live in is holding you back and holding you down. If you say that often enough they will start to believe it.
“Whereas I’m on the mentality we should actually say we live in the best country in the world and it’s the best time to be alive.
“You have pretty much equal opportunities in this country, it’s a free country, if you keep your head down, if you work hard enough, you can make a success of your life and that’s up to you.
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The statue of Churchill in Parliament Square was vandalised earlier this year
There were some violent clashes at protests over the summer
“That’s where critical race theory and identity politics comes into play.
“It’s a power struggle, it’s all about holding people back and keeping them under control so you have their votes and stay in power.”
Mr Robinson argued the extreme left have copied the kind of racialised politics more usually associated with the far-right.
He said: “The far-left have adopted the policies of the far-right.
“They’ve flipped the arguments around and are using it in their favour now.
“Because Marxism didn’t work did it.
“So what they’ve done is they’ve left all that behind and the far-left is now saying we’re here to protect the underdogs of this racist society, we’re here to protect the BMEs, so if you’re a BME you have to vote for us and of course we know that’s not the case.”
During the interview Mr Robinson revealed he has suffered shocking abuse for standing up against woke identity politics as a black man.
He stated: “I’ve found the so-called tolerant left are not very tolerant at all.
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“The messages about giving black people a voice and listening more to black people and taking their feedback on board, listening to their ‘lived experiences’ as they call it, but whenever I open my mouth I seem to get shut down, abused, quite often racially.
“I don’t understand the argument of saying ‘we need to hear from more black people’ and then oh well not you because you’re the wrong kind of black person.
“You can’t argue for equality and then not expect to have a diverse range of opinions. You can’t expect all people who look alike to think alike and act alike. That is racist.”