Posted on October 28, 2023

Elon Musk Brands Scotland’s Leader Humza Yousaf a ‘Blatant Racist’

Andrew McDonald, Politico, October 27, 2023

Scotland’s Humza Yousaf laughed off claims from X and Tesla tycoon Elon Musk on Friday that he is a “blatant racist.”


“What a blatant racist!” Musk posted on X, the social media platform he owns. He was replying to an account named “End Wokeness,” which had tweeted out a clip of the old Yousaf speech.

In the speech — which Yousaf, then justice secretary, made in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder — he said Scotland has “a problem of structural racism.” He said that in 99 percent of the meetings he attends, he is the only non-white person in the room.

He then named several senior positions in the Scottish government and civil society, which he said were all filled by white people. {snip}