Calls are being made to create a “race offender register” in which those accused of racism can be punished.
In Britain, the idea is being pushed by Sasha Johnson of the Taking the Initiative Party, which had its roots in the Black Lives Matter movement.
A similar idea has been proposed in the U.S., where a Change.org petition wants anyone convicted of a race-related crime to be punished by remaining on the registry for years.
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Johnson’s proposal for Britain focuses on what are known as “micro-aggressions,” which can be considered as small manifestations of possible discrimination.
“It’s similar to the sex offenders register,” she told the Daily Mail.
“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