A welfare and diversity officer has hit out at accusations of racism, stating it is not possible for ethnic minority women to be racist or sexist.

Officer for Goldsmith's student union in New Cross, Bahar Mustafa, was previously criticised for asking white males not to attend an event on diversifying curriculum on April 22.

At a meeting of the Student Assembly on May 5, Ms Mustafa addressed criticism on the event and claims that she is racist. Her claims were captured on video by East London Lines.

She said: "I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men because racism and sexism describes 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.

"Reverse racism and reverse sexism are not real."

Since the diversifying curriculum event received national coverage, Ms Mustafa alleged she had been a victim of a witch-hunt and a character assassination from the "right-wing media".

She said: "This isn't about me and despite desperate attempts to humiliate and denigrate a 27 year-old woman of colour from a working class family, this isn't about my struggle.

"If we consider recent scandals regarding BME people in positions of power in the UK, it cannot be just coincidence that this story has gained huge coverage.

"These attacks on people of colour are politically and ideologically driven on racial lines.

"The thought of people of colour holding positions of power threatens white supremacy."