Black Lives Matter.

I've been needing to write something on this topic, or something on race more widely for a while. I guess I've never known how to or why it's necessary for me to express my opinion on race. My voice doesn't matter, it shouldn't be as loud as other peoples on this subject.


With what we've all seen over the last week, I can't not speak up.


'We are not the same as America.' - I'm not sure how proudly I can say that. Maybe we're not as 'bad', because let's be honest the fact that anyone is dying because of the colour of their skin is disgraceful. Maybe we're just not as loud.


Viewing yourself as not part of the problem has got to stop. Whether you think the UK is, or isn't 'as bad as America'. I'm confused as to when this became a competition. There is a problem, a real problem. People are dying GLOBALLY, in every social area and context because of their race, heritage or the colour of their skin.

hite human, I have to do something. Black people cannot fix a problem they're not causing.


Whatever your background, skin colour, gender or anything. Please take some time to read, listen and support the black community.


Resources:


BLM

Letters for Black Lives

Anti-racism

Black History and Activism

Protest Info

Republicans against Trump

Black Feminism

John Boyega

Meghan Markle

Dave

James Corden

Kennedy Cook

BLM - how to help

Google Docs - how to help

How to support black-owned businesses


Im sure there are many many more than this short list. Please, educate yourself.





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