Saying you aren’t racist is not enough. Saying you’re simply “not racist” is taking the neutral ground. There is no neutrality in the fight for justice and the fight against racism. White silence is violence. For friends to sit there and say that they don’t need to post things on social media or “send massive opinions on group chats” hurts. It really hurts because silence … Continue reading Why Being Silent is Being Complicit.
At the murder of George Floyd, a fire ignited, and its embers have scattered across the globe. Conversations surrounding racial inequality have emerged in new and unexpected places, causing greater comprehension of a vastly important, yet often ignored topic. I’ve always been passionate about equality thus has never considered that I could be complicit with abusive behaviours and attitudes. However, the colour of my skin … Continue reading Racism, Resistance and Roots; How George Floyd Helped Us Reconsider Our Reality
When millions of people across the globe must put their lives at risk by taking to the streets in protest during a global pandemic, you know something is severely wrong. The recent murder of Mr George Floyd by a US police officer has sparked an eruption of some of the most widespread and powerful protests the world has seen in recent years as the message … Continue reading ‘Real Ones Know!’ – Stormzy, And Other Reasons Why Malorie Blackman Is The Author To Start With When It Comes To Tackling Your White Privilege