‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor

Listen up, I’ve got something to tell you. Come closer, as I’ll say this only once. White privilege is not the reason why White people are poor. Got that at the back? Since last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, it seems some aspects of society are doing their very best to gaslight the Black communityContinue reading “‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor”

To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question

It’s official, being ‘woke’ is dead. I had a good indication that the phrase, which is defined as having an alertness to social and racial injustices, was losing its ‘cool’ and effectiveness a few years ago when a (White) senior colleague was asking people in the office if they were “woke”? Be mindful that thisContinue reading “To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question”

Guilty, now what?

Tuesday 20 April 2021 will go down in history as a US police officer was convicted of murder for killing a Black man. The individual found guilty is Derek Chauvin and his victim was George Floyd. I have struggled to find the right words to write this blog and openly express my thoughts on theContinue reading “Guilty, now what?”

Britain’s immaturity when it comes to racism

It’s official. Great Britain (GB) is a child when it comes to effectively addressing racism. I don’t make this observation lightly and when I say that my feelings fluctuate between frustration and apathy, I don’t do so casually.  Last week, the government released its report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Before I divulge,Continue reading “Britain’s immaturity when it comes to racism”

Why this ‘spat’ is bigger than the Royal family

“How do you solve a problem like Meghan? How do you catch her and pin her down?” I’m pretty confident that the nuns in The Sound of Music were not the only ones who have struggled recently to figure out how to contain a woman who wished to live her life on her own terms.Continue reading “Why this ‘spat’ is bigger than the Royal family”

No more putting YOU before ME

Once upon a time, a young lady called Desirée worked for successful company. After spending months organising an event that allowed the company to entertain old and new clients, that opened doors of opportunities and sustained current ones, the young lady was pleased with her efforts. Her skills were finally appreciated. On that night, DesiréeContinue reading “No more putting YOU before ME”

Placards are not always needed

My apologies for my absence, February was an exciting month as I finally finished my manuscript!! Enjoy the read and thanks for your support. Let me start this blog by saying that I’m not a ‘Miss Know-It-All’ when it comes to achieving social and racial equality. I am also learning how to swim in anContinue reading “Placards are not always needed”

White privilege…still don’t believe it doesn’t exist?

In wake of yesterday’s events in Washington D.C., I’ve been inspired to write about why I think skin colour determined the Capital police and National Guard’s responses. Enjoy and feel free to comment. Wednesday 6 January 2021, will go down in history for many reasons.  For some, it will be known as the day thatContinue reading “White privilege…still don’t believe it doesn’t exist?”

Being uncomfortable needs to be the new normal

It’s finally here, 2021! So let me start by saying Happy New Year. I think it’s safe to say that most of us are happy to say good riddance to 2020 and we will welcome 2021 with open arms. For obvious reasons, this New Year feels extra special, as we all yearn for our livesContinue reading “Being uncomfortable needs to be the new normal”