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”
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”
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?”
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”
Where are the UK’s Harris and Obama? And do we actually need one?
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?”
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”
When I was a little girl, I would spend several hours writing stories and creating characters inspired by the books I read.
Let me tell you a story about two families. For ease, we’ll call them Family A and Family B. Family A, a mother with two daughters, lives in Ohio, USA. Living in a poor neighbourhood, the mother was keen for her children to attend better schools. To do so, she used her father’s address asContinue reading “Forgiveness is key, but bwooooooy it ain’t easy”
In 2016, Colin Kapernick, an NFL player, decided to kneel whilst the USA’s national anthem was played as the start of an American Football game.