We should not deny that racism exists, because it does (especially in certain sectors of the media). But overall, you have to go a pretty long way to find a redneck racist in most countries. In fact, not only does it not matter to most people whether you are black, white or brown – you probably could be green, and it wouldn’t matter!
Having said that, there are serious problems. Most people stopped by the police in cities are people of colour (often without any reason) and of course, we have different kinds of racism (often perpetuated by the media – against Muslims, Jews and Polish workers).
Did you know that St George (the patron saint of England) was a Roman soldier, who came from Turkey and died in Palestine? Has anyone told Nigel Farage?
One area that has a lot of differing opinions is Halal. Welfare scientists at Compassion in World Farming do want a ban. But it’s well within the ‘rules’ for Muslims to be vegan or vegetarian. Read these plant-based Middle Eastern recipe books.
If it had not been so serious, the government’s behaviour during the pandemic would have been quite funny. It spends years telling us that ‘we don’t need migrants’. Then during COVID when there were no (very skilled migrant workers) to harvest our veg, they asked us to do it. But we don’t have the skills, it’s a job that takes a lot of training. Where did the ministers think their Brussels sprouts came from, if not by hands from the ground of good working people?!
The best solution is simply to say nothing. If everyone does not bring their grievances to the fore, then in a generation nobody would be racist. If something bad happened to you or you have certain views, just keep them to yourself. You know likely they’re wrong.
He would be seething at his death being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate. What Jack would want from this is for all of us to walk through the door he has booted down. Borrow his intelligence, share his drive, feel his passion, burn with his anger, and extinguish hatred with his kindness. Father of Jack Merritt, who died alongside colleague Saskia Jones on London Bridge
Say No to Racism is a little book for anyone who wants to take an active role in stamping out racism, but does not know how to channel their energy. Looking to make the first steps from being ‘not racist’ to ‘anti-racist?’ Then this book is for you.
With a raft of practical tips, this pocket guide shows how to help you recognise racism in all its forms, address unconscious bias, and be a true ally to embrace anti-racism. Rasha Barrage was born in Iraq and grew up in Merseyside. After studying law at Oxford University, she completed a master’s at University of Toronto, and worked for the UN Development Programme, before training and working as a lawyer for 8 years. She lives in London.
We may think that racism does not exist in the modern western world as much, but it oh so does. England’s recent hero to the masses was top footballer Marcus Rashford, who shamed the British government into providing free food for children (you can legally ask for vegan meals), when they refused during the COVID pandemic. Yet simply due to missing a goal to win the European Football Cup, he and two fellow black players suddenly faced awful online abuse. We have a long way to go. The good news is that the defaced mural in Manchester was quickly ‘filled in’ with loving messages of support from people of all races, all aghast at what had just happened.
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