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Post Truth and Alternative Facts Are 500 Years Old


Post Truth and Alternative Facts are the latest headlines, but it’s not news to somebody like me. I have lived my life negotiating a deliberately false perception of who I am. For 500 years, black people have endured post truth and alternative facts politics. We still do, and it continues to affect our lives adversely….

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Police Officers Should Serve The Public Not Intimidate Us


An out of control policeman wrecked the car of a young black man who sat in the vehicle and recorded the damage. Too often this type of attitude (if not the behaviour) is displayed toward black men, women and children, for the crime of breathing whilst black. Police officers should serve the public not intimidate us….

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Far More In Common Than Separates Us


Human beings commit atrocities on each other because of sex, race, and religion. Despite this, we have far more in common than separates us. Two schoolgirls, one Muslim and one Jewish (below) are proof of this. Four years ago today, London welcomed the world for the Olympic Games. The central message of the opening games…

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Blackface is Blackface by Any Other Name


Having made the offer to blog on subjects submitted by readers, I did not expect the first topic out of the hat to require such deep reflection.  Thanks! 🙂  Boglarka Balogh, a journalist and human rights lawyer, thought it was a good idea to morph into the image of black women, in a bid to…

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Rachel Dolezal vs Rachel Moore – The Case of Race Identity


An unapologetic and defiant Rachel Dolezal persists in her charade of being black. During her interview on NBC news Dolezal said, “nothing about white describes who I am.”  Reflecting on her childhood, Dolezal recalls that she always drew herself with the brown crayon. However, race is not based on self-identification but on the rules created…

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Rachel Dolezal – Saint or Sinner?


Rachel Dolezal the former leader of the NAACP1chapter in Spokane is an activist and artist. Mother of an adopted black child, she is a professor of black studies and has held seminars on black hair. Recently Rachel was appointed to serve the Police Ombudsman to oversee fairness and equity in law enforcement. Rachel has written…

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Racism, Hate, Nationalism…Reflections of Nazi Germany


We’re all strands on the web of life. And whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. Racism under the guise of immigration has been blamed for all the ills in Britain by the main political parties. From the use of food banks to the cost of the welfare state. The Labour Party…

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Trevor Phillips On Race; A Distorted Perspective


If you, like me were looking forward to learning something really important, really ‘shocking’ and new from Trevor Phillip’s programme, “Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True”, you may be feeling really let down and perhaps found it insulting that “poor and white is the new black”. There was little new, if anything…

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