Is the eye of a white police officer who’s sees young black boys and men as prey as property for stop & search, having black skin makes is suspicious to police officers.
When store merchants believe every black person are prone to steal purely based on colour of skin and not to colour of shoppers’ bank notes.
“Oh sorry job taken” is the reply to black person when the post is still open and vacant.
Is when a jury decides black and brown defendants are guilty and judge hands down harsher sentences than to white because it’s an undeniable fact you're black.
“He’s a Black Africans American!” knowing the racial profile description of an ‘assailant’ who’s innocent will still trigger a cop to use a Taser and even shoot...Dead.
Side by side with sustained white silence is a crushing combination that maintains systemic racism right here in Britain.
The teacher who sees black students and expectations is of lower grades.
Is store the security guard who follows black shoppers of all ages and genders, aisle to aisle without reason other than shopper is black.
Is the club security guard “you’re not allowed in, your attire doesn’t fit” only to see white faces lined up wearing same apparel yet permitted entrance without question.
Is in the white imaginations built up over time of what black people are expected to be and has little relation to who they really are.
Is Derek Chauvin’s, the police officers of the world who view black men as targets to dominate and disempower and believe ‘Black’ are of no value.
In an instance glare drops to a frown, lowered gaze to the ground when it’s time to consider black person for position, career promotion, pay equity, worthy of a pay rise, position on board, recognise as equals to achieve and succeed. Deny.
WHITE SILENCE. SUPPORT AND PERPETRATES SYSTEMIC RACISM RIGHT HERE IN BRITAIN.
The teacher fixated on seeing black students as problems misguided to where the problem really lay.
Is when white women grabs bags pulls in tighter to chest when a black man happens to walks past and is innocent.
Is when white friend’s parents see you as a bad influence on white children for nothing you’ve did.
Is the Amy Cooper’s of the world, alarmist in an instant tapping in to white power and deliberately shout “I’m in danger”, “I’m being attacked”, when no danger really exists.
With one look l can murder you, extinguish your black body in the glare of your community, in fact the entire world through a camera lens with no feelings of humanity, no concern...While you call out loud at the same time breathless while I extinguishing your life, black voice ends with a whisper "I can't breathe...I can't breathe..."
Is when the prime minister of the country sees black people as flag waving piccaninnies having water melon smiles...And harks back to the Empire in praise.
Talks of taking class A drugs cocaine at university while young black men are disproportionately stopped and searched on no more than a suspicion of using drugs and many criminalised for using cannabis, class B.
THESE ARE THE DAILY AND COMMON EXPERIENCES OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TODAY.
We believe in a world where everyone belongs and we reject racism that stands in the way.
MAKE THAT STAND WITH US
ZERO TOLERANCE TO RACISM
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