Adultification – More than a Child can Handle

I’ve been building up to this post for a while. The Child Q case was one of those instances that really shook me. Anti-racist work is hard. There are particular instances that knock you for six. And this was one of those times. But, this work is bigger than me. And this case has openedContinue reading “Adultification – More than a Child can Handle”

Strong Enough?

Hi everyone. Happy New Year and welcome to 2022. Blimey, 2021 was another toughie wasn’t it?! How did everyone get on over the festive period? I hope you’re feeling well and ready for this coming year. Whatever your goals I hope you reach them. In my last post, Self Care Survival, I shared some ofContinue reading “Strong Enough?”

The one and the many

Antiracism is my passion. Getting more people talking about race is my mission. (Along with reading books and drinking tea.) But it’s impossible to work towards racial justice without also striving for equality for all people. The Equality Act of 2010 makes it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on these nine protected characteristics.

Covid Questions

Wow! I haven’t wrottien since 26th August. That’s the longest I’ve gone without talking to you guys since I started Oo! That’s A Bit Racey! just over a year ago. Covid hit me quite hard at the start of September. While I was lucky, I didn’t have horendous symptoms, it did knock me for six,Continue reading “Covid Questions”

Are more people doing it?

Are they? You know? Doing the thing? The thing I’ve been trying to encourage? Talk about race? I realise now that when I set out on this blog of mine, I set an objective that I couldn’t measure. Rookie error! I know I’ve talked a lot. And I’ve talked with lots of people too. I’veContinue reading “Are more people doing it?”

The I and the System

It’s been a big week (again) in the world of anti-racism here in the UK. After the England male football team’s last minute defeat in the Euro final, three Black players received a torrent of racist abuse. In actual fact, these players receive racist abuse every day, but this week it’s been particularly high profile.Continue reading “The I and the System”