A couple of things confirmed to me this time we may see some changes. The question is will there be enough change?
White middle class people protesting in white middle class spaces
I was surprised last Wednesday afternoon, riding through Cholton in Manchester the amount of white people actively protesting on the side of road sides with #blacklivesmatter signs. It was deeply humbling to see people even giving the black power salute and taking a knee.
Its never been a black only problem, and I have a lot of time for protests in places which don’t make the press.
The true horror of the Atlantic slave trade
There has been so many calls to educate people about the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade and people of colour’s history.
Its being taken more seriously and the white fragility which held it back is being pushed a side for the better of society and the future.
The deconstruction of systematic racism block by block
Trevor looks at how depictions of police in film and TV can skew public perception of cops and glorify officers who break laws and use violence unnecessarily on the job
Its incredible the long history of the rouge police people who get the job done with violence, pressure and intimidation. We have gotten so numb to it that we just can’t/don’t connect whats happening in cases like the central park 5 and the excessive force in the cop dramas.
The deconstruction of these cultural programming is so important in the take down of systematic racism.
A understanding its not just about the police
Systematic racism will happily throw the police under the tracks, when a good number are actively anti-racist.
The amount of positive searches
Google hasn’t released the exact figures and of course this is well produced in their favor, but its telling and interesting to see if it grows beyond summer?