You are ace!
> SpringTime Wrote:
> > We're now in a situation in which the history
> > culture are being compromised - statues down,
> > and TV materials being removed, will it be book
> > burnings next? None of this will help black
> > people... none of this will help anyone.
> History and culture are not being compromised,
> they are being exposed. The ugly truth. That's
> why we all feel uncomfortable. So we should be.
> This isn't about pulling down statues, book
> burnings, street name changes, that's all symbolic
> BUT respectful. Is anyone here actually proud of a
> statue of a slave trader? Or a street named after
> one? No wonder the BLM are pulling them down,
> they're angry. So would you be if you had spent
> hundreds of years being enslaved, beaten up,
> killed, treated like second class citizens because
> of your skin colour.
> What it is about, is white people learning and
> checking their ingrained prejudices. This country
> was built on slavery and racism. Nothing to be
> proud about.
> We have an opportunity to change the future, can't
> change the past, but we CAN acknowledge it rather
> than hiding behind our white privilege. It's up to
> all of us to make this happen.
> Of course all lives matter, no one says they
> don't, but right now (and for hundreds of years)
> black people are suffering because of the colour
> of their skin.
> What's problematic about 'all lives matter' - lots
> of different explanations
> This is US, but black parents in the UK have these
> Still think we don't have a problem in the UK.....
> Anti racism resources
> What can you do to help?