I wanted to say something about what was going in on America, I didn’t want to ignore it, but everything I wrote sounded very hollow.
I am neither Black or American, so didn’t feel I could comment on it. I watched in shock, like many others, as Trump gave his speech and if I was religious I would have prayed.
However I can comment on the UK and if you think this is just happening in the States, you are very wrong.
One very small but significiant thing has come up recently that those in the BAME community are 54% more likely to be fined for breaking the lockdown rules than a white person.
If that is happening with lockdown rules and fines, imagine what is happening in every other aspect of the legal system.
I don’t think there is anything I can say that many people have put so much better than myself. I will continue to do as I am doing, I will stand with the black community. I will keep calling racism out when I see it and bring my son up to be a decent human being.