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“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own” – Martin Lurther King, Jr

Let’s talk about racism, that is exactly what we are here to do. We have started this blog as part of our Facebook group “Let’s Talk About Racism” LTAR.

LTAR was started by Christian Igbokwe in the wake of the global antiracism demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in May 2020. Having become frustrated with the cycle of anger he and others around him were experiencing, he gathered together a group of antiracists with the aim of doing something more productive.

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Learning from the past: Why Black British history should be taught in schools.

I was taught very little about Black British history either at school or university. I do not think there was a single Black British author among the set texts on my English Literature course. I am white and I grew up in mostly white, middle-class neighbourhoods, so I existed in a bubble of privilege. I …

Kamala Harris: Hyphenations, Identity, And The Landscape For Personal Choice

Before I divulge the topic, I shall begin with the title of an emotive speech by Sojourner Truth: “Ain’t I A Woman?” Here is my enquiry into how people should be able to identify themselves. I would imagine it might be safe to say that your identity, across the general consensus, is where your parents …

Layers

  November 2019 10:30pm A man walks up the hill as a woman walks her dogs down it She calls a greeting; he replies. They share a joke and each walk on their way.   November 2019 10:30pm A village. A young black man walks up the hill as an older white woman walks her …

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Pass The Mic

We have a weekly feature on our Facebook group hosted by Carl Blackstock in which we invite members of the group to speak about a number of different topics.

Pass The Mic: Let’s Talk About Racism

A short clip from the Pass The Mic which is hosted within our online community LTAR. Host Carl Blackstock chats to guest and LTAR member Raven Ruru personal experiences and systemic racism within the UK.
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Host Carl Blackstock chats to LTAR member and guest Dayna Byfield about The Black Economy and where your money is going. It is important to understand how you spend your money and where it is going if you are serious about helping the Black economy. Search for Black own businesses where possible.

6 reasons to support Black-Owned Businesses. 1. Closes the Racial Wealth Gap 2. Strengthens Local Economies 3. Fosters Job Creation 4. Celebrates Black Culture and Serves Communities 5. Holds other Companies Accountable 6. Visibility and Representation in the Green Economy
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