If We All Love Football, Why Does Racism Still Exist in the Sport

How a trip to Germany showed that very little has changed After seeing the video that is attached at the end this blog post, I felt compelled to write this as its something I’ve experienced first-hand, as well as countless other black people.  For the last 10 years I have spent my time travelling around … Continue reading If We All Love Football, Why Does Racism Still Exist in the Sport

Interracial Relationships: Breaking Up With My White Best Friend

George Floyd’s death created shockwaves around the world, and prompted many conversations between family members and friends about race. Some of them, for the first time. I had my own conversation with my white best friend about a topic we hadn’t ever discussed in any sort of detail- although it was always there in the … Continue reading Interracial Relationships: Breaking Up With My White Best Friend

How British Television Capitalises on Black Bigots and Racism

Recently, a British television channel invited Black guests onto their show in an attempt to debate ideas around equality, in light of the performance by dance troupe Diversity on Britain’s Got Talent. Seemingly, this was presented to allow both sides of an “argument” to be heard, and to showcase the unpopular and surprising opinion of … Continue reading How British Television Capitalises on Black Bigots and Racism

Cultural Appropriation: Why Black Culture is So Valuable

And Why Black People Fiercely Protect It Cultural appropriation is when a dominant culture adopts less dominant cultural tropes. That is the set up. Dominant groups adopting from less dominant groups, for personal gain with a complete disregard of the origins. History has shown that appropriation is a product of imperialism and over time, globalisation. … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: Why Black Culture is So Valuable

Why ‘Playing The Race-Card’ is the Oldest Trick in the Book

Being accused of ‘playing the race-card’ is one of the most aggravating, racist and egregious allegations that can be made against a Black person. But why? Here is a quick look at how harmful this phrase and the idea’s behind it can be towards Black people. As well as how racist White people have in fact been ‘playing the race-card’ for centuries and using it to gaslight and create racial tensions within communities, while pitting different races against each other. Continue reading Why ‘Playing The Race-Card’ is the Oldest Trick in the Book