Hey guys! How are you doing? What’s new?
So I found it pretty difficult putting my thoughts on this into words. Lately, it’s been really tense all over the world, from the looming recession and pandemic to the protests part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. A lot of my daily conversations have been about this.
And it made me realise how much I ‘dull down’ my language around race. I tended to use terms that lump people of colour together when actually I’m only talking about Black people. But I know how harmful this is to Black issues and does little to bring attention to them.
So I’ve had a deep rethink around my language on race and here’s why you should too…