During Black History Month in October, we encourage our Community members to celebrate black history, educate their colleagues, and address racism and discrimination.
It is important to note that racism exists not only between white and black people, but also within the black community, particularly when individuals are from different countries. Some black people may make fun of others for the way they pronounce certain words, or make negative statements about other nationalities coming to their country and ‘taking away jobs’.
If we want to bring about positive change and become a better nation, it starts with each and every one of us.
We must introspect and examine our own biases. I have personally experienced these issues in the workplace and other settings. We must remember that we are all human beings and strive to live as one.
Life is too short to perpetuate division and discrimination.
Find out more
Read more about:
- Black History Month.
- author Chris Knight and his involvement with equalities and Black History Month
- Community’s equalities group for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workers