The UK is slowly waking up to the fact that racism exists here and the truth is, we have just as much of a race problem as the US. It may manifest in different forms, but have an inherent and systemic issue.
Black people in England and Wales are still 40 times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched under section 60 that allow police to search a person without suspicion, according to a 2019 report by civil rights charity Liberty.
71% of people from ethnic minorities who were surveyed in early 2019 reported having experienced racial discrimination, compared with 58% before Britain’s 2016 vote to leave the European Union.
Online racism has more than doubled to 51% since two years before the Brexit vote. The same survey found that the number of people from ethnic minority groups reporting rants and negative comments about immigration or racist comments made to sound like jokes rose by about 50%.
Don’t allow this to happen. Stand up to racism today…
1.Join the walk from Ramsgate town centre to Margate sea front in support of #BlackLivesMatter on 13 June
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