Black in the Union Jack

OriginalSyna

London, United Kingdom

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I wanted to do something about my identity as a British Subject with black skin. My parents are from the West Indies but I was born and raised in England. It has always been my home, and I have seen and been the victim of racist all my life. It is only recently that I have had the thought things are getting better. They are still not 100% as they should be. There are still a few ignorant shits that refuse to just give up their hate, but they are such a minor force that they are kept out of the main force of politics but do try to snatch what ever small victories they can. this is in support of all the people the make a difference. People like my Mum. Who came to the UK, worked hard, had a family, contributed to the colour and fabric of what the country is today. They did the jobs the English did not want to do. They struggled to make a life and live it in a honest way. Often being bullied, belittled and ignored by the system while holding it up, making sure the NHS and transport systems worked.

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