Why I'm still talking to white people about race
How does a Medway councillor get to talk unchallenged about 'coloured' people in a public meeting?
In January we reported about a Medway Council Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee meeting that discussed ‘tackling racism in our schools’. During the meeting, events took a surprising/unsurprising (delete as you see appropriate) turn when the discussion instead moved onto anti-white racism, coloured tutors, and no one challenging these concepts being discussed.
So this week, let’s talk about racism. We’ll attempt to understand what is ‘woke’, what’s wrong with saying ‘coloured’, why aren’t we doing more to tackle white racism, and why we still believe in white privilege when there are so many white children underperforming in our schools. Yes, this definitely sounds like a week where people will smash those like and subscribe buttons.