Enlightening and compelling BBC article on some of the expressions / terms being used around Black Lives Matter.
“Imagine your house is on fire and somebody comes up to you and says, 'Hey, all houses matter.’”
Article contributors: Kehinde Andrews is professor of black studies at Birmingham City University, director of the Centre for Critical Social Research, founder of the Organisation of Black Unity, and co-chair of the Black Studies Association. JT Flowers is a 26-year-old American rapper, student and activist living in the UK.
Oh, and in case of any doubt, my personal opinion, it’s utterly disgraceful that a statue to a slaver survived as long as it did in a public space.
Maybe put all those statues in museums with a suitable sign explaining their controversial history as an education tool? Or better still, just ask Black people what they want!