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If you can't protest today and tomorrow, there's still so much you can do : If you can't protest today and tomorrow for whatever reason, you can support this movement from home and help to raise the profile of our own home grown problems with racism 20 years ago the Macpherson review told us that the police were institutionally racist. The Lammy review in 2017 demonstrates that very little if anything has changed, yet the head of the Met says that factual statements of truth aren't a helpful way to describe her police force, asserting that people's lived experiences aren't true Black people are almost 10 times more likely to be stopped and searched Black people are overrepresented in use of force by police Black people make up half of all imprisoned children Black people are subject to longer sentences for the same crime Black people are twice as likely to die in police custody Since the murder of David Oluwale in 1969, not a single police officer has been successfully prosecuted for anyone's death in police custody. 50 years and not one guilty person? Gareth Myatt, 15, suffocated for not cleaning a toaster Sheku Bayoh, 32, still waiting for an inquest 5 years after the fact Rashan Charles, 20, died while in police restraint Jimmy Mubenga, 46, died while in police restraint Jean Charles de Menezes, 27, 'mistakenly' shot to death by police Sarah Reed, 32, allowed to die when prison officer was told to delay calling an ambulance Anthony Grainger, 36, shot and died Kingsley Burrell, 29, died while in police restraint Sean Rigg, 40, died while in police restraint Dalian Atkinson, 48, died after police tasering Christopher Adler, 37, go and read the story of Christopher and form your own opinions on whether or not the police need to be held accountable for their actions. So what can you do? You can donate to the UFFC https://uffcampaign.org/ to help the families of people who have lost loved ones due to the police actions. You can donate to help support people accessing Mental Health services https://www.blackthrive.org.uk/ You can donate to help families who have lost loved ones in police custody https://www.inquest.org.uk/Appeal/make-donation You can donate to help children access additional education http://www.nabss.org.uk/welcome/4584047948 You can donate to help spread the facts of our countries shared history and BAME contributions to it https://blackculturalarchives.org/ Educate yourself Read and learn so that you can grow and stand confident when opposed Reni Eddo Lodge - Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race Afua Hirsch - Brit(ish) Nikesh Shukla - The Good Immigrant Akala - Natives Paul Gilroy - There Ain't No Black In The Union Jack Jeffrey Boakye - Black, Listed Use your platform, whatever it may be, to advocate and fight injustice in the UK. Even if you manage to change one person's view point, you will have made a real and lasting difference Full Article
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