Amongst the various different issues in the news recently such as the Brexit shambles, Extinction Rebellion protests, the royal family ‘rift’ and the tragedy of the recent human trafficking scandal, racism in football has been rearing it’s ugly head time and time again.
It was a rainy Saturday evening, I was at the Pergola bar in Paddington for my cousin’s birthday celebration, and making my way to the loo when a black guy approached me.
In part 1 of ‘Is it a black thing?… Is it a woman thing? Or is it just me?‘ my girl Paula looked into an incident where she was ignored (at a professional event by a salesperson) which had her questioning if her race (black) and gender (woman) had an impact on the incident.
Unfortunately, I experienced a somewhat similar incident recently, which had me questioning what effect, if any, my identity as a black women had to play on the situation.
If you’re reading this it’s likely that you’ve been to an afro-carribean salon to get your hair done at least once. I was last in one on Friday, appointment was booked and price confirmed. Turned up and was told to wait an hour and the price had speedily inflated, grrrrr! Sounds familiar perhaps?
Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard about the Home Office’s new initiative to launch “#knifefree” chicken boxes. I was a tad confused at first and thought since when did chicken boxes come with knives? But what the poorly phrased campaign intends to do is include a “short message on chicken boxes to deter people from knife crime.”