BLACK LIVES MATTER 

By TONY GILES


Tony Giles as he describes himself is "a white 41 year old guy living in Devon" and is totally blind and partially deaf, yet he travels around the globe alone and have published two Ebooks about his adventures.


Tony wrote in to us and said:


“Like many around the world, I was appalled at the murder of George Floyd in the US at the hands of white Minneapolis police officers. I'm also aware of the racist nature of the society I am surrounded by here in the UK. It's ingrained in institutions such as government, the legal and justice professions the police and elsewhere. It is institutional and societal.

 

I feel fortunate to be blind as I am able to recognise people for who they are not what they are.

 

I have little or no real understanding of the difference in skin colour. It is important, if not, vital that history of British black people is taught in all levels of school alongside and intertwined with ‘white' history. 

 

The history of England, Britain and the UK needs to be taught in all its many facets - positive and negative, black and white and African-Caribbean and Indian and Asian. From involvement with Roman occupation to the building of empire, to the slave trade and the industrial revolution through both world wars and Wind Rush and beyond.“


Tony as written blogs and expressed views on racial profiling as well as removing statues and Native Americans and much more besides.





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