Category Archives: Resources

Beware the Covid Blame Game

    Author: Janett Walker “ALMOST HALF OF PEOPLE IN HIGH ETHNIC MINORITIES AREAS SNUB CORONA VIRUS JAB” “FEARS LOW BAME VACCINE UPDATE WILL ‘CAUSE DEATHS’’ “WHITE PEOPLE ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS AS BLACK PEOPLE” “YOUNG AND HEALTHY ASYLUM SEEKERS GETTING VACCINE BEFORE OLDER BRITS” In difficult times […]

My Anti-Racist Journey

Author: Meghan Guy In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020 I was shocked into action. I realised the realities of racism here in the UK and even in my home county of Cumbria – something I had been loosely aware of but never fully confronted with. On realising the sad […]

But I’m Not Racist. Am I?

Author: Sophia Newton You’ve never called anyone the n*word, you’ve even stopped saying ch***y when you’re ordering a Chinese take-away. You feel a bit ashamed about that fancy-dress outfit, but hey, you didn’t know any better and you wouldn’t do that now. You’ve never knowingly judged anyone based on the colour of their skin. You’ve […]

82 Black, Brown and Minoritised Women to Celebrate

This International Women’s Day we give thanks and celebrate these 82 incredible Black, Brown and Minoritised Women who have pushed boundaries, achieved greatness and made our world brighter, better and richer. Why not take some time to find out more about these women and enrich your own knowledge of their contribution. Claudette Colvin Angela Davies […]

Black Hair, Pride and Prejudice

Black people, Black women in particular, have long been on an oppressive journey with their hair, having to deal with other people’s views on what is and is not acceptable. My own ‘locs’ have been called unprofessional, inappropriate, and unsuitable more times than I can count. I still wear them with pride.  For many hair […]

Remembering the New Cross Fire. 40 Years On.

Author: Sarah Saunders Thirteen Dead and Nothing said In the early hours of Sunday, 18 January 1981, a devastating fire raged through a birthday party being held at a family home at 439 New Cross Road in Deptford, south-east London. Thirteen young people aged between 14 and 22 were killed, twenty seven more were seriously […]

Kwanzaa – the global celebration of unity among Black People

AUTHOR: Sarah Saunders   WHAT IS KWANZAA? Kwanzaa is a festival of lights held annually from December 26 to January 1. Kwanzaa is inspired by traditional African customs and symbols, many related to harvest celebrations and community ideals of shared work, purpose, creativity, possibility, faith and togetherness.   The word Kwanzaa comes from the Kiswahili […]

4 Cumbrian Christmases

Cumbria is home to over 70 languages and more than 15 different ethnicities. Christmas is celebrated by the majority of people in the county, and whilst many will be enjoying a traditional turkey feast, Christmas doesn’t look the same for everyone who lives here. Here Anti Racist Cumbria share a small selection of Cumbrian Christmases, […]

Anti Racism: What does it mean and where to begin.

“Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organisational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.” – NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity   Anti Racist Cumbria was formed to ‘tackle and end racism through action and education to create a forward […]