Tag Archives: anti racism

A 'Stop Racism' poster illustrating the difference between standard dolls and the offensive 'Gollywog' dolls

Are Gollywogs really so racist?

In the past few years there have been several stories circulating in the media about Gollywogs being sold in shops, and reports of Gollywogs being prized collectibles.  One article described the reactions of a couple in Yorkshire simply ‘looking to buy jam’ and instead coming across Gollywogs for sale in a shop. The couple where […]

5 things you can DO to act against racism right now.

The last few days have felt overwhelming at times, from the lows of the vile racism to the highs of the outpouring of anti-racism and support at Marcus Rashford’s mural in Wythenshawe. There have been TV, radio and newspaper interviews to give, countless comments to respond to and MANY MANY messages from our Cumbrian community […]

Anti Racist Cumbria Summit

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW Cumbria is a complex county. Deprivation sits alongside affluence, heavy industry alongside natural beauty. Black and Brown people represent a disproportionately small part of our population. How is anti-racism relevant in Cumbria? Does it even matter to our all White communities? How can you and your company contribute to an anti-racist […]

Cumbria Police partner with Anti Racist Cumbria to tackle any racial disparities.

Cumbria Constabulary are pleased to be working with Anti Racist Cumbria in its commitment to identify and address any racial disparities for anyone interacting with Cumbria police. The joint programme has been commissioned by Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall. Chief Superintendent Sarah Jackson from Cumbria Constabulary said “We are really pleased to welcome […]

Anti Racist Schools: Transforming Education

More than forty primary and secondary schools are working with us towards being anti-racist schools. An anti-racist school doesn’t mean a school where racism doesn’t happen (though one day that would be incredible) it means a school that recognises racism in all its forms, it means a school that teaches more than just a White […]

Why We Don’t Do Unconscious Bias Training

Since our launch last September we’re regularly asked by companies if we can provide Unconscious Bias Training for their staff . At first we were quite flattered by the number of requests, but it may surprise you to find out that we don’t do it. Don’t get us wrong, it’s encouraging to see companies making […]

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 […]

Animate Your Future: Animated Futures

What’s it like growing up in Cumbria if you aren’t White? If you’re a young person age 8 – 25 who lives this experience you can explore this question, make friends and create a short animated film which will be shown in cinemas, museums and online across Cumbria and beyond. You’ll pick up new digital […]

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 […]