Tag Archives: anti racist

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 […]

International Romani Day

Today is International Romani Day. A day to celebrate Romani culture and traditions and raise awareness about the discrimination and difficulties Romani (Roma) people still face. We have to be honest and admit we didn’t know much about Romani culture, but it’s been a pleasure both finding out and bursting the misconceptions and we hope […]

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 […]

8 Books to Start your Anti-Racist Journey

These 8 books are a great place to begin or strengthen your anti-racist journey. 1. Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala   A searing modern polemic and Sunday Times bestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala. From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, […]

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 […]