Tag Archives: anti racist

How to have conversations with your family when you are “So Woke”.

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re probably what the mainstream media would label as ‘Woke’.  But what does that word even mean, and where did it come from? In the 60’s it was mentioned by The New York Times in an article titled “phrases and words you might hear today in Harlem”, but the […]

Anti Racist Cumbria Summit Feedback and Photos

The first Anti Racist Cumbria Summit was held on Tuesday 2nd November 2021. We set out to bring people together from across Cumbria, create a safe space for conversations, and learn about some of the key topics that are an essential part of becoming anti racist. This sold out event was just the beginning for […]

VIDEO: Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu explains Equity.

If you’re treating women equally then there should not be a gender pay gap. If you’re treating Black people and Brown people equally there should not be an ethnicity pay gap. When the outcome does not match the so called aim or intention you have nothing. We were incredibly proud to welcome Dr Shola as […]

Lewis Hamilton Poses with his car

LEWIS: A Power For Change

AUTHOR: SARAH SAUNDERS      As we begin National Inclusion Week 2021 we want to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Lewis Hamilton on his legacy defining 100th Formula One Grand Prix victory in Russia on Sunday.  Hamilton is the first and only Black driver in F1 and undeniably the most successful racing driver of all […]

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 […]