Saturday, 4 January 2014

"Britain's Black Power Movement in danger of being forgotten"

This article from the Guardian is essential reading. The authors of a new book about the Black Power Movement in Britain argue that this history is in danger of being forgotten because it does not 'fit' with the country's idea of itself as a progressive nation. We present ourselves as a freedom-loving country, one that is free and has always been free from racism and discrimination. Of course, this is not true. What I find bizarre is that the African American Civil Rights Movement is studied in schools - very important, don't get me wrong - but Britain's black Civil Rights Movement is completely ignored. Something needs to change.

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