These are just a few of the experiences that those from a visible ethnic minority have to deal with regulalry – you may have even failed to notice – until now – that you don’t’ have to deal with the same barriers. It is important to be aware that being born with a certain skin tone affords people certain advantage in life that people of another skin colour are not afforded. By creating greater awareness and understanding we help to build a fairer and more equitable society for future generations.
Apparently it doesn’t include spelling or grammar.
Because of the intersectional nature of society, this means that it’s incredibly likely you have experienced some form of oppression – the gender pay gap is still 18.4%.
Or statistical numeracy. Or even logic – as we all know some to all of that gap is because of voluntary differences in male and female behaviour.
For example, while white British women are paid on average £11.21 per hour, Pakistani women make £10.10.
That’s casuistry – black British women get paid more than white. Sure, largely a London effect but still.
BAME* young carers and their families identified language barriers as one of the key reasons they’re unable to access support.
And isn’t that just a surprise. Not speaking the language of the country you’re in makes things difficult.
Be open to start the conversation with others who are interested and willing to learn, even if they don’t understand.
Share fact-checked resources, examples, information and statistics with others.
Look after your mental health, and take breaks where needed.
Keep cool – stick to the facts and show some patience.
Pause the conversation with someone refusing to listen – suggest they continue their research.
And when do these ghastly little shits start to do any of that themselves?