Medway African and Caribbean association
Started 2 petitions
Demand Ofcom drop the racist complaint against Diversity
On the ITV show Britain's Got Talent in September 2020, the dance troupe Diversity did an outstanding performance that sought to raise awareness of a very important issue that has been affecting the lives of Black people for centuries all over the world. In the past few month’s racism has become more widespread in all aspects of life, and following the murder of George Floyd, we have seen an unprecedented increase in racist incidents and racist rhetoric all over the world. What Diversity did was bring this issue even more into the forefront by encouraging people to reflect on their values, to show a need to unite, and put an end to this disease called racism. The 15,000 complaints about their performance is further evidence that racism is even more of a pandemic and needs to be eradicated. I am calling upon like-minded, intelligent, and decent human beings to demand that Ofcom drop the complaint on the grounds that the complaint is racist, and inflammatory. In responding to the complaint, it is pandering to the ignorant racists who have made this complaint. We have already seen some bigoted and hateful comments all over the media in response to the performance. My concern is that if Ofcom uphold this racist complaint, it is giving racists the green light to continue their hate filed campaign against Black people and show that racism is acceptable. Diversity told the truth in their performance, and we need to get more talking about and taking action against racism. Racism has no place in multi-cultural Britain. A country that has been built by people from all races.
Stop Amazon and others selling racist books
Amazon is still selling racist and offensive material online. I recently found out that they are selling Ten little nigger boys as a collectible item online. This book was written at a time when Black people were still being lynched and called this offensive word ,often as they were being targeted in racist attacks. Fast forward to 2020 and I'm appalled to see this book is still in circulation, and even worse as a collectible item , in some places selling for thousands! You can't put a price on racism, the fact that it is selling for such a high price disgusts me even more ,to think that there are still people who want to purchase such offensive material in this day and age. Hate crime is still at an all time high all over the world. We are seeing attacks on Black people not just by strangers ,but by people in positions of power, who are meant to protect and serve. Continuing to sell such material is not just morally wrong, but continues to perpetuate the most negative and offensive stereotypes of Black people in this modern age. I am calling on people all over the globe to stand up against this company to pull it from sale and issue an apology.