Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Why don't our Black MPs speak out about race inequality?

I am encouraging people to read this excellent piece by Simon Woolley, the Director of Operation Black Vote.

Cut and pasted from the OBV website:

Now more than ever we need our Black elected politicians to speak out about race inequality. As always, during an economic downturn the challenges that Black people face become more acute. Challenges include; a worsening relationship between Black communities and the Police, much higher levels of unemployment, and a potential mental health time bomb which is already blighting many Black families.

The question is "Why aren't more of our Black politicians - elected or otherwise - speaking out about race inequality in any forceful way?".

Follow the link to read the full article. I have commented on the piece:
Tags: big society, politics, race
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