Black Lives Matter
In August and September last year, we lent our platform to four Black guest editors who are working to fight injustice. They examined the themes of justice, education, charity and journalism in the UK.Read stories from our Black Lives Matter takeover
"I would advocate that now is the time to outright create a movement in the UK that is centered on social and racial justice within the explicit idea of movement lawyering."Ife Thompson, Guest Editor - Justice (Founder of Black Protest Legal Support UK)
"In a systemically racist society, being non-racist is not enough. Opting for neutrality is siding with oppression. We must be actively anti-racist in everything we are and do."Andy Hull, Chief Executive of EachOther
"The systemic racism we face has at its roots the legacies of colonialism and enslavement"Zita Holbourne, co-founder & national chair of anti-racism campaign group Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC UK)
"The government is placing boulders and impediments and bureaucracy in the way of justice."Miranda Grell, barrister at 10 King’s Bench Walk
"The answer to the question of how we incorporate anti-racism in our work is not a simple one. It requires retraining, constant reading, and self-reflection but we should view it as essential work."Abimbola Johnson, barrister, 25 Bedford Row
"The uncomfortable truth is that the rights we take for granted here are built on the principle that Black life does not matter."Professor Kehinde Andrews. Guest editor - Education. Birmingham City University
"The work of confronting racism – inwardly and outwardly – is never done. Sometimes, it will mean those of us with a platform shutting up and making way for others."Dr Sarah Wishart, EachOther's Creative Director
"Good intentions do not give the charity sector immunity from the pervasive nature of systemic racism".Martha Awojobi, Guest Editor - The charity sector. Organiser and Treasurer, #CharitySoWhite
"At the height of the BLM movement this year, a lot of Black creatives were promised jobs. However, as the weeks went on, the opportunities dwindled & a lot of creatives didn’t hear back from those companies. We need more organisations to hire & amplify the voices of Black peopleJael Umerah-Makelemi, Artist and Designer of our BLM takeover assets!
"Racism affects every aspect of our lives - from our education to our justice system. So, until we adopt a holistic anti-racism strategy, we will not make progress"Nadine Batchelor-Hunt, EachOther Journalist
"Without a representative media not everyone’s human rights will be properly reported on & therefore protected. If we care about our human rights we must all fight for media diversity"Marcus Ryder, Guest Editor - The media. Visiting professor, Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity
"The fresh perspectives of people from different ethnic backgrounds, as well as different social backgrounds, are needed if we are to truly, fully reflect the concerns and interests of modern Britain".Anne Alexander, Senior Political Producer, Good Morning Britain
"It’s been an honour and an education to work with our guest editors, and to amplify the vital work they, and their peers, are doing to fight racial injustice."Aaron Walawalkar, Editor of EachOther
"Black Lives Matter is the bare minimum. Radicalism in relation to the status quo (a society which does not value Black Lives) should not be seen as abhorrent, instead we should focus on tackling the status quo."Anjalee Suthakaran, EachOther's work experience journalist
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