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Black Lives Matter Protest in London 2016. Credit: Flickr / G Miessi

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What we stand for

Michael Etienne, barrister
Michael Etienne, barrister

“In reality, we, like many of those in marginalised communities, fight the discrimination we face because too often our lives depend on it. Ultimately, enduring change will only happen when those who benefit most from the privileges of our current structures are prepared to acknowledge and then relinquish them.”

Allison Munroe QC
Allison Munroe QC

“When structures and systems are not fit for purpose be that in education, policing, mental health provisions, access to employment opportunities etc; they have to be dismantled and root and branch changes made. That involves changing the mindset, rationale and motivating forces of organisations both internally and at a societal level.”

Ann Tayo, barrister
Ann Tayo, barrister

“Behind systems are individuals and individuals make value judgements. But if their thinking is skewed or imbalanced, their actions and decision-making will be too. Racism is a disease of the heart.”

Big Questions

Lady Phyll

Lady Phyll, the founder of UK Black Pride, took part in our #BigQuestions series in July. There's a lot to take away from this great video, but one of our favourite sentiments is this: "Let's keep on applying kindness, compassion, and love towards each other and being there for each other, even when it feels that the world is against us."

Read the full interview