1111 - It's Not About That

1st Jul 2016, 12:00 PM in 2016
It's Not About That
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Tim 1st Jul 2016, 12:00 PM edit delete
Since the referendum, there's been an explosion of racially motivated incidents against anyone who looks, sounds, or has a name that vaguely sounds, like they might be foreign. A Facebook album documenting those incidents which are being reported on social media but may not have been significant enough to end up reported to the police went viral. When I shared it, it had 60 incidents - by the end of the day it had 114. There's now a group on Facebook dedicated to collating the incidents so that people can't just go "well it's not an actual trend", or "it's just a dozen bad eggs" - if you fancy adding things that you've seen shared or said, or been on the receiving end of racial abuse yourself since the referendum, it's worth checking out and sharing stuff there. Incidents like that should also be reported to the police as much as possible so that we can get adequate statistics on these kinds of things, and make sure those in authority take appropriate action to make racists sit the fuck down.