BUT national civil rights group for advancement justice and justice for black people in Great Britain was created by some of most powerful in the country black numbers.
first of The Black Equity Organization (BEO) is committed to ending systemic racism almost two years after George Floyd was strangled. death American police in 2020. killing sparked massive protests around world – including in UK where the statue is located of Slave trader Edward Colston was thrown into Bristol harbor.
“This is the moment of a generation; history we will view us tough if we don’t do something,” the actor said. director, playwright and BEO board trustee Kwame Kwei-Arma told the Guardian.
“This is not about just this moment – as a community, we survived the Windrush scandal, the Grenfell tower tragedy and more recent disturbing incident with child Q. Our startup and existence is focused on creating change that will ensure it stops happening.”
group aimed at focusing on expanding economic opportunities, improving educational and health outcomes, combating racial discrimination and improving representation in society, and providing housing access and opportunities for black Britons throughout the country.
board of trustees include historian David Olusoga, shadow foreign secretary Labor MP David Lammy and Dame Vivian Hunt, senior partner at McKinsey, among other things, who we will work in partnership with existing community and grassroots organizations to promote justice for black British on larger scale.
Like Floyd murder became a catalyst for protests against racism across the UK called by Lammy with Hunt etc. in July 2020. group felt like it wasn’t national organization to provide evidence of state of black UK, and answer questions.
“We are not want apologise for using in language of institutional system barriers facing black British because the data speaks for itself story’, Hunt said.
The Guardian previously reported that 95% of pupils of black and mixed ethnicity witnessed racist language almost at school half of who said they considered racism the biggest barrier to academic achievement. Hunt, a mother of two black sons, knew that they would most likely be stopped and searched by the police. times more than white people.
“We have to ensure positive noun experience and lived experience for every child in UK to reach their full potential,” she said. “It will take several years to actually progress. But if we don’t have more systems approach, we won’t see progress”.
Hunt said the BEO’s approach to combating systemic racism in all aspects of society will be based on evidence. The organization held its own research and got support likes of Sky, WPP communications firm, some of leading law firms in the country and a charitable foundation Lankelly Chase.
“I’ve seen the ups and downs of in black experience in UK,” Hunt later said. So my faith with british people that they have great sense of fairness and impartiality inherent in in all we’re worth for and our values.
“What black families want for them children that’s what all families want for them children”.