For many generations, black and brown people have experienced overt and structural racism in the City of York and across the United Kingdom. As evidence have shown, the ingrained and entrenched systemic racism has affected people of colour and still equity and equality are not being levelled. In May 2019, the Guardian newspaper reported that Black men in England and Wales are 40 times more likely than White men to be stopped and searched by the police. In the healthcare sector, the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated that healthcare workers and patients from BAME backgrounds are disproportionately dying from this disease – and the list goes on.
We want to challenge the injustices and inequalities by advancing the solutions for racial justice that can transform the city of York and throughout the United Kingdom. But we need your support because a people-led movement is crucial in transforming communities.
Thank you for your support.