Britain & Slavery

Total 6 Posts

UN experts condemn “reprehensible” UK racism report that “repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact”.

5 min read
UN human rights experts yesterday strongly rejected the UK Government-backed report into racism and ethnic disparities in the country, saying the review further distorted and falsified historic facts, and could even fuel racism, racial discrimination and negative racial stereotypes.

Edward Colston statue toppled: How Bristol came to see the slave trader as a hero and philanthropist.

5 min read
The statue was part of a push in the Victorian era to create mercantile heroes. Colston’s slaving activities were conveniently glossed over.

Public sculpture expert: Why I welcome the decision to throw Bristol’s Edward Colston statue in the river.

5 min read
After years of inaction by authorities, protesters have forced the point – opening a new chapter in this monument’s history.

The uncomfortable past.

7 min read
It takes a dramatic event such as toppling a statue to force people to confront uncomfortable truths and the ugly reality of what the British Empire did abroad.

Statues are just the start – The UK is peppered with slavery heritage.

6 min read
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.

About statues...

4 min read
An excellent and informative thread about the Colston statue toppled in Bristol at the weekend. It absolutely destroys the argument that it could have been removed legally, especially as people had been calling for it to be removed, and had expressed indignation and anger for years...
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