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A Bright Tomorrow - The October Edition

A Note From The Editor

This is the second time I’ve written this post. Usually I’m good with my words but writing this month’s editorial note has proved more difficult than normal. Why? Because I’m a middle-class white woman whose never experienced prejudice or discrimination, and this month, A Bright Tomorrow is launching an anti-racism campaign in light of Black History month.

To make matters worse, I’m a week late in posting this editorial note, having started at university this September, and needing to prioritise my education. With that in mind, I’m conscious that to label October as ABT’s ‘anti-racism campaign’ is to slightly miss the point. Anti-racism cannot be the focus of simply the next three weeks, but rather it is imperative that it becomes the zeitgeist of our time. Similarly, racism is a nexus of complications that cannot be explored and defined in simply one month, especially not by four white bloggers. Consequently, let me rephrase this month’s theme: we are launching what will be a continuous anti-racism campaign on the blog and over the course of the next few months, we will be posting articles that highlight the issues minorities in the UK face, information and guidance on how we can help victims of racism and exploring ways in which sustainable and effective positive change can be made. Crucially, A Bright Tomorrow will endeavour to involve as many members of our BAME community in the development of this campaign as possible, for we recognise that this must be led by the very people whose voices we are trying to amplify.

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