Petition Make it illegal to use racist terms on permanent fixtures in public places

Standing up against racial injustice comes in many forms and making it illegal to use racist terms on permanent fixtures in publicly-accessible land is one of them.

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In 2015 I wrote letters expressing all the reasons why the plaque on the bench at Bouley Bay is harmful, offensive and should never have been put up in the first place. In 2015 the message was clear. Black lives and the lived experience of black and mixed-race people don’t matter. Your pain is not our problem. The response received from the Constable of Trinity is forever etched into my memory ‘“Although today it would perhaps not be considered politically correct, in the circumstances I don’t propose to take any further action”. My voice alone was not enough in 2015. Please stand with me now.

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