Never in doubt: white people need to make the case that black lives matter says Gillian Metheringham

‘Racism exists, and we all take part just by living in this culture.’

'You just don’t notice good things you were born with.' | Photo: by Faith Eselé on Unsplash.

As I was queuing for the supermarket checkout the other day I overheard the cashier and the customer before me in conversation. ‘It’s not black lives matter,’ one of them said firmly, ‘it’s all lives matter.’ The other was in such agreement that she anticipated the final three words and chimed in, producing a sort of chorus. They were still nodding to each other in solidarity as I approached the conveyor belt.

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