Like lots of you I am a wash with shame right now. Whitewashing over racism on so many levels that I didn’t think I was capable of.
I thought because I was mixed raced that means that I know and understand.
My skin is white so I will never understand despite my heritage.
So, like everyone else I am learning.
I am reading, listening and watching.
But more importantly I am asking questions.
I am challenging my family.
My dad was a light skinned black man in the British army where racism is rife and you grow a skin so thick you don’t talk about it.
He doesn’t talk about racism for many reasons.
His nickname in the army was Choco.
I have a lot more to learn about racism.
I have a lot more to challenge.
It starts with me.