Until this year, even talking about structural racism risked hostility, so there’s progress. If only the UK government felt the same
This was the year that made achieving nothing look like progress. I mean that in the nicest way.
A wise old man I spoke to recently put it better. He has spent a lifetime doing anti-racism work, and was reflecting on how, since the traumatic murder of George Floyd in May, it feels like real gains have been made in 2020. “The good thing about this year,” he said, “is that for a long time we have been stuck at -10. In 2020, it looks like we have finally progressed to zero.”