This week, we had a visit from SARI (Stand Against Racism & Inequality). They came in and spoke to us about what racism looks like, how it makes people feel and how we can combat it.
Osprey had a really fascinating discussion about how unique we all are, yet at the same time share similarities with each other. One commented on how we are actually all one race – the human race! We then looked up the Oxford dictionary definition for the word ‘race’ and found this:
Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics:
‘people of all races, colours, and creeds’
We listed all the ways in which we can share similarities with others in our race, such as: hair colour; skin colour; facial features such as eye or nose shape; cultural norms; language; religious beliefs and clothing choices. We all agreed that nobody has the right to single out any of these qualities negatively, just because they are different to their own.
Take a look at some of our posters: