Why is race still the elephant in the room that no-one wants to talk about? The panic that sets in whenever a conversation about race is started. The automatic defence. The eye-rolling. The guilt. The anger. The frustration.
Why do we inherently struggle to know the difference between an act of racism and prejudice? I think our current socio-political climates are indicative of the fragility and lack of understanding we have around our intricate history around race not only in society but in our infrastructure, which goes someway to explain why our political climate is the way it currently is. A few weeks ago I had a candid conversation with filmmaker and photographer Gemma Thorpe about race and diversity in business. I love to talk about race – come and join the conversation with me