Charcoal, Not Ashes: A White Girl’s Response to Systemic Racism

Charcoal, Not Ashes: A White Girl’s Response to Systemic Racism

If being white meant I was British, then those who weren’t white weren’t British.

It sounded so stupid as I typed that sentence out. I never vocalised those thoughts but I didn’t have to. They were still there and that is part of the problem. It made me part of the system. The same system that makes it harder for people born with the “wrong” skin colour to live the sort of life that me, my sister, my cousins, and my friends have taken for granted.