An insight on how black men are harassed and bullied by the police on a daily basis in the UK.
Percentage of black males among people stopped and searched by the police:
2009-10: 18% In London : 33.5%
And keep in mind that black people represent about 2% of the UK population.
Yet the general consensus would like you to think that racism does not exist in the UK and that the structural discrimination of the police and the judiciary system that black people have been complaining forever, is just a myth.
“Bringing race into it is an irrelevance” John O’Connor, former Metropolitan Police commander. This is a white British male for you!
In a move that is sure to go down in adorable bear history, the BBC has named a female panda named Sweetie one of its female Faces of the Year. 2011 was either lacking severely in girlchievements or a banner year for lady pandas. So what was Sweetie’s glorious achievement that elevated her, a bear, over that of all female humans who did stuff?
She got off of an airplane in Scotland, to great fanfare. That’s it. Hooray for Sweetie the panda, woman face of the year.