I can see that some people still find it ok to refer the the n-word in name.
Can I just say that for some people, hearing/reading that word with a hard 'r', regardless of context, coming from a person of any race, can conjure up dark memories. It's a one word reminder of your status as lesser-than. It's still used aggressively/threateningly against people today and shouldn't be treated lightly.
Was supposed to do it as I'm part of the origin team that the bubr team consist off it was good turn out considering the rain 🌧
I haven't been out on the bike for a long time (or in the forum for even longer) but I dragged myself out.
Standing in the downpour for nearly 2 hours, I probably would've binned it off if it wasn't a BUBR ride. Thoroughly enjoyed it once we got going though. The atmosphere was amazing and it was joyful to see so many of us out on bikes.
We are gearing up for a bunch of initiatives to educate staff during BHM. However there is a growing concern around the lack of opportunities, restricted social mobility and further exclusion for black people in the UK during this pandemic.
It feels like the UK has gone in reverse, is this a reaction to BLM?
Remember a few years ago, was driving with my boss to a site visit. We were having our light hearted banter of where we spent our childhood years. Some incident on the road and a white male came up the drivers window to give my boss abuse and used the n word. Remember that my boss and I both laughed and replied is that the best you can come out with. Then we both took terns at more intelligent insults that would be more fitting. Then my boss said that if that was the best he could come out with then he'd better up his game as this is Lambeth and the n word doesn't cut it any more.
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