The Freedom of the People
Multi-culturalism – a mixture of different cultures in one location
A mixture of life, love and identity that people hold with such dedication
A bubble – London is the name
With is bright colours, customs and languages that signify the medley of countries, symbolising change
But let’s come to halt, let us question.
How did this happen, how did this come to be?
Due to different opportunities, money – voluntary will
Or due to the story of a sheltered part of history?
Don’t get me wrong, ethnic minorities are on the rise
Founding different businesses and brands of different size.
But is it because we belong, do we need to prove a point?
That we are on the same level as those who run this joint?
Stories on top stories about cultural inwarding – people don’t feel safe
The illusion of equality grows each day
With abuse, racism, unequal pay – just to name a few
Will there ever be a sense of friendship where we go into battle two by two.
Not alone like now with the irrelevant targeting
By those who voluntarily take the position of “safeguarding”.
Don’t worry ethnic minorities, let’s keep praying for a day that might not come
Living in hope in a bubble that is so unjust
Please don’t think I’m generalising because that something that they do
I’m just stating the truth
Colonial hangover is a bitch, I know
But one day it will go. I hope.
This piece was authored by Lydia Ameyaw in collaboration with Biborlea Batki, Sofia Dacosta, Taina Popoora, Rhianna Prewett and Zaynab Yusuf as part of the Sutton Trust Summer Schools Programme at the University of Warwick.
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