It is good to question ourselves (within reason) and our value systems. The neighbourhood one grows up in has limited relevance. I grew up in the Caribbean, in a predominantly black community; this did not make me a racist against white people. Racism (based on skin pigmentation) is, I would argue, a global phenomenon. In the Caribbean, racism manifests itself through Colorism. The universality of colour-based racism stems from its close alignment with 'science', particularly the enlightenment movement. Racism, I would argue, also has to do with the possession and use of power. I do not believe that you are racist for asking questions. I also despise labels.

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Interested in people, nature, science and technology, and history. MSc in Research Methods (Birkbeck), MA Industrial Design (UAL)

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