If you are black and you grew up in Scotland, how are you supposed to feel? Or Both? Filmmaker Stewart Kyasimire wanted to understand how his eight-year-old daughter might see herself fitting into Scottish life. Born and bred here, she is immersed in Scottish culture. But having grown up in the s, with few black and Scottish role models, Stewart knew his experience was very different to what Yasmin's will be. He asked prominent black Scots from three generations what it means to be black and Scottish.
Black and Scottish: 'Are you a Protestant Rasta or a Catholic Rasta?'
Scotland’s response to George Floyd and Black Lives Matter: One Year On
Updated: May As we wrote at the time, in the 20 year history of our organisation, we have never seen anything approaching the level of interest in anti-racism that was triggered by his death. We were, like others, immensely relieved — although not reassured — by the conviction of his killer. Many bereaved Black families will never get the justice they deserve.
Pride and prejudice: Scotland's complicated black history
Scotland has close associations with the black African and Caribbean communities it celebrates. It is a celebration of the contribution that black African and Caribbean communities have made on a local level and across the world. Hackney, London, is where it all started in British terms and the London borough is holding various events to mark the 25th anniversary. Scotland's black history is populated by interesting and important characters, many of whom had to endure prejudice and racism.
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