Empowering Young People of Colour

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An inclusive approach is essential. Bringing everybody in on the journey; holding conversations, creating shared understanding and a united approach. Demystify dierences and move forward together. Racism is extremely complex, multilayered and entangled with several other social and historical issues. Whilst it is acknowledged that there are very distinct forms of racism, 'Black', when used as a label can lead to over-simplification; solutions must embrace, celebrate, share and respect the many dierent cultures and nuances around identity. It's complex. Unite not divide. Everybody has their own unique journey and story; we are all shaped by our experiences, the good and the bad. We need to listen to understand. Ask questions, seek knowledge, really put ourselves in the shoes of others. Be mindful, caring, sensitive and aware. Listen to understand, not just to respond. 6

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