In the wake of the Rafiq vs Yorkshire County Cricket Club tribunal, DDU reflect on the questions raised by the case.
What We’ve Been Up To On 22nd July DDU is hosting a public discussion online entitled Is the UK systemically racist?, on the Runnymede Trust’s report submitted this week to the International Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and the recent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) ‘Sewell report’. Taking part will […]
What We’ve Been Up To This week we held our first ‘official’ DDU Parents’ meeting at which we shared experiences, discussed how to engage other parents around these issues, and planned future events and activities. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, July 21st at 10 am. Do get in touch if you’d like to get […]
What We’ve Been Up To The petition Don’t Divide Us supporter Adrian Hart launched demanding democratic scrutiny of Brighton and Hove City Council’s plan to adopt CRT in schools has taken off and has over 2,000 signatures. (See last week’s newsletter and News Nuggets.) It has also been covered in The Brighton Argus by Sarah […]
Dear Mark Bullingham, In your recent message to England supporters, you said: ‘Major tournaments don’t come around often, and when they do it’s an opportunity to unite friends, family and the country.’ We couldn’t agree more! However, the decision to encourage players to ‘take the knee’ and then to denigrate fans who oppose the gesture, […]
In early March DDU wrote an open letter to the FA expressing our concern over its ambivalent stance regarding BLM and players taking the knee (you can read our original letter here). We received a prompt reply that fails to address any substantial points and shows a lack of foresight regarding the impact its policy […]