Stories

Our stories - what it means to be Black. Antiracism work for a racially inclusive workplace and society.

Stories of 1000 Black Voices

Shada’s Story 

You turn up at their door and the blood just drains from their face. 


Shada

 Colour more of a factor than qualifications or experience 

Hellen’s Story 

We have to wait at the back of the queue. 


Hellen

Belittled

Kevin’s Story 

I experienced [racism] through racial profiling. 


Kevin

Shocked 

and 

Shaken

Alex’s Story 

I was even told …I need to be …a completely different person. 


Alex

The Work Mask

Louis Story 

They kept me at distance, kept me away…

Pretended to be my friends and then mock me, laugh at me. This creates a feeling of anxiety in you even from an early age.


Louis

Unwanted

Kunle’s Story 

I shouldn’t have been treated that way…

I didn’t do anything wrong.


Kunle

Trauma

Ifetola’s Story 

I have to think about 

my Blackness 

every 

single day.


Ifetola

Once Ashamed


now


Proud

Richard’s Story 

I co-operated with them and the police officer thanked me for my demeanour. So basically my demeanour…is what saved my 

life.


Richard

Guilty of

Being a Black Man

with Dreds

Angela’s Story 

I have experienced racism throughout my entire working life.


Angela

The Organisation’s 

House Nigger

Joshua’s Story 

As a young Black Man in America, 

you never know what encounter may grow fatal…

You always need to give a reason for everything you are

everything that you

are doing.


Joshua

The Ordeal