The way George Floyd was killed was too much for all of us, but we can no longer allow conversations of equality to be prompted only by acts of violence. Three weeks on from the killing of George Floyd, much of the world is already starting to move on. The protests held in his name […]Read More Why does it take death for us to talk about progress?
At the 1936 Olympic Games, Jesse Owens won four gold medals in the literal beating heart of rising Nazi Germany. His performances towered over the fallacy of the regime’s assertion of racial superiority, and the combination of his victories and sheer contextual magnificence will surely be remembered for as long as there is sport. The […]Read More The performance of equality
I see a lot of people – people I respect, love, value – saying they feel uneducated, that they don’t know many black people, that they want to be supportive but are afraid of saying the wrong thing, that they don’t know how to help, how to effect the change that needs to be made. […]Read More A letter to my white friends
Things between Justin Gatlin and athletics fans came to a head at the World Championships in London last night, as the 56,000-strong crowd let him know what they think of him. It’s no use asking why other drugs cheats weren’t booed, because Gatlin isn’t other drugs cheats. Let’s look instead at what he has done […]Read More Why was Justin Gatlin booed?