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BLM Facts and Stats on why black lives matter – thanks to ABLUK

From All Black Lives UK

When we shout Black Lives Matter, we never said other lives don’t matter…

…we said WE MATTER TOO.

We can go on for days explaining to you why we have to still scream Black Lives Matter, but let’s let the ‘Facts + Stats’ do the talking!

Creds to our Co-Founder @n0tasha_ and our graphic designer Tom for creating these ✊🏾✨

Black Lives Matter Facts + Stats, compiled by ABLUK

Black women are five times more likely to die during pregnancy.

Black people are 10 times more likely to be stopped and searched.

Black people are 3.5 times more likely to be arrested.

Black people serve prison sentences that are 50% longer for the same crimes.

Black Caribbean children are 2.5x more likely to be temporarily excluded from school and 3x more likely to be permanently excluded.

White households on average earn 18% more than Black Caribbean households.

Only 37% of Black Caribbean people own their own homes compared to 68% for White British people

For every one white person, 3.7 black people are detained under Mental Health Act.

More ‘Facts + Stats’ to come…

Are you suffering racial discrimination in your workplace? Get help today

We get lots of enquiries about how to access help and advice on racial harassment and discrimination issues at work from people who are not in a trade union.

Thrive Law is an excellent law firm for equality and discrimination problems and you can contact them at: blmsupport@thrivelaw.co.uk

Lesson plan for Entry 2 learners for English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

My name is Lucilia  Branco and I am an ESOL tutor. 

I work for Tower Hamlets idea stores and teach English to speakers of other languages. 

As ESOL teachers we work with a lot of migrants and refugees and believe their voices should be brought into conversations about race and racism. 

I , together with my colleague Lisa Thomas, have created a lesson for my Entry 2 learners (elementary level – still beginners) .

Survey: Examining cannabis use, experience and cessation by people who are of black and mixed race.

Hello, my name is Ella and I am a third year psychology student in the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds and am currently undertaking my third year research project. The purpose of this research is to study black and mixed race individuals in order to advance our knowledge and understanding of their cannabis use and experience. This group is being studied as they are not currently well represented in research. To do this research, we want to make sure that we are looking at the right issues and asking the right questions – and we hope you might be willing to help us with that. The ideas suggested by people will be used in a further online survey which you are also welcome to take part at a later stage if you wish.

Participation is voluntary, and if you decide you are interested in taking part in this research, you will go on to answer a few questions. This will take about 10 minutes and you are not asked to tell us your name, address, email or any other identifying information. We just need to know your views.

Who can take part?

Due to my level of qualification, the study can only recruit people who do not currently use cannabis or any other illegal drugs and who are not currently receiving treatment for drug use. You must not have used cannabis in the last 6 months. All participants must also be aged 18 and over and not be suffering any mental health difficulties. You need to be able to understand and respond to a survey in English.

Primary researcher: Ella Beaumont
Contact: ps14e3b@leeds.ac.uk
Supervisor: Dr Siobhan Hugh-Jones
Contact: s.hugh-jones@leeds.ac.uk

To take part in the survey go to leeds.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/phase-one