Black History Month Introduction; Prime Minister, Theresa May

I am so pleased to support Black History Month which recognises, rewards and celebrates the contribution made to our society over many years by the African and Caribbean communities.

It is an opportunity for us all to recognise the incredible achievements of successful African and Caribbean men and women across sectors including financial services, retail, media, the arts, science and technology and sport.

I remember, like many others in our country watching Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox, along with many other athletes, proudly representing this country at the Rio Olympics. African and Caribbean athletes have always had a hugely positive impact over young and old around the world and, for many years, here in Britain.

Celebrating these achievements is really important – but moreover, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our African and Caribbean communities in the UK for the enormous contribution you make to our country.

Equally, Black History Month is a time when we can be thankful for the huge progress made in the UK over recent decades in tackling racist attitudes, increasing diversity, and improving equality of opportunity – while of course recognising that we still have much further to go.

My mission is to build on what we have already achieved to make Britain a country that truly works for everyone, whoever we are and wherever we’re from.

So let me congratulate the organisers and volunteers for making this month such a bright and vibrant event and I wish everyone involved all the best.

Prime Minister Theresa May

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To quote someone on facebook:

“This is the same woman who has overseen some of the biggest human rights abuses in detention centres in the UK over the past 6 years, all of which have disproportionately affected Black migrant women. Someone who has condoned the indefinite incarceration of LGBT Jamaican and Nigerian asylum seekers and deported people who have lived here for their entire lives, splitting up scores of families.

The same woman who appointed a Foreign Secretary that referred to Africa as ‘that country’ YESTERDAY. A man who couldn’t care to discern the differences between Africa’s many nations, despite the fact the continent could fit the United Kingdom inside of it over 120 times. (More like Great Africa, am I right?)

This is the same woman who was found to have unlawfully removed 48,000 international students from the country. Who announced today that medical professionals from overseas who are propping up our struggling NHS will no longer be welcome here by 2025. By this time, all the British ones, fresh from being trained up on our non-existant NHS bursaries, will be clamouring to sign lucrative junior doctor contracts and replace them.

What does Black History Month mean when it’s endorsed by someone perpetrating some of the widest-reaching systematic racism in the UK today? Black lives matter, migrant lives matter, empty platitudes don’t matter.”


What a ridiculous choice of spokesperson for tolerance and equality. “[W]e can be thankful for the huge progress made in the UK over recent decades in tackling racist attitudes, increasing diversity, and improving equality of opportunity” – it’s arguable this is even true, but it’s certain that May’s government is committed to doing the opposite.


Please do some research before posting drivel like this. Her actions indicate her true character.


Dear Theresa May, Black History Month is not only about African & Caribbean communities in the UK, it is about all the Black peoples of the world, enslaved and colonised by the British, here and globally, now and hundreds of years ago, including all the countries where refugees are fleeing from bombs paid for by British taxes. Please do your homework…


There was no mention of the past of the UK economy were built off the backs of slavery, lives destroyed. Therese May never mention that black people are apart of the Royal heritage and that we serve an importance, which seem to be insignificant, now. Who invented the traffic lights, that we cannot do without? Blood transfusion? I can go on but the answer is black people, we are unrepresented. The UK owes us an apology but will black people get? I therefore say I am not bitter just disgusted of ignorant people who have a lot of negative thoughts about immagration, but it’s what I say “what goes around comes around”. The fruits of the white ancestors, taking from Africa without no mercy of the people andit’s now happening in the UK, the benefits system, housing. On a positive note, if schools teach the above in schools, racism won’t be so rife.


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