Saturday, 19 November 2016

N-WORD INCIDENT ON MY HIGH STREET

Walking down my high street, nice group of four 14yr old best friends arm in arm, three of them South Asian one East African, they having a nice time and bantering and one Asian lad says to another one for in friendly jest something something then uses the N word to refer to his friend: I step in straight away with a sharp but not too aggressive: *dont* use that word. Youth is somewhat startled his friends laugh and say he shouldn't use that word. Intervene constructively if you see or hear the youngers acting incorrectly, it has an impact. That Asian youth will never forget that another Asian man his father's age told him not to use that word. These are our children in or communities, I respect them and seek to move with them towards liberation.

- Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
20 Oct 2016

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