Print, pen & ink, 90 cm x 60 cm. 2018.
On the surface it would appear that there is less racism in the UK than in the past. Post world war two Britain was largely a society with accepted racism, with racial attacks and outright discrimination almost seen as the norm. Although legislation has changed this drastically; racial prejudice is still present in modern British society, except that now it appears to be more nuanced. The media in the UK have been accused of perpetuating negative racial stereotypes. Even London's Metropolitan Police have admitted that claims (against them) of institutional racism are justified. Many contemporary black British artists and activists are voicing their experiences of racism and prejudice to give a voice to those who remain silenced; thus bringing awareness to a subject that many would rather remain unspoken.