It’s no secret that when people hear “black” they often think of a dark skinned person.
But when “black and minority ethnic” (BAME) is used as a label, that is exactly what many people think of.
But is it true?
Is BAME not a racial category?
What is the role of black people in society?
How are BAME groups different from white people?
And how do BAME people relate to each other?
In this episode of the RTE Black Label Society podcast, Dr Cynthia Stokes and Dr Richard Williams are joined by Black Label Society director Kerstin Josten to discuss what it is like to be black and minority, how BAME communities can better engage with each other, and what the future holds for the black label movement.
The black label movement has gained a lot of attention in recent years, thanks in part to the rise of The blacklist’ series, which has brought more attention to BAME issues.
Dr Stokes says the Blacklist” campaign is the latest example of a campaign that seeks to make Black people feel like they are not good enough.
“The Black label campaigns are the latest, most recent manifestation of this idea that BAME is not good in a good way.
This is a very common phenomenon amongst black communities and the reason for this is that it has been created in the name of Black identity, Black political participation, and Black economic empowerment.””
We are not bad, but the idea is to make people think that BEM does not have the potential to be a positive force.”
This is a very common phenomenon amongst black communities and the reason for this is that it has been created in the name of Black identity, Black political participation, and Black economic empowerment.
“In order to be successful, BAME communities need to be able to participate in politics and have the opportunity to vote.”
But we need to stop using the term BAME and start using BAME, Black, and BAME.
It’s the only word that can be used to describe us.
“We cannot make it about BAME.”