I Have a Passion to Keep Learning About Racism

My name is Simone, and I am a 3rd year BA (hons) student studying Race and Ethnic studies in England. I am doing my dissertation on the representation of black people in the media, looking at the UK and the USA from the 19th century to the present. I just wanted to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the pieces on your website. Before I started this course I did not know much about black history, slavery or racism and at school we never touched on the Jim Crow Laws. My father who is from Jamaica never explained until recently the racial discrimination he faced when coming to the UK in the 1960s.

I have a passion to keep learning about racism, discrimination and the history of these and other issues you talk about on your website. I want to carry on in this field and hope that I can make a small difference.

Thank you

Simone Carr
-- Feb. 4, 2007