Conor McGregor, Racist?

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There’s a petition going around on uplift.ie which aims to urge McGregor to apologise for his racist comments, and it’s almost at 1,000 signatures…

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“You’re so black”

Colin is turning thirty

A while ago, another human being and I had a chat about the lack of cultural awareness in Ireland. Said human being stated that it was mainly due to the fact that “We just don’t know” and, to me that sounds like an excuse which cowardly coats the ludicrous implication that it is my responsibility to let people know.

For all the times that certain people have asked me if they could touch my hair, turned my hand around to see what colour my palms are, or angled their head quite obviously to see what colour my gums are, this is for you…

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Silence and Stereotypes: The Misrepresentation of the Black Community in the Irish Media 

I recently emailed a very well known and successful Irish casting website to cancel my subscription. I was told that I was not allowed to do so. They stated that the membership is an annual price paid monthly, I have to wait for the year to end to stop making payments. The response I received was fully equipped with picture proof that I signed up for the year. The reason I wanted to cancel my membership however, had nothing to do with money and it had everything to do with the redundancy of such a service for someone like me. 

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