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School Students Discuss Eliminating Racism

School Students Discuss Eliminating Racism

Senior students from Berkeley and Saltus joined forces for an initiative to highlight the need to work towards the elimination of racial discrimination. The Berkeley Institute and Saltus Grammar School held a joint session as part of Imagine Bermuda’s involvement with the UNESCO’s Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which is being... Read more of this article

U.N. Day ‘Two For One’ Celebration On Tuesday

U.N. Day ‘Two For One’ Celebration On Tuesday

Imagine Bermuda and Chewstick Foundation are collaborating in the observance of the United Nations’ Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Tuesday, March 21st , a date that is also UNESCO’s World Poetry Day. “To this end we are inviting Island residents to join a ‘two- for- one’ celebration – Poetry 2 Progress –... Read more of this article

Video: Sir John Swan On Race Relations

Video: Sir John Swan On Race Relations

“We are a divided community on economic grounds,” Sir John Swan said, adding that until “everybody feels as though we’re all working together to get benefits, we’ll always be this divided community.” Sir John Swan, who served as Premier from 1982 to 1995, recently sat down with Bernews for a live interview on a... Read more of this article

Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

Video: Dr Hardy On Racial Trauma Dynamics

The dynamics of racial trauma on the lives of young people was the topic of a meeting this evening [Feb 22] at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Hall in Hamilton, with an international expert providing a presentation.Dr. Kenneth Hardy visited the island at the request of Family Centre to “provide training to social service providers on the... Read more of this article

CURB Release 2016 Racial Justice Platform

CURB Release 2016 Racial Justice Platform

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] released their 2016 Racial Justice Platform which they said contains 27 proposals “for bringing about racial justice in our community.” “This document is the result of multiple meetings, discussions and outreach and the represents the consensus of the CURB Central Council,” the organisation... Read more of this article

Racial Dynamics In Bermuda In The 21st Century

Racial Dynamics In Bermuda In The 21st Century

A new report —  “Racial Dynamics in Bermuda in the 21st Century: Progress and Challenges” — has been released, with the report one of several outcomes of the Aspen-Bermuda Partnership on Racial Equity, a collaboration between more than 60 individuals representing Bermuda’s community and researchers from the Aspen Institute Roundtable... Read more of this article

CURB: Use Of 315F “Excessive & Unreasonable”

CURB: Use Of 315F “Excessive & Unreasonable”

Citizens Uprooting Racism In Bermuda [CURB] said it was “with regret” they heard the police announce that over Halloween they will be using Section 315F of the Criminal Code, as it is both “excessive and unreasonable” and “one of the unintended consequences of Section 315F is direct and indirect racial profiling.” Yesterday... Read more of this article

Stoplisted Speaker: Special Interests “Conspired”

Stoplisted Speaker: Special Interests “Conspired”

[Updated] A video which appears to have been posted online by Ayo Kimathi claims that “special interest groups, particularly the promosexuals and homosexuals have conspired” resulting in him being “banned from a black country.” Following his speech in Bermuda, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said the comments by Mr. Kimathi... Read more of this article

Minister: Kimathi Placed On Bermuda Stop List

Minister: Kimathi Placed On Bermuda Stop List

The comments by Ayo Kimathi about homosexuality and interracial partnerships are “entirely offensive and propagate hatred,” and he has been added to the Bermuda stop list effective immediately, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today. A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center calls Mr Kimathi a “gay-bashing, revenge-seeking... Read more of this article

CURB “Streamlining Operations” Due To Funding

CURB “Streamlining Operations” Due To Funding

Citizens Uprooting Racism in Bermuda [CURB] said they “will be streamlining its operations due to funding difficulties” adding that “the need for CURB’s work in the community is needed more than ever, and is supported by a growing number of people in Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “As with many charities on the island,... Read more of this article

OBA, PC, CURB & Marcher: “Mental Illness” Sign

OBA, PC, CURB & Marcher: “Mental Illness” Sign

The debate over the “mental illness” sign carried during Friday’s march continues, with the OBA condemning the sign as “clearly racist”, CURB saying they believe “the sign was divisive and inflammatory” however “do not condemn or judge this lady,” while the People’s Campaign noted the sign... Read more of this article

PLP Condemn “Racist Attacks On Bermudians”

PLP Condemn “Racist Attacks On Bermudians”

The Progressive Labour Party “condemns the vicious, degrading and often racist attacks on Bermudians across various media outlets,” PLP Chairman Maynard Dill said today. Mr. Dill said, “The March for Democracy on July 15th, 2014, drew a broad cross-section of the community; seniors who have built this island, young persons who are... Read more of this article

CURB Call For Govt Immigration Policy Review

CURB Call For Govt Immigration Policy Review

CURB is calling on the government to “urgently put on hold all status applications and carry out a comprehensive and bi-partisan immigration review” which should “take into account Bermuda’s oppressive and discriminatory history with regard to racialized immigration legislation and discriminatory voting rights.” The statement... Read more of this article