Stormzy donerar över 100 miljoner kronor för att bekämpa rasism i Storbritannien

“Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long”.



I vad han beskriver som “the beginning of a lifetime commitment” tillkännager nu Stormzy att han åtar sig att donera över 100 miljoner kronor (närmare bestämt 117 miljoner kronor) över de kommande 10 åren till “organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.”


Pengarna kommer att doneras via hans #Merky-stiftelse. I ett uttalande i samband med nyheten säger Stormzy:


“The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life — simply due to the colour of our skin. I’m lucky enough to be in the position I’m in and I’ve heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying, ‘If the country’s so racist how have you become a success?!’ And I reject that with this: I am not the UK’s shining example of what supposedly happens when a black person works hard. There are millions of us. We are not far and few. We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born. Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it.”




I dagarna kunde även Stormzy ses protestera i London.





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