Afua Hirsch (@afuahirsch )

Afua Hirsch

Bio Best-selling Author, Journalist, Broadcaster. Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging is out now!…
Location London
Tweets 8,8K
Followers 52,8K
Following 8,5K
Account created 05-02-2009 10:57:43
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TweetDeck : This is such a metaphor for what happens to people of colour in the British establishment - new entrants get forced to conform to pre-existing culture, thereby eradicating the original point of diversity…

TweetDeck : Christine Louis So, I created racism by acknowledging it exists. Unfortunately, racism not a personal characteristic, its a system, one I'm not capable of creating (flattered u think so much of my powers tho!). Esp imposs to see how I cld create division by simply analysing what's already there

TweetDeck : Arun Singh Ladyrare You are very polite but I'm not in the business of asking people enjoying white supremacist ideology to please not racially abuse me. History suggests that such polite requests do not usually produce the desired outcome

iPhone : Douglas Murray searches through his long history of experiencing structural racism in Britain, and declares it all over. This is white privilege personified… The Spectator

iPhone : If, like me, u missed it, this BBC R4 docco by Afua Hirsch on the Biafran war is brill. Great recapping of a conflict largely forgotten in Britain (& v interesting take on how it changed modern journalism)…

iPhone : If Meghan can normalise feminism, and send a message that this is what we expect of people in positions of power, that will be very helpful, says author Afua Hirsch #VictoriaLIVE

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iPhone : Tired of being told how black women should feel about Meghan/ the Royal Wedding/ potential acceptance/ assimilation/ great change on the horizon, I sort of shouted some feelings about it to Afua Hirsch when neither of us realised it would be the Time Magazine cover feature