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SACMHA, Sheffield

“When I think about the pandemic, it’s hard to separate out the pandemic from the murder of George Floyd. And certainly for our community, the African Caribbean community in Sheffield, the two were very, very inter-related.

What struck me, was the same conversation my father had with me, as a young Black boy needing to try harder, needing to be better, not expecting what other citizens from the white majority community took as a right - I was having that conversation with my grandson.

And that shook me. It was shocking. And it made me think we still - yes, there’s been improvements, I will be the first to say there have been improvements - but we’ve still got a long way to go.”

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