Rebecca Carroll, a black Guardian columnist, wrote: I was adopted into a white family and I’m married to a white man. Still, when I am in a roomful of black people, or an all-black environment, I feel renewed, seen, held up and realized. The power of being surrounded by black people is that the sheer sense of community is enough. Replace black with other race and this opinion would still be understandable. Maybe human races aren’t just social constructions, there is something more subtle to it.
Across the Atlantic, this is also a question. “In Tower Hamlets we ethnic minorities are in fact the majority and Islam is the main religion, so black people and Muslims should be running this borough,” said Aaron Kiely, Black Student Officer for the National Union of Students.