Old 11th Jun 2020, 05:36
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ORAC
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Brighton charging to the front to show its values.

Brighton, of course, has always prided (sic) itself on its vibrant diverse middle-aged white community..... (94% white)

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1850...ames-reviewed/

Black Lives Matter: Brighton street names to be reviewed

All street names are to be reviewed in Brighton and Hove in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The leader of the council has said it will be reviewing all plaques, monuments, statues and street names to ensure they “reflect the city’s values”......

“We will talk with the council’s BME Workers Forum, our local Bame communities and historians to ensure we fully understand the history of our statues and street names and we’ll work collaboratively to commission new street art installations which celebrate the Black community. I would like people to contact me directly if they are aware of any statues, monuments, street or building names which cause them concern.“

“We’re also aware of two plaques that have been identified on a website for removal. These are on private property. We’ll be contacting the owners to ask them to consider their appropriateness.”

This comes as a petition is created to add a sign to the Queen Victoria statue explaining the impact of the British Empire.........

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