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Weʼre raising £3,000 to Help fund legal costs in challenging racism against culturally conscious black staff in Islington Council by female caucasian cliques.

London Borough of Islington, London, UK

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Help fund legal costs in challenging Racism against culturally conscious black staff in Islington Council. Black staff who are not seen to have assimilated into British life and still hold Black Consciousness ideals are hounded and pressured out of the Council. Any blacks that challenge the status quo of a dominant caucasian female powerbase are silenced, targeted, and forced out.

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A number of African and Caribbean people have been forced out or dismissed from Islington Council children’s services department. These people are isolated and not able to speak up about the historical institutional racism whitch rewards the cliques ad it’s supporters through promotion and awards of employment without interview bypassing many of the recruitment and selection processes. On the flip side caucasian females undermin all opportunity for black cohesion undermining the black forum (BME Forum), even dismissing its chair.

There are a number of tribunal cases that have been running in isolation ant these same council officers act recklessly and vindictively with public money. Their vindictiveness will mean that they will cost the public purse up to £200,000 (tribunal costs and council money)**. These individuals should be held accountable for their disregard and contempt for the public purse.

There needs to be a detailed survey of black staff to identify the problems that they face with the insidious nature of their forced blindness to equality for black staff. The council wants to silent the debate to ensure that the inequality continues.

Help fund legal costs in challenging racism against culturally conscious black staff in Islington Council by female caucasian cliques. Speak up and sign our pettition (You can donate anonimously to avoid reprisals). We have action and demonstration days planned for early next year.

**Despite the judge instructing Islington Council to attempt to settle a dispute and save the tax payer money, they have vindictively flat out refused to enter into any settlement negotiations. To defend the case it is estimated to cost Islington up to £50,000 and the cost to the public of running a tribunal case for 10-15 days as is expected in this case costs upwards of some £150,000 of tax payers money. These costs are if they win the case against them. The costs increase substantially if they lose.

The council officers have a blatant disregard for tax payers money and should be made personally liable for the costs to the public purse. Their negligent actions are nothing short of a dereliction of duty to the public purse.

The center of this case is that of racism. A black man has claimed that a group of predominantly caucasian women have acted maliciously against him, manipulating support from a few non whites. He outlined that the borough treats people less favorably the darker their skin is. In his attempt to explain to them the differing levels of discrimination that people of darker skin face, LBI officers set upon this explaination of differentiation as racist. LBI caucasian officers in their racial ignorance decide that to differentiate some caucasians (white skinned people) as invisible minorities is racist. People with white skins are treated far better and achieve better outcomes. The boroughs public records confirm this. A white skinned Greek woman called this man black Caribbean when he is black English yet she received no sanctions. The black man has however been dismissed for calling her a White Greek woman the borough itself classifies the Greek woman as “White other” in its ethnic monitoring. The black man outlined that the colour bias in Islington effects people who are visibly identifiable as black. This visible distinction is at the center of bias in the borough. Islington still has no black representation at senior director level.

There is an expectation to remain colour blind when the discrimination is targeted at black people. The mere mentioning of this racism is an offense in their eyes, yet they still fail to offer racial induction or any form of race discrimination training for staff. Numbers of black staff have been pushed out or dismissed from the council. (Through terminating contracts or pressuring staff to leave). We are collecting names of any black staff that have any similar or shared experiences with LBI. Please contact us at isliiblack@gmail.com. We are collecting evidence of these cases. It’s time that we have training to sensitize staff to the do’s and don’ts of equalities.

The youth offending service is failing our young people.

Caucasian female staff afraid of the very young people they are supposed to work with and rehabilitate. In the targeted support section staff are constantly either prematurely closing cases or continually skipping black young men’s cases by saying that the young people wouldn’t engage with voluntary interventions. Instead the Caucasian women are left unchallenged and even praised for working substantially with predominantly Caucasian young women. They fail to work with black youth to enforce boundaries or follow up on challenging negative patterns of behavior. The whole dynamic of fear and racism isn’t even allowed to be discussed and therefore the unequal treatment and outcomes for black young people continues unabated.

It’s time to take a stand and change the pattern of young lives being destroyed, and challenge the professionals who should be working to change these imbalances in outcomes. We cannot continue to allow working classed and black young men to kill each other while we fail to look at the race and class dynamic of their treatment.

Any money that is not used to directly fund the legal challenges against Islington council will be donated to groups making a difference to black young people’s lives.

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    Islington Council have failed to respond to the fact that they are showing contempt to public finance. ‘All they want to do is secure their agenda’. We seek to get 10 people a week to support the urgent review

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  • Catherine Edwards

    Catherine Edwards

    Sep 17, 2018

    £30.00

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    Sep 8, 2018

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 7, 2018

    When wil this behavior stop. If we don’t support injustice we might be next on the list.

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