Police diversity: 'Why join a force of people you mistrust?'. Of 6,999 officers serving in Wales, 128 (1.82%) identify as BAME or mixed race, the latest Office for National Statistics figures show: a Thread 1/

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-…
Wales' most racially diverse place is #Cardiff. In #Cardif, 20% of the population are #Black, #Asian or #MinorityEthnic. These are the most recent rates of stop and search according to race in #Cardiff

stop-watch.org/your-area/area… 2/
#Black people in #SouthWales are stopped and searched at a rate 7.4x times that of #White people in #Wales. Why? 3/ ImageImage
The knowledge of a lack of police diversity is no shock to us. We support the work of #BLMWales (led by grassroots activists) in the establishment of eight demands, including one of an inquiry into police racism in #Wales 4/

blm.wales/manifesto/ Image

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Jan 11, 2021
Yesterday, 24 year old man in Cardiff died after being subject to a violent arrest.

His name was Mohamud Mohammed Hassan.This thread is being written to compile everything that has been released over the past 24 hours in one place.

This is Mohamud.

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Veteran community activist, Lee Jasper, released this blog last night. We have gotten a lot of this information from Lee's blog, and we are so grateful for his work on this. [2]
Mohamud Mohammed Hassan was arrested at his home on 08/01/2020 8th January 2020 at 11 pm and was forcibly taken to Cardiff Bay Police station. [We are paraphrasing Lee Jasper's words]. [3]

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #Justice #Justice4Mohamud
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Oct 3, 2020
Our lives as welsh language speaking of colour differ hugely from the lives of non-POC who speak Welsh and and people of colour who don’t speak Welsh. A thread. 1/
There is an idea that only white people speak Welsh. This is plainly untrue. Many people of colour speak Welsh, and according to historian @Seimon_Brooks_, around 10% of #Cardiff docklands spoke Welsh during the heyday of shipping in South Cardiff 2/
On a theoretical level, these conversations are emblematic of the insider and outsider dynamic. Who is an “outsider” to the Welsh language? Who is an insider? What hierarchies, if any, emerge, and how are they exploited? 3/
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Sep 23, 2020
#DidYouKnow that #Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 is home to the oldest continuous #Black community in #Britain🇬🇧? From now until the end of #BlackHistoryMonth, we are going to be sharing facts+information about #Black heritage in #Wales to highlight hidden histories

#BlackHistoryIsWelshHistory 1/
Check out this website from @TigerBayWorld called "the Heritage and Cultural Exchange Archive". There is a wealth of resources including #OralHistory 🗣️, photographs and documents 2/

hcearchive.org.uk/collection-tree

#Hanes #Cymru #Treftadaeth #HanesDu #MisHanesDu #TigerBay
Not all #Black history in Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 beings+ends with #TigerBay: far from it. John Ystumllyn was an 18th-century Welsh gardener+1st first well-recorded black person of North Wales. He was stolen from Africa and brought to Wales. Here is a portrait of him as a teenager in 1754 3/ Image
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Sep 10, 2020
Even if a BAME woman is elected, the Senedd is not fit for purpose. 1 BAME woman won't change the dynamic of the Senedd. If the Senedd had never elected a Welsh language speaking white man, there would be uproar: and its legitimacy would be questioned: so why not 4 race+ gender?
What we have seen is a culmination of 20 years of ignoring discussions on "diversity" [who is "diverse"+ who isn't given location of Senedd in #Butetown, Wales 2nd most racially diverse ward?]. We have seen conversations on gender that resulted in gender shortlists w/o BAME women
Yes, of course it's important for politicians 2 reflect the communities they serve- but what do we do w/ the democratic gap and institutions that normalised a lack of 'diversity' in politics along w/ institutional racism? Who or what groups can benefit from that gap?
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Sep 9, 2020
Ydych chi'n gwybod am ymglymiad Cymru🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 yn y fasnach gaethweision? Defnyddiwch y wefan hon i ddarganfod mwy

ucl.ac.uk/lbs/
Cam 1: Ewch i'r wefan
Cam 2: Ewch i'r gronfa ddata i "advanced search"
Cam 3: Chwlwch am "Cymru"
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Dyma David John Edwardes o Gaerfyrddin. Daeth o Rhydygors yn Sir Bwrdeistref Caerfyrddin ac o Pilroath ym mhlwyf Llangainyn Sir Gaerfyrddin. Roedd yn berchennog caethweision o Gaerfyrddin.

ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/vie… 3/
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Aug 27, 2020
A controversial housing development has been given the green light🚦by Cardiff Council despite huge widespread opposition, two committee members failing to show up...yet the development on the site of Track 2000 will be going ahead 1/
Grangetown is the most multiracial part of Wales. Gentrification has made Grangetown and especially south and north Grangetown an attractive area as rent prices rise in #Cardiff, often pushing out Grangetownians who can't afford to live there any more 2/
We need a real radical grassroots campaign against gentrification to secure the longterm health of Cardiff, and to make sure that gentrification doesn't act as a form of colonisation [along with the attitude to esp young BAME people] from/by middle classes 3/
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