@JBickertonUK Clearly you dont understand the history of 400 years of racism in the United States. I suggest you watch the program by Henry Louis Gates Jr on reconstruction after the civil war. Then look at figures like Booker T Washington
@JBickertonUK Who put a focus on economic empowerment as a way of tackling institutionalised racism, because only eight years after the end of slavery in 1883 until the civil rights act, the Supreme Court ensured that African Americans across all U.S. states had less rights than they did
@JBickertonUK After slavery was abolished and were worse off economically.
This was due to allowing officially segregation which led for many years to apartheid across the USA in businesses, restaurants, shops, schools etc.
Also if you have had the symptoms over a long period of time in the way myself, @bcdelaney1, Gemma and Paul describe please if you have not already talk to your GP and as I have done and Prof Tim Spector of @KingsCollegeLon encourages please self-report your symptoms on their/2
I have now made the decision to reopen my account.
I closed my account after receiving abuse for highlighting Richard Kemp's bigotry towards Muslims, being libelled by somebody and had my address revealed in a threatening way by a far left Corbynite FB group. /1
This was scary, upsetting and affected my mental health badly.
I feel embarrassed by that as I know people go through far worse as have I. One reason I was badly affected was I felt I was not able to cope.
It affected me so badly I cancelled a trip to see family in Israel. /2
I also have fought a running battle with clinical depression and am lucky to have an incredibly supportive boss in Fiyaz Mughal at @MAAS_UK.
In terms of support for my mental health, him and @lukeakehurst when he was my boss have been incredible. /3