The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25th, 2020, and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests that occurred all over the world has led to some long-overdue scrutiny of areas of society where diversity and multiculturalism are sorely lacking. Today, anti-racist campaigners are not afraid to call out sectors where Black representation is low and to demand immediate change. The beer industry is no exception.
Guild Member Profile
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What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?
Freelance journalist who has been published by BBC Culture, Guardian, Pellicle and Oct.co
What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?
I am interested in diversity, as a British-Asian campaigner for racial equality. I strive to interview people of colour where possible
Pieces of work by David:
When novelist Will Self said “not all Brexiters are racists, but almost all racists will be voting for Brexit” he summed up eloquently how the 2016 EU referendum’s Leave campaign had made all people of color feel unwelcome.
Populist politicians were given too much air-time and they turned a nuanced, complicated issue into a simple choice: them or us. Brexiteers, like Nigel Farage, made EU nationals, like Polish laborers, their economic scapegoats for the country’s growing social deprivation, with their dog-whistle rhetoric leading to a huge spike in racist attacks and prejudiced language after the questionable 2016 result.