EbeneMagazine – CA – ‘We all have a responsibility for diversity’

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England and Manchester City Demi Stokes says promoting and understanding diversity is everyone’s responsibility and requires more than social media posts

The 28-year-old full-back was speaking as part of the Premier League’s No Room For Racism campaign

« If you don’t know, read books, » said Stokes, who hopes to see more people of all ethnicities helping fight racism

« If you’re curious, ask your black friends Just ask even if you feel a little uncomfortable »

The former Sunderland youth added: « It is important that we continue to challenge ourselves and do our research and keep pushing for change

“We did Blackout Tuesday and a lot of people did, but it’s easy to just post – how can you keep getting things done again?

« It doesn’t have to be all the time, but it can be little things like these that can change your mind or make you understand. I think everyone has a responsibility to keep pushing this Everyone has a responsibility to help « 

Stokes, of South Shields, also wrote an open letter to herself of eight, posted on the Manchester City website, revealing that she suffered racist abuse at that age, in her first game of football

Playing for an all-women team in an all-men league, Stokes said he reported the abuse to the referee who then removed the boy in charge of the game

« I remember he was crying and at the end of the game he came and he apologized, » she added

« It’s not good that you are 8, 28 or 40 years old. It doesn’t matter, it’s still not nice »

The Premier League has provided educational material to over 18,000 primary schools in England and Wales, through its Premier League Primary Star external links program, aimed at encouraging discussions on equality and discrimination

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EbeneMagazine – CA – « We all have a responsibility for diversity »


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