It may be of no surprise that this week's newsletter is reflecting on the Euros final. However, this championship has had a broader effect on society.
It is painfully evident that potent racism still exists in our society and the discourse surrounding race right now is hard for anyone to ignore. Many people of colour are not surprised by the racist vitriol that followed the England team’s narrow defeat. If anything, it has only strengthened my belief that minorities are too often only valued only as far as they are 'useful' - whether that is as an NHS frontline worker or an athlete achieving dizzying heights of success. Both examples are de-humanising and point to a dangerous transactional valuing of people.
Read our story of the week for a glimmer of hope amid all the disappointment.