Our Approach

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Black is a political designation of the lived experience of oppression triggered by visible racial difference, usually colour and physical characteristics. Those of us who live in this space, are nevertheless diverse in respect of class, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, immigration status, faith, cultural capital, the shade of skin and personal characteristics.

We actively pursue continuous thinking and conversation about what it means to be black in the UK. Being black is a multi-faceted site that continuously navigates the constancy of anti-black oppression based upon the crude identifier of African heritage and skin colour and the diversity of experience within this.

Intersectionality shows up in the cultural container of conversationsas defined by groups and organisations and the emerging cultural context contained within each discussion.

Using systemic questions and the formation of new narratives The Black Policy Institute also offers a suite of interventions that seek to engage in discussions around intersectionalities within the professional and community sector.