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NHS organisations must face up to institutional racism

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I am fascinated by such articles and how the leaders are not keen and or able to take a stance on their systems. Institutionaliased racism has been highlighted in almost all government organisations, especially the public services. These kind of issues require courage; being able to take actions that most are afraid to take. My stance on this is that as a nation, you are required to set parameters for your people, and as immigrants come, they have to follow those parameters regardless. As I once read in one of the recent articles about immigrants fleeing from whatever place due to the oppression of their governments as a result of their systems based on their religions and culture, yet they want to bring that very religion and culture with them. How ridiculous is that for the receiving hosts to accept this? If you choose to go to Rome, you do what the Romans do. Isn't it that simple. Would you allow a visitor to your home to dictate to you how your routines should be? I believe that as visitors, regardless of how long immigrants stay, we remain visitors and should be treated as such. Political asylum is not a permanent status either; as politics in wherever states change, that asylum should be reviewed. I acknowledge that this view seems harsh, but I think it's a fair one. We can argue slavery and reparations, but you don't camp outside a prison because you have been wrongly imprisoned, or do you? You return home, regroup and adress whatever injustices with the support of your family and community. I therefore think there should be firm systems that encourage people to explore and experience whatever pursuits and safe passages, but to ultimately return to their homes despite intergenerational structures that exist. International immigration policy, by me.

Posted date

16 April, 2017

Posted time

8:21 am

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