If your Instagram feed looks anything like mine, you’re probably seeing a lot of people expressing shock about the unclear outcome of the US election right now.


On face value, it’s understandable – the pollsters suggested a Biden landslide. I myself have written about my dismay that it failed to materialise. But the thing is, this shouldn’t come as a shock.


For years, decades, Black and brown people have been screaming about the impact of white supremacy and the presence of systemic racism – not just in US society but in the UK and elsewhere too. Recently, as the concept of allyship and being actively anti-racist entered the fore of the public consciousness and black squares filled our social feeds, it became easy to believe we were finally tackling inequality where it needs to be tackled – in white homes, in businesses, in our places of power.


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