A personal experience shared publicly on Facebook with the following caption:
"I’ve just had a very upsetting experience at the GP surgery with racism and I am posting this to people ask people to think about what they are saying. Black lives matter movement has brought people together but it’s also been very traumatic for me to relive all the racist experiences I’ve had over my life and to see very hurtful and insensitive comments everytime Sheffield online or other pages posts about black lives matter the awful comments of people being against it. It’s so hard to understand why people are against people fighting against racism or have to argue against it! If you don’t understand please educate yourself. I’ve spent a lot of the last two weeks with anxiety and tears because it’s actually really hurtful and it just proves we aren’t getting anywhere. I thought to myself I wonder when the next time someone will be racist to me be but didn’t think it would be this soon. I urge people to think about what they are saying and stop being so rude you don’t need to make comments like “but not all black people are nice or what about everyone else”! You are missing the point entirely. The fact no one said anything today proves that some people aren’t ready to help with this movement. The thought that mark would have to come with me to the gp so I had someone their incase someone is racist is so sad but even then it wouldn’t matter I remember once I was followed by security and then when I was leaving they asked to search my bags I asked if they would be searching marks bags but he said it wasn’t necessary only mine? Think of the embarrassment that caused me and it’s not half as bad as some of the things people have said to me or what others have to endure. Please just think before you post about it and you don’t have to post about it if you don’t want just be kind please."