“The Irish people are perhaps unique amongst Western European nations in having shared historical, cultural and Jungian currency with those of us with our roots in the Global South.” — @DrUmarAlQadri addresses #BlackHistoryMonth in Derry.
The roads in Northern Ireland were built by the British State; as were the housing estates; as were the hospitals; as were the schools; as were the community centres; as were the parks; as were the many infrastructure systems that keep society running every day. Catastrophic?
Here’s an idea of how infrastructure in the north was carved up along mainly sectarian lines rather than objective need. (It must be noted that Derry City was at that point gerrymandered to have a unionist majority on council)
Quite stark in terms of rail infrastructure. Only one town with 10k+ to the west of the blue line has access to rail. Partition also played a role as two separates states meant border counties were relegated to peripheral status too.
Astonished by the analysis here. It’s absolutely removed from political realities on this island.
No one wants to see a return to oppression and marginalisation. A new and United Ireland will be built on equality, fairness and rights.
Making my head explode 🤯