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Ebony Rainford-Brent and Michael Holding on experiences of racism

The former professional cricketers Ebony Rainford-Brent and Michael Holding have shared their experiences of racism in the sport in a video broadcast by Sky Sports during the first day of England’s Test match with the West Indies.  The broadcaster Rainford-Brent emotionally talked about the racism she has experienced within cricket. ‘I love the game, I think it has so much more to offer,’ she said. ‘But it can be really difficult dealing with that day-in-day-out.’  Michael Holding, the former West Indies fast bowler and Sky Sports commentator also shared his thoughts on the barriers black people face both in sport and society, and spoke about the importance of Black Lives Matter movement. 

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    We are all equal. We shouldn't be judged by our colour. It is nothing more than disgusting.

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    Theres no such people who are black, they're brown, wonder what race labelled people as black..

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    Well the person who came up with the classification of race and colour, was a man name Johann Blumenbach in the 1700s, and guess what race he was??

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    I experienced racism from black people.

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