On Sunday 14th June, Afua Hirsch alleged The Sunday Times of racism. Hirsch tweeted a screenshot of the publication’s review of her book Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging. She was supported by writer Nikesh Shukla who has previously chronicled his struggles in being a writer of colour. She wrote,
“#Racism is when @TheTimes reviews your book saying a love of (black) music shows you have “no real hinterland”, your interest in Africa shows you’re never travelled in Europe and simply assumes, because you are black, you have an “obsession with weed”. The paper has never apologised.”
Recently many authors have taken to social media to indicate how they have been lumped into one BAME category even as the discrimination an individual from different minority groups face are different.