My story: Dorothy, 93

One of my nieces works in a school in the UK, my other niece’s workplace is closed. I know that two of their workmates have died. In Jamaica I have relatives whose children can’t go to school and this makes it so clear to me and I’m sure to many others who came here from another country that this pandemic has affected the whole world.

I think more could be done to help people in the black community right now. People in high places say one thing and do another. That’s what the problem is. They make promises and never fulfil them.

When I think about coronavirus I have been more worried for younger black people during this time than us older people. I have lived a long time. The young have got their lives to live. I want them to be able to live them. I’m on my way out, they are just coming in.

It feels like everything’s in a mess right now. In the past we were happier, even though we didn’t have a lot. We didn’t crave a lot but we had a way to be contented.

I think more could be done to help people in the black community right now. People in high places say one thing and do another. That’s what the problem is. They make promises and never fulfil them.

When I think about coronavirus I have been more worried for younger black people during this time than us older people. I have lived a long time. The young have got their lives to live. I want them to be able to live them. I’m on my way out, they are just coming in.

It feels like everything’s in a mess right now. In the past we were happier, even though we didn’t have a lot. We didn’t crave a lot but we had a way to be contented.

Dorothy

Dorothy

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