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The chilling murder of George Floyd on the 25th May triggered worldwide outrage. Police brutality against black people in the US is nothing new, but what made this murder different was the recording of it which subsequently went viral, forcing people to wake up to the fact that racism continues to be a dark, ugly and evil force at work in our world today. I have had a lot of really good conversations with white friends about race since that horrific day. They have been shocked to hear about my own experiences of racism as a child and adult, and have recognised the need for change to happen at every level in society, including in education, workplaces and in church structures. However, there are so many layers to racism and there is work that we all need to do to eradicate it. It maybe that you are contributing to the racial inequalities that exist in the world without having a clue that you are doing so — accepting the way things are without challenging them. It is particularly used as a descriptor of colour for underwear, shoes and tights, and also for clothes in general, socks and bags.