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The Psychiatrist by knockdownginger The Psychiatrist by knockdownginger
Institutional ignorance.

Police in England and Wales are seven times more likely to stop and search black people than white people, according to the BBC.

There's a couple of small edits I'd like to make, not to the dialogue but just to a couple of the illustrations, but oh well.


Black mental health UK



EDIT: This has now been translated into Arabic by *Ahmedqatar, the Arabic version can be seen here [link] .
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I'm from Belfast n when I was 16, me and my friends were waling down the road (completely innocently btw) and this police car pulled up beside up and asked ot search our bags. 2 of my friends refused because they didn't have any reason to search our bags, they didn't have anything on them anyway but i had a plastic bag with energy drinks and crisps and to appease him give it to him, he OPENED my UNOPENED drinks and smelled them, accused me to walking to a house party to be drunk underage, asked where i was going and when my friends refused to give him their bags he threatened to take us down to the station and give us a physical examination.

Luckily he gave up after we all protested at that. In hindsight I should've gotten his registration car number but ahk well.

Oh and I'm white btw, I'm from a catholic area so maybe that's why but tbh, police these days are getting way way outta hand.
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knockdownginger Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hah yeah I'm not saying it doesn't happen to white people, just that proprtionately it happens more often to black people.
Being from a Catholic area propbaly doesn't help, it still pisses me off that they were ever called the ROYAL UC and I doubt you can change the apprach of an entire institution just by changing the name.
Thanks for the comment :)
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rlkirkland Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know the figures but it is a sad fact that this is true in the USA.
There are some signs that it is SLOWLY getting better.
I'm hopeful
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knockdownginger Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. bad as things are, the situation has changed a lot even over the past 20 years or so. Racism as a concept is more widely understood and therefore easier to identify and challenge... that's something.
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rlkirkland Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: ~ :)
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Ahmedqatar Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can i translate it to Arabic and re-post it?
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knockdownginger Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, yeah I would flattered, long as it's credited to me and you link back of course :)
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Ahmedqatar Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will post it here in dA and sure i will link you :)
Thanks!
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knockdownginger Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, lemme know when you do I'd be interested to see it :D
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Ahmedqatar Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will send you a note!
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