- Bell Ribeiro-Addy is a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom representing the Labour Party
- She has opened up about how Blacks and people of other nationalities are treated in the United Kingdom
- According to her, racism still exists and it is institutionalised; she adds that it appears in a subtle way
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Bell Ribeiro-Addy, who is the Labour Member of Parliament (MP) for the Streatham constituency in the United Kingdom (UK), has opened up about the treatment of Blacks in the country.
According to her, there are growing levels of racism and maltreatment of Blacks in recent times.
She added, per a report by theghanareport.com, that contrary to popular belief, racism is still present.
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Ribeiro-Addy went on to say that it has become institutionalized and is therefore present but in a subtle way.
In an interview with Joy FM, she noted that Blacks are often treated in a certain way which invariably downgrades them.
This, she explained, is still the case, despite the significant contribution of Blacks and other immigrants to the development of Britain.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ribeiro-Addy and Abena Oppong-Asare won the Streatham and the Erith and Thamesmead constituency seats for the Labour Party.
Two years ago, three other Ghanaians, Samuel Philip Gyimah, Adam Afriyie and Kwasi Kwarteng won seats in the UK party to represent the Conservative Party in Parliament.
Kwarteng was later appointed by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson as the UK Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and a senior member of the government attending cabinet
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that a veteran footballer, Victoria Conteh, has been appointed as the coach of the East End Tigers Football Club.
Information available shows that she is the second woman to manage a top-flight male football team in Africa.
Meseret Manni, of Ethiopia, who coached Dire Dawa in 2015, is on record as the first woman to play such a role.
Per a report by BBC News Africa, Conteh describes her appointment as a wonderful opportunity, a shocker and a perfect Christmas gift.
She revealed that she was called for the role during her time with the police when training with the Delta first division team.
According to her, the owner of the club, Victor Louis, reached out to her and she accepted the offer.
Conteh states that the team has welcomed her as a mother and a sister and it was no surprise they drew 1:1 in their first match.
In her opinion, African countries need to learn from the management of the club who gave her the opportunity.
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