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Bristol Bus Boycott, what really went on?

One landmark British Colonial global irony among many in late mid and late ninetieth century was that in 1963 - Kenya among many other African countries attained independent from British Colonist's. Back in Bristol City UK, an unofficial bar on any Black or Asian people getting a job either driving or conducting the buses in Bristol was practiced.

Bus Boycott a landmark event for British civil and legal rights. Campaigners enraged from signs that read ‘No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs,’ fought for racial equality and social justice. Their protests led to the end of ‘the colour bar’ which banned Black and Asian people from driving buses. Their actions paved the way for the UK’s Race Equality Acts and ultimately impacting the UK Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 protects the rights of equalities groups, like KAIB (Kenyans Association in Bristol) and others.

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