Born in Armagh of a mixed heritage, Andy George has experienced racism of one kind or another for much of his life. But now, as President of the National Black Police Association (NBPA), he is in a position to do something about it.
With a Malaysian father and Northern Irish mother, Andy and his three siblings all occasionally encountered a sense of otherness as they grew up in Armagh. “Most people were very welcoming”, he says now, “but there were times when I felt I didn’t belong. I shared the banter but sometimes I didn’t feel the same.”