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Racism in football

On BBC Sport, Match of the Day pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer recently had a conversation about racism in football. Shearer, the white ex-England international striker asked his black ex-teammate Wright: “Do you believe a black guy gets treated differently to a white guy?”

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Teachers of Deaf Children: Black Deaf Lives Matter

It seems a wonderful job: teaching small groups of children, supporting deaf children to succeed in school, having close contact with families of deaf babies from birth, making adjustments so that deaf children navigate the education system more independently.

“We Outside” but do we belong? – Discovering sports, leisure and the outdoors while Black

By Lucien Staddon Foster For many in the UK, this week marks the beginning of university life; a week shaped by nerves, endless small-talk, and hundreds of enthusiastic society reps encouraging you to try something new. And yet, when it comes to outdoor sports and leisure activities, getting involved can often seem daunting. They can …

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White Supremacy’s Monuments: On the Removal of Robert E. Lee

On 8th September 2021, a crowd gathered on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, USA, near the base of its iconic statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The atmosphere in the crowd was jubilant as workers positioned a crane, wrapped the statue in a harness, and finally–after an hour of preparation, a year of court cases, and 131 years of racial terror set in stone–pulled the statue down from its plinth. 

Looking as white

In this critical moment of race relations in America, a sustainable black-white allyship in favour of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is already slipping away, as tracked by national polling data.