This post looks beyond legislation and parliamentary debates about gender equality at work to consider the stories of Black and Asian women’s workplace activism and their wider campaigning relating to workplace gender equality.
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic that has disproportionately affected black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, people across the globe have taken to the streets in protest. They have gathered in solidarity to express anger about George Floyd’s death and the persistence of police violence.
The recent Black Lives Matters (BLM) protests offer a juncture for Britain to have a broad and sensible conversation on race and racism, similar to that headed by the Clinton administration in America 20 years ago. The recent re-appearance of the debate on terminology – the question of how to refer to racialised groups in Britain – may be the beginning of this.
The world is increasingly unthinkable – a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, tectonic shifts, strange weather, oil-drenched seascapes, and the furtive, always-looming threat of extinction. In spite of our daily concerns, wants, and desires, it is increasingly difficult to comprehend the world in which we live and of which we are part.
This post was originally published by The Scotsman – Blog post by Dr Gwenetta Curry, Lecturer of Race, Ethnicity and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK Black people are 2.7 times as likely to die from the virus compared to their white counterparts with Asian people 1.5 times more likely to die than whites. The announcement of …