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From Hurricane Katrina to George Floyd

The murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020 sparked an outcry against police brutality and racial injustice in the United States. In the wake of the killing, support for the Black Lives Matter movement rose sharply among white Americans.

Demonstration

Bearing witness to the history of black lives in Britain

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.

Portugal

Blackness as encounter

The themes of becoming and opposition as identification resonated with me, a white man from the US, as I searched for alliance strategies of anti-racism and anti-essentialism in historically the most creolised part of Europe: Portugal, and more specifically, the capital city of Lisbon.

Perry Interview

An interview with Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry

In regards to the Criminal Justice System, how can we reduce the representation of BAME individuals on the conviction side and increase the representation on the preventative side such as Policing, Lawyers and Forensics for example?

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The stigma of being ‘Black’ in Britain

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.

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