Dr Martin Luther King, American civil rights leader, was assassinated 49 years ago this month. Our teaching resource looks at how the Guardian reported the event.

(source: theguardian.com)

In the article below from 5 April 1968, the Guardian announced that on the previous day Dr King was shot dead on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. Dr King was planning to lead a march of sanitation workers protesting against low wages and poor working conditions.

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Racism in football has deep roots and constantly evolves. Richard Giulianotti has made significant sociological advances in the area of football and in particular in the case of England. He uses the term “institutional racism”, in order to describe it as an “invisible” racism that exists for several years in the English football.  Giulianotti writes among others “despite the fact that till now there have been considerable efforts to eliminate racism, the specific phenomenon seems to have acquired an institutional form. Very few non-whites occupy coaching positions. The racist stereotypes against minority groups still remain”. The spread of social media played its own role in the phenomenon, as racist attitudes among users who tried to conceal their identity have been observed, directed either to players or fans.

(source: sportlarissa.gr)

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Rocco Persampieri former footballer, now executive and federal sports trainer, explains what problems you are living in the world of sport and how to intervene to solve them.

(source: wisesociety.it)

(the following article is in italian)

Lo sport va alla deriva? Verrebbe da pensarlo, leggendo quanto accaduto a un calciatore di terza categoria di una squadra provinciale aggredito perché ha difeso il suo compagno “colpevole” solo per il fatto di essere di colore.

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Through the European program ERASMUS +, the University of Macedonia participates in the project BRISWA (the Ball Rolls In the Same Way for All), which aims to examine the phenomenon of racism in football and to sports in general, to define it in a more comprehensive way and to find solutions to deal with it holistically. In order to achieve the objectives of the project a consortium was created by partners from six European countries, who are considered top in their field and have complementary abilities.

(source: dailythess.gr)

(the following article is translated in english)

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The history and the rise of racism in sport. From ancient Greece to the nineteenth century, due to of British imperialism.

(source: incipitmag.com)

(the following article is in italian)

Da sempre lo sport è stato un elemento unificatore: partendo dalle origini ricordiamo come le Olimpiadi nell’antica Grecia rappresentassero uno dei pochi momenti di tregua imposta a qualsiasi conflitto. Erano un pacifico raduno di tutti i greci in cui i partecipanti cercavano quella gloria personale che avrebbe permesso loro di ottenere l’immortalità. Gli atleti vincitori potevano essere un vanto per la loro città, ma ciò non prevedeva che in tal modo una città fosse superiore alle altre.

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