"Recent political developments have revived discussions on racism. But did we ever see the ‘end of racism’? Drawing on extensive research on the historical articulations of racism across Europe, Katy Sian explains how in the post-racial society, debates on anti-racism became invisible. This confusion allowed racism to grow unchecked". (source: lse.ac.uk)
What's your opinion? Do you agree with Katy Sian?

 

Between 2010 and 2013, when myself and colleagues at the University of Leeds were exploring the semantics of racism and anti-racism across Europe, there was a growing sense that racism was a problem that had been more or less resolved. In the UK, this enunciation of the post-racial came with a subjective definition in the Stephen Lawrence enquiry and the Macpherson report. Through the definition that a racist incident referred ‘to any incident that was perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person’, white people paradoxically came to represent the largest group of victims of racial violence. This counterintuitive conclusion reflected how the shift in the definition of racism removed the structural dimensions of power and, as a consequence, racism became fungible.

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The Nice's striker puts in the forefront to combat racism in football. Also a victim, this season, with racial insults that led him to react.

(the following article is in italian)

(source: sport.sky.it)

Il suo Nizza occupa attualmente il terzo posto in classifica in Ligue 1, Mario Balotelli e compagni però sanno che nulla è ancora deciso per la vittoria finale. Il Monaco primo è distante appena 5 punti e l’attaccante italiano vuole provare a lottare per il titolo fino alla fine.

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A turin a black boy victim of racial abuse has been banned for two days, for reacting with an elbow racial insult.

(the following article is in italian)

(source: torino.repubblica.it)

Due giornate di squalifica per il giocatore dell'Atletico Villaretto, Mbaye Moundiaye, vittima di insulti a sfondo razzista da parte di un giocatore della Mappanese durante la partita del campionato di terza categoria di domenica scorsa. Moundiaye sul finire del seconto tempo del match è stato espulso, causa una gomitata, e un avversario si è rivolto a lui con un "vaffanculo, negro di merda".

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Uisp Florence is launching a new initiative to combat racial and ethnic discrimination at any level.

(the following article is in italian)

(source: FirenzeToday.it)

No al razzismo. Per ribadirlo, Uisp Firenze lancia una nuova iniziativa, il progetto “Sportantenne: prevenzione, emersione e mediazione per combattere le discriminazioni”, con l'obiettivo di “contrastare le discriminazioni etniche e razziali di qualsiasi livello”.

“Come ci insegnano i fatti di cronaca, come il bambino picchiato su un campo di calcetto a Torino per aver difeso il compagno da insulti razzisti, neanche il mondo dello sport è al sicuro da questi episodi”, commentano i promotori del progetto.

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Some children tell how they became aware of racism.

(source: nytimes.com)

How did you learn about racism? Did you have any conversations with parents or family members at home? What was talked about, and how did the conversation start? Describe what you can remember.

In “Are We Raising Racists?,” Jennifer Harvey writes:

Last year at this time, my 7-year-old was running around singing the praises of George Washington. I was happy to see her so engaged with what she’d learned at school. But I was dismayed that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history.
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