Tag: systemic racism

#BLM, Global

Portland protests see intensification

Protests in Portland, Oregon have intensified following Trump’s deployment of federal forces to end the demonstrations.  Federal agents have been seen using batons, tear gas and riot gear to break apart the peaceful protests. Going beyond their original intention of ensuring the protection of federal areas and buildings, officials have been captured on video and…

#BLM, Science

Tackling climate change and pollution means tackling racism and inequality too

What do Scott Morrison, Jair Bolsanaro and Donald Trump have in common? Well, they are all national leaders who have been accused of climate change denial and racism in their terms in office. The countries under their leadership are severely affected by climate change, suffering through January’s Australian bushfires, 2019’s Amazonian wildfires and the US’s…

#BLM, Science

Racism in the healthcare setting

Racial biases within medicine have been rampant and prominent across history. With many doctors and scientists throughout history, reinforcing racial stereotypes and hierarchical systems within the quality of health care they provide. History shows decades of biased education, the exploitation of racial minorities as subjects for medical teaching and training, and unethical scientific experimentation such…

#BLM, Sport

Tokenism and Taboo: Football’s response to BLM

“As a football club, Arsenal has always adhered to the principle of not involving itself in politics”. In December 2019, the club made this press release in order to distance themselves from midfielder Mesut Özil’s criticism of re-education camps in China’s Xinjiang region, where up to 1,000,000 Uyghur Muslims have been detained. The relationship between…

#BLM, Sport

Why the B in BLM is so important

‘White Lives Matter Burnley’. That was the message flown over the Etihad Stadium shortly after kick-off between Manchester City and Burnley. To some, this may not seem problematic. Indeed, few would argue with the individual words of that statement whatsoever. White lives should matter, not just in Burnley, but everywhere. Yet Jake Hepple, the Clarets…

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