Slavery

Total 9 Posts

Edward Colston statue toppled: How Bristol came to see the slave trader as a hero and philanthropist.

5 min read
The statue was part of a push in the Victorian era to create mercantile heroes. Colston’s slaving activities were conveniently glossed over.

Public sculpture expert: Why I welcome the decision to throw Bristol’s Edward Colston statue in the river.

5 min read
After years of inaction by authorities, protesters have forced the point – opening a new chapter in this monument’s history.

COVID-19 is deadlier for black Brazilians, a legacy of structural racism that dates back to slavery.

5 min read
In Brazil, black COVID-19 patients are dying at higher rates than white patients. Worse housing quality, working conditions and health care help to explain the pandemic’s racially disparate toll.

America’s most trusted dictionary will redefine racism. Does it matter?

3 min read
Merriam-Webster will now acknowledge that racism is systemic. Can it affect the reality — and practice — of racism?

The uncomfortable past.

7 min read
It takes a dramatic event such as toppling a statue to force people to confront uncomfortable truths and the ugly reality of what the British Empire did abroad.

Statues are just the start – The UK is peppered with slavery heritage.

6 min read
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.

George Floyd’s death reflects the racist roots of American policing.

6 min read
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
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