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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.
Merriam-Webster will now acknowledge that racism is systemic. Can it affect the reality — and practice — of racism?
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.