Thursday October 29, 2020

A race that’s not yet run: Emma Dabiri interviewed

The author and social activist is encouraged by the spread of Black Lives Matter protests across the western world, but knows there is a long way to go before anything approaching true racial equality is achieved

20th September, 2020
Emma Dabiri: ‘What’s needed is to cultivate solidarities and coalitions among people’ Picture: Daniel Lynch

When Black Lives Matter protests spread across the world earlier this year, new conversations about race and identity were had on social media at a rate never seen before. Mobilisation, protest and education were spreading across platforms like Twitter, as well as encouragement for non-black people to start “doing the work”: reading, listening and learning about black experiences and histories across the world.

During this time, many activists put together reading lists; books...

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