Research on the contemporary role of Black activists in the fight against anti-Black racism
The standpoint of the research is that legislation against racial discrimination in the United Kingdom is in general ineffective. Race relations and equality legislation have failed to tackle some forms of racism, such as structural, cultural and institutional forms of racism. It has also failed to take into account the lived experiences of people of African heritage in Britain.
This research aims to collect the opinions of Black activists of African heritage (or mixed African heritage) on current-day anti-Black racism and identify potential solutions to end racism in Britain in areas as varied as employment, housing etc. The research identifies Black activists as people who engage in actions that bring about political or social change or at least attempt to amplify and better the situation of Black people in Britain.
This doctoral thesis also seeks to bridge the academic-grassroots movements’ gap and serve as a platform for Black voices to be heard.
Nosa seeks to speak to Black activists across the United Kingdom, especially outside of London until 31st October 2019. The interviews are expected to last around 40 minutes.
Please contact Nosa Imaghodo, PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology, University of Essex to contribute to this research.
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