Black Lives Matter: West Indian players (as well as England players and match officials) took the knee before the start of the first cricket Test on July 8.
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The Black Lives Matter movement reminds us that using national anthems at sporting events is often insensitive and whitewashes the prevalence of racism in sport.
For West Papuans in Indonesia and Indigenous Australians who live within systemic racism and oppression, #BlackLivesMatter resonated deeply.
Evidence shows sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories helps break down stereotypes and prejudice. But these stories are absent from the majority of classroom literature.
The European Commission promises a debate about representation. It should consider how Black and other people of colour feel about Europe.
A ‘Black Lives Matter’ billboard hangs above a Modell’s in New York.
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Big businesses often engage in social activism because they want to sway public policy outcomes. They’re not exclusively trying to appeal to liberal customers.
Migrants rescued at sea in early July on board the Ocean Viking in the Mediterranean.
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Official statistics record 377 deaths in the Mediterranean in 2020, but the true figure is likely to be much higher.
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As the Black Lives Matter movement has , statues of figures linked to slavery have been removed. Such actions are just symbolic, however. What is at stake is the systemic transformation of the present.
Demonstrators march in the Black Mamas March to protest police brutality, June 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
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Some lament that today's anti-racism movement has no charismatic leaders like the civil rights era did. Such comparisons don't reflect the real history of the struggle for Black equality in the US.
When the Edmonton Eskimos released a statement in support of Black Lives Matter, the team was criticized for not addressing the controversy about its racist team name.
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In the wake of protests about systemic racism, sports teams are under increased pressure to lose their racist nicknames. An Inuit scholar calls on the Edmonton Eskimos to do the right thing.
Barriers for Black scientists won't go away without substantial funding – and measures that don't require white people to lose out.
Black Lives Matters murals on boarded-up businesses in New York City.
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What will it take to change a brutal and militaristic style of policing in America? Political will.
Muslims of all backgrounds pray during the 2019 Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
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The Quran recognizes 'no superiority of a white person over a black person.' That notion, radical in 7th-century Arab society of slavery and tribal divides – remains unrealized 1,400 years later.
Demonstrators protesting against police brutality in Chicago.
The police killing of George Floyd galvanized populations already frustrated by the effects of COVID-19 to take to the streets.
Survey data shows British people continue to hold racist views and that minorities continue to face discrimination when applying for jobs.
The Bonus Army stages a demonstration at the empty Capitol on July 2, 1932.
Underwood and Underwood, photographers; Library of Congress
Marches, demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.
The Black Lives Matter demonstrations that took place across Canada during the pandemic showed that individual actions can make a difference.
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We have seen our ability to act in alignment with public health measures during the pandemic. People's everyday actions could also make a difference in addressing systemic injustice.
There are more than 3,600 territories in Brazil that are home to Quilombola, descendants of escaped slaves, but few hold titles to the land.
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Jair Bolsonaro's government has put forward laws that could put Indigenous land into the hands of mining, agricultural and timber businesses.
President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. had thousands of empty seats, thanks at least in part to the actions of teenagers who mobilized on the social media platform TikTok.
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If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
Mahlikah Awe:ri along with thousands of people demonstrates during a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto on June 19, 2020.
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How much further study is required and how many witnesses need to be called to establish the reality of the violence of racism?
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Lampard’s point - that his opportunity to manage was exclusively the result of his own hard work - reinforces the belief that football is meritocratic, which it is not.