They’re not just honest or ignorant mistakes, and they can poison an otherwise pleasant interaction.
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White people are often defensive when they're called out for these subtle snubs and insults. But researchers have found that microaggressions correlate with racial bias.
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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.
Survey data shows British people continue to hold racist views and that minorities continue to face discrimination when applying for jobs.
Talking about race is important, but not every family does it – or does it well.
In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of white parents of 6- to 11-year-olds said they didn't talk to their kids very much about racism.