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"I can't breathe" - expert comment on the Minneapolis protests

Protests have erupted across the USA over the death of George Floyd. Dr Lydia Plath, Associate Professor of US History, comments.

Professor Franklyn Lisk on South Africa's xenophobic attacks

Professor Franklyn Lisk, of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, discusses the looting and violence in South Africa targeting foreigners in which five people have died.

Why the racial problems in Missouri are reaching into every state – Dr Tim Lockley

Dr Tim Lockley is an American Historian who specialises in US race relations. Reacting to the news of rioting in Baltimore overnight, he said: "I think that the Freddie Gray case illustrates that the racial problems we saw in Missouri almost certainly reach into every state and in particular the larger cities...

Tue 28 Apr 2015, 10:00 | Tags: USA, Expert comment, Ethnic Relations

For many the killing of Michael Brown is a grim throwback to the era of lynching, where white people were rarely held accountable for their actions – Dr Tim Lockley

Dr Tim Lockley is an American Historian. Reacting to the news of developments in the US overnight, he said: "The unrest in Ferguson has to be understood in a historic context of racial tension."

Tue 25 Nov 2014, 08:16 | Tags: Culture, International, History, Ethnic Relations

The Census of 2011: Some Christmas Stories

The results of the U.K. census of 2011 have been published. They carry three messages for Christmas. One is a tale of foreigners bearing gifts. Another concerns the decline of Christian belief. Finally, the first two stories are connected, but not in the way you might think - Professor Mark Harrison from the Department of Economics explains.

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