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Locking down Leicester - Expert Comment

"Lockdowns in democracies have always been about trust. In order for localised lockdowns to be effective, it is important to know what the public health threshold is for creating a localised lockdown so that communities don’t feel that they are being disproportionately impacted." Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the potential challenges of a Leicester lockdown.


The fall of Colston is not the erasure of history – it is history in the making

Professor David Lambert, a Professor of Caribbean History at the University of Warwick, comments on the bronze statue of Edward Colston, who profited from the Royal African Company’s trade in enslaved men, women and children, being toppled and tossed into the harbour in Bristol.

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 13:39 | Tags: racism, protests, History, protest

Expert comment - why Black Lives Matter is a UK issue as well as a US one

"How many in Britain know about the Bristol Bus Boycott or the 1958 racist riots in Nottingham and Notting Hill?" As Black Lives Matter campaigners including actor John Boyega gather in Hyde Park, Dr Simon Peplow, Senior Teaching Fellow in 20th Century British History, turns the spotlight on "Britain’s long history of racism." 


"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.


Dr Abdullah Sahin on the London Islamic Centre attack

Dr Abdullah Sahin, expert in Islamic Education in the Centre for Education Studies, comments on the car attack outside an Islamic Centre in north London during a time of spiritual significance in both the Islamic and Hebrew calendars.

Wed 19 Sep 2018, 15:59 | Tags: Religion, News, racism, crime, Terrorism, Islam

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