cjm 101: #BlackLivesMatter

Date: 
Tuesday, 29 September, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter is the slogan adopted by a social movement in the USA following the deaths last year of black people by killed the police.  Racism is institutionalised and a feature of everyday life in the USA, in spite of the civil rights movement during the 1960s.

This side of the Atlantic, we were led to believe that the UK is a 'post-racial' society, where people from all ethnic groups felt safe and discrimination was something consigned to the past.

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