Arts & Culture
Dismantling Colourblind Racism in 2020: Police Brutality and COVID-19
- 12:00 pm
23 July 2020
Online | Free
Although overt, old-fashioned racism is no longer socially-acceptable, colourblind and other ‘new’ forms of racism dominate current racial ideology in the UK, US, and South Africa.
Colourblind racism is based on the myth that we live in a post-racial society and racial inequality no longer exists, and this ideology serves to uphold the current racial hierarchy.
This webinar will focus on the importance of dismantling colourblind racist ideology in order to address issues of police brutality and racial disparities in COVID-19.
Dr Adrienne Milner is an expert on race-ethnic inequality and Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Brunel University London. Her research focuses on racial attitudes, policy preferences, and health outcomes to examine issues such as police brutality, discrimination in the NHS, and affirmative action.
Krishen Samuel is from Johannesburg, South Africa and holds a master’s degree in Global Public Health and Policy. He writes on topics such as racism, queer culture and HIV. He is also a Fulbright scholar and will be embarking upon a PHD in Public Health in the US later this year.