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#BlackLivesMatter – beyond the hashtag

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Black lives matter (BLM) is a global activist movement that campaigns against racism, discrimination, and violence towards black people.

台湾妹娱乐中文网,台湾佬娱乐网The movement began in 2013 after the killing of an innocent African-American teenager . This caused outrage among the black community, not only in the US but around the world. At the time the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter was created to share the protest on social media, causing global headline news.

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台湾妹娱乐中文网,台湾佬娱乐网More recently, the movement has again made headline news following the unjust death of George Floyd and many others who have lost their lives as a result of racism.

Going beyond the hashtag we want to share crucial research and insights which can help each and everyone one of us tackle anti-black racism across the globe. We've gathered several freely accessible resources including journals, book chapters, and blogs all of which explore the evidence of anti-black racism which appears within contexts such as education, workplace, and healthcare.

If you are working on related research that can help tackle anti-black racism, or if you would like to contribute to the content featured on this page, please get in touch.

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America cannot be great when Black lives do not matter

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Freely available articles, book chapters, and special issues

Black Business Management History

There has been a call in recent times to ‘decolonize the curriculum’. This special issue answers that call with six compelling articles that are poised to make a meaningful contribution to the literature.

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BLM can reduce racial discrimination in the workplace

Research shows that today, black employees are persistently paid less than their white counterparts, experience more wage theft through overtime and minimum wage violations, and are underrepresented in senior leadership positions and on corporate boards. This article proposes three ways to help organisations make black lives matter in the workplace.

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The representation of BLM in US media needs to change

This article examines coverage of the (BLM) movement in seven US-based newspapers to make recommendations for media practitioners to avoid racialisation of news. The study found that language of crime, lawlessness, violence, blame for nearby acts of violence, and inflammatory quotes were often in the content about BLM.

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BLM can impact classroom teaching

The founding principles of Black Lives Matter, particularly diversity, intersectionality, loving engagement, and empathy, can be used to enhance and improve college teaching to make it more diverse and inclusive. This article is valuable to those looking for specific ways to include more diverse and inclusive teaching strategies.

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Librarians have the power to influence change

This article highlights how libraries have the power to spread the knowledge about movements such as BLM and explores the implications that take place when this support is not given. Openly addressing the BLM movement by hosting community forums, invited speakers, displays, and programming can help community members understand the issues involved.

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Organisations need to be doing more to support black employees

Racially traumatic events – such as police violence and brutality toward black people – affect individuals in and outside of work. This article discusses the importance of both the availability and creation of resources to help employees to maintain effective workplace functioning, despite such difficult circumstances.

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Social control policies against “black criminals” must be stopped

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BLM can help stop "justifiable homicides"

This peculiar problem reifies old notions of racial inferiority and racial profiling that stem from a long history of lynchings in America, and highlights a broken legal system that shows bias toward poor communities and communities not of the racial and ethnic majority.

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The rise of BLM movement in police shootings

The chapter utilises theories of policing, employs a media analysis, and develops an issue history to explain the background to problems with policing in African-American neighbourhoods over many decades, culminating in the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Transactionalism can help black students in schools

Transactionalism carries promise to help interrupt current, systemic practice that negatively reifies Black bodies and reasserts Black bodies as central, full participants in democratic action. An analysis of transactionalism as interpreted from Democracy and Education and other Deweyan writings is followed by an analysis of Coates’ memoir.

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People of mixed-race deserve to be represented and identified

Contemporary social movements have been defined by their focus on the "right to identity." For mixed-race civil society, the struggle for the right to identity has led to contesting the social meaning of race as previously imposed by government bodies. This contestation is important in the process of forming race.

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