We need to talk about systemic racism in Denmark

| 31.07.2020 By Bashy Quraishy

In Denmark, there is a long tradition of not wanting to talk about racism and denying how structural racism has been a major obstacle for ethnic minorities.

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Social media extremism can be “asymptomatic”

| 27.07.2020 By Mark Dechesne

A large scale European study of current right-wing and Islamist extremism on Twitter shows that many online contributions fall under the radar of law enforcement or social media’s own standards to remove hateful content from their platforms. To address these challenges, effective policies should aim to balance inclusiveness and prevention of extremist acts.

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‘We Demand Justice for George Floyd’ – An Open Letter

| 3.06.2020

An open letter by Fatima Zaman and Yasmine Ouirhrane, undersigned by ’the Collective of Voices’, an international group of activists, journalists and supporters of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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Corona Diaries: Voices from the...

| 29.05.2020 By

The Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating structural racism and inequalities in society, with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups bearing the brunt of its impact.

Many ENAR members are doing their part to ensure that solidarity and justice are upheld. Read their ongoing concerns about the main emergencies during this crisis and their initiatives to move forward.

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Unveiling anti-Roma sentiments in...

| 4.05.2020 By Ismael Cortés

The European Union is founded on the principles of human dignity and equal treatment irrespective of racial or ethnic origin. Upholding this commitment, the European Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, recently called EU member states to "do their utmost to prevent national or ethnic minorities, in particular Roma, from becoming scapegoats in the current crisis". Yet the Covid-19 pandemic has already unveiled anti-Roma sentiments across Europe, and this opens up a necessary debate on racism in our European societies.

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In France, vulnerable foreigners...

| 31.03.2020 By Gabrielle Peyres

Following the spread of the Covid19 virus in France, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron communicated on 16 March 2020 the containment measures recommended by the crisis cell and adopted by the National Assembly on the same day. This speech, using defence and nationalist rhetoric, combines a feeling of anxiety with a feeling of belonging to a single national community that must be protected. It prioritises protection measures according to membership of this national community and de facto excludes vulnerable categories of foreigners from national containment measures.

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