Ojeaku Nwabuzo speaks about tackling racism and discrimination against people of African descent
ENAR Director [Policy, Advocacy, and Network Development] Ojeaku Nwabuzo, was invited to give her point of view when Equinet held an online workshop on ‘Equality Bodies tackling racism and discrimination against people of African descent’. Together with colleagues she discussed expressions of racism experienced by people of African descent in European societies, existing obstacles, solutions and responses that can be provided by equality bodies.
During the session, Ojeaku raised the important question: “How much development has there been regarding EU legislation and the commitment in the EU Action Plan Against Racism to review legislation in terms of law enforcement since the Black Lives Matter uprise in 2020?”. She stated that there continues to be a reliance on training and exchange of good practices and on criminalisation ‘solutions’ at the EU level and on hate crime, which is much of the same from before. Additionally, she states “as Black people in Europe we are very much in a similar place politically and socially.”
You can hear more about what Ojeaku had to say in the workshop from 01:56:08 below: