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CoDE News: Summer 2022

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How should we deal with statues of men whose wealth came from the slave trade? 

Protestor holds a sign saying 'British history matters' next to a contested statue
Based on our 'Contested Statues' research this video explains some of the approaches taken to dealing with slave trader statues. We argue that history is not, in fact, 'set in stone' but ripe for continual change.


Window with sign that reads 'We cater to White trade only'

Whiteness is an invented concept that has been used as a tool of oppression

'Universalising their experiences, in turn, has permitted white people to speak of themselves as individuals, who are unmarked by race and racism.' Meghan Tinsley, writing in The Conversation on the role that 'whiteness' has played in racism from the 17th Century to today. 


Recorded events

Remember that you can watch all our event recordings on Youtube. Events from the past year have covered topics from diversity in the creative and cultural sector to the crisis in racial capitalism
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Early Career Race Network Monthly Musing

10.30am, 28 July 2022 (online)

A virtual space for network members to get together and discuss current affairs with a 'race' lens. Join our network mailing list for login details
Black woman attending crowded meeting, facing away from camera fist raised, with 'We move' text

We Move - A Race Equality & Migrants Rights Summit

2-4 September 2022 (Leeds)

We are one of the partners for the Runnymede Trust conference on race equality and migrants' rights. Tickets now available


Cover graphic for The We Society podcast from the Academy of Social Sciences

Gary Younge on identity politics and America

You have to take a stand for what's right

This new episode of We Society Podcast features Gary Younge in discussion with Will Hutton, covering identity politics, race and America. 

Event recordings

Missed one of our events? Catch up in your own time. (Full playlist.)
Herman Gray during the online event
'The Limits of Racial Representation: Race, Culture, & Media
How has the politics of racial representation changed in the past thirty years? Herman Gray and Anamik Saha discuss the prospects and limits of representation, in light of changing political commitments to visibility and representation as routes to social equity.

New research on gambling harms

Dharmi Kapadia is leading a new research project on gambling harms and how support services can be made more accessible to minority groups. If you are:
  • From an ethnic or religious minority, or refugee or asylum seeker background and
  • A gambler, or affected by someone close to you who gambles
please consider taking part in this important study
Closeup of coloured pencils

Animator wanted

We are planning a short animated film about racism and its impacts. We would especially keen to hear from animators from minoritised religious and ethnic groups with lived experience of questions of cultural difference and racial inequality who can bring this, as well as strong artistic skills, to the project. Please contact for details. 

Academic articles and papers

If you hit a paywall, please just ask the author for a free to access version. 

Tackling racism: moving beyond rhetoric to turn theory into practice - James Nazroo's opinion piece in the BMJ makes the case that we must acknowledge the underpinning role that racism plays in creating health inequalities if we want to reduce them. 
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