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Will a summer of race protests create lasting change? – Prof of History of Slavery at Bristol Uni

Olivette Otele is an historian who is currently Professor of History of Slavery at Bristol University and Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. She is the first black female history professor in the UK.

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Her most recent book, ‘African Europeans: An Untold History explores a history that has been long overlooked, shedding light on questions very much alive today―on racism, identity, citizenship, power and resilience.

She talks to Krishnan about her thoughts on a summer of race protests, the complex idea of imposter syndrome and the power of young people.
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    looting stores and burning buildings is sure going to leave a lasting change 🙂

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    Hello everyone! I am wondering why you do not add English subtitles to your wonderful interviews so that English non-native speakers, like me, can enjoy and learn from them. I hope you take it into consideration soon. Wishes!

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    England’s Guard

    The media is trying to start a race war

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    Wesley Clark leaked memo 7 countries in 5 years is a code word for rigging 2000 to 2012 by CIA to destabilize the nations of Iraq Libya Syria Somalia Sudan Lebanon Iran regardless of who is president because they want to import illegal immigrants through NGOs=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mrJRHwbVG8

    we should strip biden of half his wealth and then give all citizens the same healthcare as senators for real justice

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    MostlyLoveOfMusic

    hopefully they leave the comments open so that people can explain the reasons for the dislike ratio

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    Shes speaking a lot of sense.. The rhetoric of calling a person of a different race "one of the good ones" or "exceptional" may seem okay to you but really your saying that their race is nothing and that they shouldn't be classed with their own race due to their success…
    These conversations need to be had so things we can be better toward each other instead of be upset over misunderstandings
    The standard race baiters are in the comment section already singing their same tune of hate

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    "…Will a summer of race protests create lasting change?" Methinks not! Having grown up under apartheid and living in the "belly of the whale" i.e. The Netherlands for more than four decades, I am convinced that racism will be around for the next five centuries if Global Warming does not put mankind out of its misery sooner. I wish you well with your appointment and hope that the writings of Frantz Fanon, James Baldwin, W.E.B. du Bois, et al will appear on the reading list of your students. I end with a quote from Frederick Douglass: "Man's august claims are born of earnest struggle!"

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    Why do you pretend the Nadia chan video never happened Channel4news? You’re an antiwhite terrorist supporter.

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    Jonathan Lipscomb

    I need a boyfriend 💋💋💋💋💋💞💞💞💞

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    Channel Four News is obsessed with racism. Ironically, this news programme doesn't appear to have any right of centre staff in their news team. So much for diversity. Hypocrites!

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