Title Waking up to the realities of racism in the UK Media name/outlet Financial Times Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 26/06/20 Description
The writer is a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester
Every now and then much of Britain discovers racism in much the same way that teenagers discover sex. The general awareness that it is out there collides with the urgent desire to find out where. People talk about it endlessly and carelessly, unsure of what to say or think or whether they are doing it right. They have lots of questions but, even if they did know whom to ask, they would be too crippled by embarrassment to reveal their ignorance. Everyone has an opinion but only a few have any experience. The interest never goes away, though its intensity wanes as they explore other things.
URL https://www.ft.com/content/b51d534f-5515-4717-a1e3-866f39955d8f?FTCamp=engage/CAPI/webapp/Channel_Moreover//B2B Persons Gary Younge