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Don’t tolerate subtle and subversive discrimination!

There are many examples of subtle forms of racial discrimination. In employment, it can take the form of failing to hire, train, mentor or promote a racialised person. Racialised persons may find themselves subjected to excessive performance monitoring or may be more seriously blamed for a common mistake.

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A society based on white privilege is white centred.

“Whenever there is an unequal distribution of power, if you look upwards in the hierarchy, you tend to see white people; if you look down, you tend to see people of color,” Johnson said. This does not mean that most white people have power, because most don’t. It does mean that the most powerful people are likely to be white.

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India’s untouchables Racism: Trends and Patterns in Discrimination

More than one-sixth of India’s population, some 160 million people, live a precarious existence, shunned by much of society because of their rank as “untouchables” or Dalits—literally meaning “broken” people—at the bottom of India’s caste system. Dalits are discriminated against, denied access to land, forced to work in degrading conditions, and routinely abused at the hands of the police and of higher-caste groups that enjoy the state’s protection.

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Interpretative denial is at work when the facts are not disputed, but their interpretation disguises their racist aspect.

Literal racist denial is widespread as a governmental reaction to human rights reports, and is expressed in such statements as: Your reports are exaggerated; your position is alarmist, sensationalist, harmful; we work on issues constructively while your way of exposing things is destructive, etc.

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‘I have nothing against blacks, but . . .’

One of the crucial properties of contemporary racism is its denial, typically illustrated in such well-known disclaimers as ‘I have nothing against blacks, but . . .’.

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Theresa May preaching “Duty” rather than the “Duty of Care”

Theresa May in a short speech in New York, warned world leaders at the United Nations that they have a “duty” to stop the onward flow of migrants. Despite the facts of the real atrocity – Mrs May is willing to preach Duty rather than the “Duty of Care”.

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Greatest changes to the global economy

In the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, one new force changed everything. Today our world is undergoing an even more dramatic transition due to the confluence of fundamental disruptive forces any of which would rank among the greatest changes the global economy has ever seen.

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Emerging markets can tap the Potential of digital in the food chain

Emerging markets can tap the potential of digital in the food chain through innovations such as precision agriculture, supply-chain efficiencies, and agriculture-focused payment systems.

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A Call For Estate Agents to be Regulated!

Estate Agents in the UK don’t need to have studied or show any credentials. They merely need a good suit, shiny shoes and waffle. However what most people don’t realise is that there are specific legislation prescribed which protects the consumer and they will do well by not believing every word which comes out of an agent’s mouth.

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The Problem with Blind Obedience…and what of Religion?

A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority.

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