Repost: 35- Can Research Tell Us How to Talk About Racism?

Thursday, 5 Aug 2021

Repost: 35- Can Research Tell Us How to Talk About Racism?

Repost: 35- Can Research Tell Us How to Talk About Racism?

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In the last few weeks a familiar subject matter has dominated headlines again: is structural racism an issue in the UK, Norway, France, and many other countries? Is this term, which is often situated in an American context, relevant to Europe and other parts of the world? PRIO Research Director Marta Bivand Erdal goes beyond the debate on whether or not structural racism is a useful term to the heart of the matter: no matter what terms we use, she argues, people are experiencing discrimination big and small in their everyday lives. And often linked quite simply to other people’s assumptions, which they base on what a person looks like. How can these incidents be resolved and reckoned with?

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