A collaborative blog post by the School of Education.
The final week of Black History month offers an opportunity to reflect on how ongoing work in the School of Education strives to promote racial justice. The School recognizes the importance of a sustained commitment to racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement beyond the month of October. This post reflects upon important work that contributes to racial justice and the ways in which we can continue to support this commitment. (more…)
Blog post by Ugbaad Aidid and Robin Shields, School of Education, University of Bristol.
The brutal killing of George Floyd drew the world’s attention to the ways in which structural racist violence operates on a daily basis, but the tragic death of Shukri Abdi has gained comparatively little attention.
Twelve-year old Shukri, a Somali refugee who moved to the UK in 2017, drowned after she was forced to enter river waters by other students, who threatened to kill her if she did not. Her case highlights the social exclusion and racism faced by many Somali students across the United Kingdom. (more…)