Battle of Ideas Festival 2021 – Racism and how to fight it

Battle of Ideas Festival 2021 – Racism and how to fight it

Filmed at the Battle of Ideas Festival 2021, this discussion arranged in partnership with Don’t Divide us, looks beneath the surface at what is going on and considers key questions. Is the contemporary anti-racist route of exposing white privilege the right way to challenge discrimination? Or does accentuating racial difference risk defeating any prospect of solidarity? Is it right to claim that society remains structurally racist, or should we be more specific about the differences between individual racist prejudices and institutional racism? Is contemporary anti-racism helping or hindering freedom and equality for people of colour, and who should have a say in how to fight for their rights.

The speakers are:

Kunle Olulode – Director, Voice4Change England

Professor Patrick Vernon OBE – Independent Non-Executive Director

Birmingham and Solihull ICS; social commentator; co-author, 100 Great Black Britons; creator, Every Generation Game: Windrush Edition;

Fellow, Clore and Winston Churchill The Chair is Dr Alka Sehgal Cuthbert – Head of Education and Co-ordinator, Don’t Divide Us; author, What should schools teach? Disciplines, Subjects and the Pursuit of Truth