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Understanding and Interrupting Systemic Racism: A ‘Race Equality Receipt’ as a mechanism to promote transformational conversations and stimulate actions to redress race inequality

Thomas, Dave S.P and Mikel, Malik (2021) Understanding and Interrupting Systemic Racism: A ‘Race Equality Receipt’ as a mechanism to promote transformational conversations and stimulate actions to redress race inequality. In: Thomas, Dave S.P and Arday, Jason, eds. Doing equity and diversity for success in higher education: Redressing structural inequalities in the academy. Palgrave Studies in Race, Inequality and Social Justice in Education . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-65667-6. E-ISBN 978-3-030-65668-3. (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-65668-3_24) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82355)

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Abstract

This chapter argues that transformational conversations pertaining to race equality can only be productive if evidence-based mechanisms are in place to reconcile proposed actions for redress. Guided by socio-legal theory and Critical Race Theory (CRT), Thomas and Mikel suggest that this reconciliation is built on the legacy of systemic racism, at least 400 years ago and recommends acknowledgement that overt physical violence and brutality, microaggressions, racial harassment, racial bullying, discrimination and institutional racism are manifested in universities in myriad ways. These mechanisms of prejudice affect people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds in general, and people from Black backgrounds more extremely. Taken together, they have a traumatic, debilitating effect. The authors proffer a Race Equality Receipt as tangible proof of delivery on commitments to promote race equality.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-030-65668-3_24
Uncontrolled keywords: CRT, Race, Race Equality, Receipt, Systemic racism
Subjects: L Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Dave Thomas
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2020 12:33 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2021 10:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82355 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Thomas, Dave S.P: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7561-9719
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