COVID-19 and Racism

Counter-stories of Colliding Pandemics, New and Old

Edited by Vini Lander, Kavyta Kay and Tiffany R Holloman

Published

Dec 1, 2022

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447366737

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Dec 1, 2022

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447366744

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
COVID-19 and Racism

This book addresses the prejudices that emerged out of the collision of two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism.

Offering a snapshot of experiences through counter story-telling and micro narratives, this collection assesses the racialised responses to the pandemic and investigates acts of discrimination that have occurred within social, political and historical contexts.

Capturing the divisive discourses which have dominated this contemporary moment, this is a unique and creative resource that shows how structural racism continues to operate insidiously, offering invaluable insights for policy, practicend critical race and ethnic studies.

Vini Lander is Professor of Race and Education and Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University.

Kavyta Kay is Senior Lecturer in Race and Education at the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University

Tiffany Holloman is a former Research Fellow at the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University.

Introduction - Vini Lander, Kavyta Kay and Tiffany R. Holloman

BLAME the BAME - Javeria Shah

COVID-1984: Wake MBE Up When Black Lives Matter - Tré Ventour-Griffiths

Black Vaccination Reticence: HBCUs, the Flexner Report, and COVID-19 - LaTonia A. Siler-Holloman and Tiffany R. Holloman

Pregnancy, Pandemic and Protest: The critical reflections of a Black millennial mother - Sharon Anyiam

It’s Alive! The resurrection of Race science in the times of a public health crisis - Jon E.C. Tan

It’s not just cricket: (Green) Parks and recreation in COVID times - Kavyta Kay

Muslim Funerals during the pandemic: Socially distanced death, burial and bereavement experienced by the British-Bangladeshis in London and Edinburgh - Farjana Islam

Racial Justice and Equalities Law: progress, problems, and potential - Robin Richardson

Out of Breath; Intersections of Inequality in a Time of Global Pandemic - Anon

An Exploration of the label ‘BAME’, other existing collective terminologies, their effect on mental health and identity within a COVID-19 context - Yemi Moses

COVID-19: The UK’s Colour-Blind Response - Jane Hinchliffe

Reviewing the Impact of OFQUAL’s Assessment ‘Algorithm’ on Racial Inequalities - Bruno Mallett

The Impact of COVID-19 on Somali Students’ Education in the UK: Challenges and Recommendations - Yusuf Sheikh Omar, Baar Hersi and Abdishakur Tarah

Conclusion: LONG COVID, LONG RACISM