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