Racism in International Context: Series

This week we’re broadening our focus beyond the U.S. to discuss racism within an international context in honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which just passed.  Joe recently wrote about the Sharpeville massacre, a key anniversary in the international anti-racist struggle and the event which prompted the creation of an International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which began in 1965, five years after the Sharpeville massacre.  The introduction of an International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in 1965 signalled a global commitment to end racial discrimination that has yet to be fulfilled.

In this week’s series, we’ll explore some of the ongoing problems and possible solutions to racism in an international context.