Black Lives Matter
Insights into racism, police violence, protests, stereotypes and equality
The death of George Floyd, the black American who was killed by police violence, has resulted in protests against racism worldwide. As a result, the Black Lives Matter movement has become prominent on the agenda. Various scholars at Utrecht University are contributing to this social debate. On this page we give an overview of these contributions.
"No Justice, No Peace: The United States of America Needs Transitional Justice"
We now see in the US what happens when human rights are undermined and trust in institutions, such as the police and the judicial system, is eroded by systemic racist and discriminatory practices.
This MOOC teaches you all about human rights worldwide
"The #BlackLivesMatter movement and the anti-racism protests reflect deeper problems, also in our own society. They are about discrimination and violence but also about social justice. Real change starts with action, but also with knowledge and awareness." The MOOC Human Rights for Open Societies contributes to this awareness.
White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race
In White Innocence Gloria Wekker explores a central paradox of Dutch culture: the passionate denial of racial discrimination and colonial violence coexisting alongside aggressive racism and xenophobia.
How to deal with controversial statues?
The murder of George Floyd by a white policeman has led to worldwide protests and demonstrations against racism and police violence. As a result, statues of historical figures are now also under discussion.
Manifesto for the establishment of the Dutch Emancipation Authority
As far as inclusiveness and equal opportunities are concerned, the Netherlands is not in good shape. The interdisciplinary research hub Gender and Diversity therefore argues in a manifesto for the establishment of a Dutch Emancipation Authority (NEMA).
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Utrecht University is working towards a better world and sees Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as a central starting point for the policy domains of education, research and impact.
Democracy and citizenship, human rights
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Political history and (post)colonialism
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Cultural memory and protest
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