Many have attempted to claim that ‘things are better here’ for black people than in the US. This ignores both Europe’s colonial past and its own racist present.
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This isn't a conversation that only Americans are having. Demonstrations are occurring across every continent (excluding Antarctica), in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, while also examining racial injustice and police brutality in their own countries. Examples here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_George_Floyd_protests_outside_the_United_States
The Longreads Club is a twice-monthly program hosted by WorldOregon's Young Professionals group. Join us for Longreads Club where we discuss a long-form article focused on global topics every other week. Rather than skim the headlines, we are trying to dive deep and learn from each other to gain a better understanding of world events. No membership or registration required - although it's nice to know who's coming so RSVPs are encouraged. Read the article, show up, and join the discussion!
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