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The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence us | Afua Hirsch

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Many British people are ignorant about how racism works. Yet when black people try to explain, our experience is deniedIn Britain we seem to be living in a kind of educational apartheid, in which most of us remain profoundly ignorant about racism and its history. This leaves a minority who have either a lived experience of it or have made an effort to self-educate with the gargantuan task of communicating how racism works, and the language in which it manifests. It’s unpaid labour, of course: work that is unavoidable in regular interactions with people on the other side of that educational divide. So one of the best things, it seems to me, about Sheffield University’s decision this week to recruit students as “
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