Beyond Blackface in Europe

Blackface is not a new phenomenon, but the attitudes around it have evolved with the changing times. Today it may be seen as shocking or taboo, but its racist roots can be traced back almost two hundred years. While in the 1800s this “humor” was accepted as open racism that justified slavery and Jim Crow…

Sjors, SJimmie en Zwarte Piet

ENAR Report “Afrophobia in Europe” discusses Dutch blackface tradition and discriminatory curriculum in the Netherlands

On March 22nd 2016 there was supposed to be a dialogue at the European Parliament about the Afrophobia in Europe report with the European Network Against Racism but it got cancelled due to the Brussel attacks. Our toughts go out to all of the victims in the attacks in Brussel, but also to other victims of terrorism and…

ENAR Afrophobia report presentation

Launch of ENAR’s 2014-15 Shadow Report on Afrophobia in the European Union

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is launching its Shadow Report on Afrophobia in Europe on 22 March 2016 in the European Parliament in Brussels. Tuesday 22 March 2016, 11:00-12:30 European Parliament, Brussels The European Network Against Racism is launching its Shadow Report on Afrophobia in Europe. The 2014/2015 edition looks specifically at the situation…

slavery UK ENPAD

Public Statement by Civil Society Organizations in Europe and the US Representing People of African Descent on Britain’s Historical Involvement in the Transatlantic Traffic of  Enslaved Africans and Its Far Reaching Impacts

Articles appearing this past weekend in both the Guardian and Independent newspapers in Britain reveal the shocking scale of British “slave ownership” found in scores of official records which have found that thousands of contemporary Britons, including Prime Minister David Cameron, are related to “slave owners” who received huge sums of compensation when the “trade”…