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Bias in Britain: The truth about modern racism

Guardian Live

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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What is racial bias and how do we tackle it? Our panel, including Labour MP Dawn Butler, former footballer John Barnes, and chaired by Guardian contributor Afua Hirsch, will be discussing identity, representation and how we can address the issue of racial bias.

Bias in Britain, The Guardian’s series of reports published in December 2018, exposes the lie that political correctness has been tipping the scales in favour of minorities, presenting data that shows the huge impact of racial bias - particularly in the areas of politics, sport, the arts and education.

With 53% of people from a minority background feeling they have been treated differently because of their hair, clothes or appearance, and 41% having had someone assume they aren’t British on the basis of their ethnicity, The Guardian’s series highlights the hidden impact of everyday racism and the long-term consequences of complicity and unconscious micro-decisions.

What are the effects of racial prejudice on individuals? Is society doing enough to address unconscious bias? How can we tackle it? Further speakers to be announced.

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.

Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please email guardianlive.events@theguardian.com

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Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
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Wednesday, 8 May 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)


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