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Anti-black racism in the Amsterdam region

The overview report 'Anti-Black Racism in the Amsterdam Region' provides insight into the nature, extent and personal impact of experienced anti-Black racism and discrimination. The Meldpunt Discriminatie Regio Amsterdam has been explicitly registering this form of discrimination since 2017 and conducted research on these reports received over the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Three main points emerge from the reports. First, the reports show that anti-black racism is both an everyday and an institutional problem in the Amsterdam region that affects all facets of society: from the labor market and education to the media and public opinion. Following that, reports indicate that agencies, such as schools and businesses, do not adequately combat anti-black racism when reporters raise racist incidents internally. Indeed, racism is widely denied or minimized by agencies, perpetuating and reproducing structural inequality. Third, reports paint a picture of the negative impact of discrimination on financial, physical, emotional and social well-being.

Click here for the entire report.

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