AFROPHOBIA PART I – Book Launch and discussion

“Invisible Visible Minority:
Confronting Afrophobia and Advancing Equality
for People of African Descent and Black Europeans in Europe”

Background

afrophobia_1200865On the occasion of the start of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent, Radio Afrika in collaboration with VIDC, VAS and Presseclub Concordia launched ENAR’s new book “Invisible visible minority – Confronting Afrophobia and Advancing Equality for Black Europeans and People of African Descent in Europe”. The book was launched during a debate on 19th of November at Presseclub Concordia.

The event gathered experts to discuss evidence of Afrophobia, the specific form of racism specifically targeting Black people in Europe. The publication, unprecedented in the style and topic, contributes to filling the gaps in literature on the situation of people of African descent in Europe and Black Europeans (PAD/BE). It is the result of cooperation between civil society organizations and academics working on Afrophobia. The book supports informed advocacy on the recognition of Afrophobia as a long-standing European issue and the need for a comprehensive European strategy to improve the situation of PAD/BE in Europe. Findings from the US Helsinki Commission, the FRA EU MIDIS survey and ENAR members’ reporting, have shown that: There continues to be a lack of knowledge about the situation and contributions of people of African descent in Europe and Black Europeans; Racism and related discrimination are found to be common experiences faced by many members of Europe’s Black population; More attention needs to be devoted to both historical abuses and current discrimination experiences of people of African descent in Europe and Black Europeans.

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