Buzz spoke to AFC Bournemouth fans about racism in football, and how their club relates to it. Question 1: Do you believe racism still exists in English football? Question 2: Do you ever hear comments of a racist nature at Bournemouth games? Question 3: How can AFC Bournemouth challenge issues on racism? Rhys, 21: “Yeah […]
1886: Arthur Wharton Wharton is regarded as the first black professional football player. He made his professional debut for Preston North end in 1886, proving popular with the fans, however was nicknamed ‘Darkie’ by the media. 1938: Dixie Dean Everton legend Dixie Dean, a dark skinned player, recalled how he was subject to racist comments […]
Earlier this year AFC Bournemouth hosted an event under the Show Racism the Red Card banner. The message, endorsed by current player Dan Gosling, was to stamp out racism in football. 90 local children were shown an educational film and had a Q&A session with a panel of special guests, presenting the club as anti-racist. […]
Reports of hate crimes in Bournemouth have nearly doubled in the last year.
A radio documentary exploring whether Brexit has made Britain become more anti-foreigner.
Dr Deborah Gabriel, Founder and Chief Executive of Black British Academics; an organisation working to enhance race equality across the higher education sector spoke to us on the social education program meant to teach young children about racism. What do you think about children learning about racism and privilege? I think that given the prevalence of […]
A social education program called ‘Building Belonging’ has been commissioned in order to educate children about racial privellege and respect for other cultures.