Undercurrents: Race in Westminster, and COVID-19 Expertise

This episode features discussions of structural racism within Westminster, and how expertise on COVID-19 is increasingly being undermined.

49 minute listen

The tragic killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the end of May has sparked a wave of protests in the US and around the world. It has also sparked an important, long-overdue and often difficult, discussion on racism.

This week Ben speaks to Yusuf Hassan about the issue of race in UK politics, and the obstacles that face ethnic minority individuals seeking to pursue a career in Westminster. 

Then Agnes discusses the tensions between expertise and politics in the response to the coronavirus pandemic with Calum Inverarity.  

Explore the New York Times reading list:

An Antiracist Reading List, by Ibram X. Kendi