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PODCAST: Acknowledging the ‘moral wound’ of slavery

PODCAST: Acknowledging the ‘moral wound’ of slavery


On this week’s Lid Is On, Conor Lennon speaks to two experts on racism against people of African Descent, on the insidious nature of everyday racism, the importance of reparations, and why an acceptance that the wealth of developed countries is built on the back of oppressed, Black people, is liberating for people of all races.

Dominique Day is a human rights lawyer, and a member of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. Verene Shepherd is a social historian, and the chairperson of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

This episode was recorded ahead of International Day for People of African Descent, which is marked on 31 August, with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Music: Ketsa, Within the Earth

Audio Credit
UN News/ Conor Lennon
Photo Credit
UN Photo/Mark Garten