Dismantling racism in education: In 2020, the year of the nurse and midwife, “it's time.”

Alicia Burnett, Calvin Moorley, Julian Grant, Mushtag Kahin, Rohit Sagoo, Emerald Rivers, Linda Deravin, Philip Darbyshire

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”. — James Baldwin (Wilson, 2004, p. 24) 1. The twin plagues of COVID-19 and global racism Worldwide, seismic upheavals and demonstrations demand the dismantling of structural, individual and ideological racism (henceforth, SIIR). George Floyd's killing by police, numerous other racist murders and unprosecuted ‘deaths in custody’ of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic/Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BAME/BIPOC) peoples internationally, have catalysed calls that the underlying racism and oppression enabling such violence to occur with regularity and impunity, cannot continue. #BlackLivesMatter momentum is building and we hope and urge, in this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, that nursing and midwifery educators respond to this call with insight, honesty and fierce actions that eradicate SIIR from nursing,
midwifery and the academy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number104532
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalNurse Education Today
Early online date12 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


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