On Wednesday 8 December (3pm), UEL's Dr Aaron Winter, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the RDSBL will speak at the forthcoming American Bar Association (ABA) Social Justice Policy Summit: A New Administration - "Must All Terrorists Be Black and Brown? Let’s Discuss White Supremacy and National Security."
Experts will discuss the social, legal and political dynamic that contributes to the phenomenon of terrorism being synonymous with (and the national security apparatus appears focused on) Black and Brown communities despite the empirical data evidencing the national security threat lies elsewhere. Experts will also address the practical policy responses in place.
Aaron says "It is vital that we not only understand and address the rise in racist groups and terrorism, but also the ways in which counter-terrorism (and counter-extremism) logics, policies and practices have failed to address them previously and disproportionately targeted Muslims and other racialised communities, as well as legitimised racism."