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City Talks: Debbie Weekes-Bernard on race, ethnicity and devolved policy making

London's Deputy Mayor Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard on how issues of race and ethnicity are considered in the devolved policy making process.

Podcast published on 11 September 2020

The killing of George Floyd in the US, the Black Lives Matter protests and Covid-19 have shone a spotlight on many of the systemic injustices that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people still face.

From interactions with the police to structural inequalities in our public services and many statues’ problematic legacies, cities – where people from different backgrounds come together – are frequently the places where this is experienced most acutely.

This week, London’s Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility, Community Engagement Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard joins Andrew Carter to discuss her role in this key year, the effect of Black Lives Matter on her work and the role that devolved policy makers should play in making cities fairer places for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

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