#RealReadsInterview with Chantelle Lunt: "You don't always win in activism, but it's that resistance that makes you an activist"

Meeting of Minds

Jul 25 2021 • 46 mins

For #RealReads, we speak with Chantelle Lunt, founder of Merseyside BLM Alliance, on the potential impact of the election of Liverpool's - and the UK's - first Black female mayor. Placing this historic victory in the context of the city's slave-trading past and multi-ethnic present, we contend with the 'snowy peak' phenomenon within Liverpool's top institutions. We also evaluate how colourism and proximity to whiteness inform political success and assess the likelihood of longstanding structural change following George Floyd's murder in May 2020.

Podcast produced by Laurentine Insonere

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