Racism is Real in Ireland – Education

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In this episode Mary Oyediran is joined by Fatma Msumi, Philomena Obasi, Adekunle Gomez of the African Culture Project and Dr. David Nyaluke, Lecturer in Business & development in Africa, University College Dublin. These special guests share their unique journey to Ireland and educational achievements. Each guest presenting their personal struggles and encounters in the Education system in Ireland. Their progressive ideas and challenging thoughts for the African community in Ireland formed the core of the discussion on this podcast. Listeners will be encouraged by their practical, radical suggestions and recommendations to the Department of Justice and Education.Their conversations reveals highly skilled future leaders,resilient, intellectually engaging, dedicated and armed with iron determination to assist the second generation of African/Irish students to negotiate the education system successfully despite all obstacles facing them.

About the podcast

RACISM IS REAL IN IRELAND is a series of 6 podcasts that examines the effect of racism on African migrants in Ireland. There are six topics for discussion including integration, education, employment, diversity, hate speech/hate crime and multiculturalism. The beauty of each podcast is the African migrants are given the unique platform to share their personal experiences without restriction or fear of reprisals. They examine racism and its devastating effect on their well-being! They represent the visible migrants, the new Irish Africans. Their unique voices are recorded as they express their brush with racism daily. At the end of each podcast, recommendations are made to inspire and encourage economic, social and political growth of the Irish society as they work together with the New Communities.  

These podcasts supports the on going campaign and petitions to establish the Hate Crime Law in Ireland the only country in Europe without this law.

This podcast is researched and presented by Mary Oyediran with the support of NearCast and the African Centre of Ireland.