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Commission president says EU must tackle racism in education

Image: Etienne Ansotte, European Union

EU institutions also under spotlight for lack of diversity

The European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said European societies must tackle subtle and visible forms of racism and discrimination in education and more broadly—including in her own institution.

Addressing the European Parliament’s plenary chamber on 17 June, following weeks of protests against racial discrimination around the world sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the United States, von der Leyen (pictured) listed education among areas of society vulnerable to “unconscious biases”.

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