Black Lives Matter protests outside the US Embassy, Dublin, Ireland, June 1, 2020 (Niall Carson/PA)

The latest America Unfiltered podcast looks at how the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives matter have sparked a global conversation about racism, racial inequality, historic narratives, and structural barriers to progress.

Liam Kennedy of the Clinton Institute and EA WorldView’s Scott Lucas introduce the topic, followed by an interview with author and social activist Dr. Ebun Joseph about racism and racial inequality in Ireland.

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The unemployment rate for those of Western European descent in Ireland is between 5% and 8%. For Eastern European descent, it is between 13% and 19%. For African descent, it is 43% and 63%.

As sociologists, we ask, “What is going on here?”

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