Learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement

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We know many of you follow the news closely, and it's likely that you have seen stories about the Black Lives Matter movement, the growing awareness of racism in today's society, and the steps many people are taking to oppose racism.

Our current Issue is on the arts, so whilst these stories have not featured heavily on the Hub, you might have seen some questions about making art more equal and open to everyone, no matter who they are.

We're very keen to help you learn more about these stories - you can find out much more at Newsround's special section on "Fighting Racism" - which you can find by clicking this button:


What are we doing at The Economist Educational Foundation?

The Economist Educational Foundation is us - the people who run the Burnet News Club! Our goal is to help young people succeed regardless of their background, and so we're taking lots of steps to tackle racism:

We are educating ourselves to understand more about how racism affects the charity and education system - two areas that we can make a difference.

We have published two lessons about racism for children like you! These are a bit like Burnet News Club lessons, but they can be done at home with your family, or at school with your teacher and classmates. You can find them here - and it's best to ask a parent or guardian to go through them with you.

We will provide you with even more opportunities to interact with inspiring, diverse role models and experts on the Hub.

We will always work with and draw on the expertise of people who have relevant and lived experience of the topics we make resources on.

Racism and inequality is found in many of topics that we cover in our educational resources and the Burnet News Club. We will continue to educate young people like you about racism and how it shapes the news.

Having an inclusive hiring process (this means how find new people to work for us) is a priority for us and we are seeking expert advice to ensure that, as we grow, we build a team that comes to reflect the rich diversity of the young people that we work with.

Each year, we will publish the specific actions that we commit to taking in the coming year to tackle racism and we will report on whether we did what we said we would.

We know many of you have commented about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement through your conversations about the arts, and some of your competition entries too.

If you have questions about the Black Lives Matter movement, why not take a look at the Newsround section on it?

If you have something you would like to say, or ask, just add it below in the comments.

Comments (10)

  • Braiswick Primary School spirited_insect | Braiswick Primary School
    03 Jul 2020

    I would like to say, I have heard about a woman who illustrated Jesus as black. Some people think it's great, others, not so much. What I'm trying to say is that, people should have their right to think, and violently protesting is not gonna do anything.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      spirited_insect's comment 03 Jul 2020

      Could you tell us why this woman is relevant to this discussion?

      I'm also interested what you mean by people should have their right to think? Are you referring to specific people here? It's always important to be as clear as possible to avoid being misinterpreted.

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  • Hammond School logo loved_wildcat | Hammond Junior School F
    08 Jul 2020

    It’s weird how racism was created. I feel likes it was created to tear us apart. Like in the olden time Hong Kong was rich and they thought that they were superior unlike mainland China. So they looked down on them. But now mainland China is richer than Hong Kong the people and country makes a crazy amount. But China never looked down at Hong Kong. But still Hong Kong hates China thinking that they stole their wealth. It’s weird isn’t it? To children like us are sometimes racist and bullying others without knowing it like making weird faces when someone different walks past it probably feels uncomfortable thinking it was funny. Like in this little story, there was equipment a little girl wants to play on it. Her classmates says people with black skin can’t go on it. She walks away feeling doubted feeling like she was alone what do you think if you were her what would you feel? Even though we’re all different we are all part of the same race which makes us all the same and different. Don’t be afraid of being different like I used to be. Be yourself! No one will mind even though some people might not like you. Just remember you can’t please everyone. And the only opinion you should worry about is your own. Leave the others to think what they want to think you just need your own opinion. No matter what no matter where no matter who, you will never be alone you will always have someone to lean on.
    Thanks for reading, stay safe.
    loved_wildcat 🤗

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      loved_wildcat's comment 08 Jul 2020

      Very reflective loved_wildcat! When you say we are all part of the same race, I think you mean human race (just to avoid confusion).

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    13 Jul 2020

    I think that this is a very important thing to discuss because as we all know this is something that people are protesting about. Personally I don't thing that protesting is the best thing to do because people can get very aggressive about what they think is right. I believe that black people are just as important as white people. There is no difference on the inside! We all have different shape and sized and coloured bodies, but the inside is the same. No two people look the same on the outside! Why do we refer to black people as black people and white people as whit people? WE ARE ALL THE SAME ON THE INSIDE! WE ARE ALL PEOPLE! Treat everyone the same!
    Thanks for reading. Stay safe!

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  • Hammond School logo funny_meteor | Hammond Junior School A
    15 Sep 2020

    Everyone matters who wants to be the same as someone else everyone’s different. I think being different is great!

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  • Hammond School logo valuable_vegetable | Hammond Junior School D
    15 Sep 2020

    The Black Lives Matter subject makes me feel quite sad. I myself am white, but I feel like anyone else who is a different colour to me should still be able to do the things that I can and be treated the way that I am. I feel like they would feel almost purposeless when white people don't treat them fairly. We are all people. We should all be treated the same way. And anyway, it's not their fault that they where born that colour (not that it should matter anyway).

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg invigorated_currency | Michael Faraday School
    16 Sep 2020

    I just don't understand why racism even exists, we all bleed the same blood and live in the same world. Why can't we treat one another equally?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg delightful_effort | Michael Faraday School
    17 Sep 2020

    I don't understand why racism even exists in this world! Everyone should be treated the same no matter the:
    We are all human beings! We were all created by God!

    Remember you are beautiful, beloved and blessed!

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