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Daniel Danso, global diversity manager at Linklaters

Nearly three weeks have passed since George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died at the hands of a white police officer in the U.S. city of Minneapolis. His death has proved the catalyst for worldwide protests against racism and many international law firms have thrown their weight behind racial justice charities as a result

In an impassioned piece originally shared on the firm’s website, Linklaters’ global diversity manager, Daniel Danso, details his experiences of structural and institutional racism, and how a commitment to bring about positive change requires open and frank discussions about race across society.

As many of you know, I’m African American. What’s happening in my country and to people like me is a frightening reminder of how little has changed.

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