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Comments on the Report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

Alan Lester Deny and Disavow Last summer Black Lives Matter activists invited Britons, whatever our ethnicity, to reflect on the pernicious role of racism in our society. Their toppling of the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston made it

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Compensation and Dividends: Protecting British Property during the Transformation of Empire

by Alan Lester 1833 was a critical year for Britons who had invested in the Empire. Thanks to the work of the Legacies of British Slave Ownership team at UCL, we have got to know more about the thousands of

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