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‘I’m being followed again.’ This is what racial profiling looks like in Ireland


by Angela O'Shaughnessy
21st May 2021

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Racial profiling is a common problem in this country. Angela O'Shaughnessy sits down with four people of colour and a sociologist for their take on the practice.

IMAGE is re-publishing this article as part of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. “That security guard is following us again,” Nigerian Irish-language broadcaster and writer Ola Majekodunmi tells me as she recounts being racially profiled while shopping with her mum as a child. It still happens often enough. “I’m on guard a lot when I go to the supermarket and always feel kind of paranoid if I see a security guard. It’s...

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