Diversity & Inclusivity
The New Yorker speaks to the Black Italians mapping out history
Words by Kristal Trotter
Producer of this episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, Ngofeen Mputubwele spent two years talking to the Black Italian creatives and artists who are lending their voices and their platforms to fight for birth right citizenship in Italy and educate at embracing diversity and inclusivity. It has been a whirlwind of emotions following immigration policies and events as they developed during this time, from Salvini’s anti-immigration policies to the murder of George Floyd, but witnessing the determination in telling their stories and that of others, while – as Mputubwele describes – “mapping out what it is to be Black Italian” for the rest of Italy’s history, is nothing short of an awakening comparable to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.
Witness history in the making and learn more about their experience by listening to the podcast below.