We want to see the end of discrimination on the grounds of race. To this end, in 2018, France unanimously voted to remove the word 'race' from its constitution. Endorsing the view that race should play no part in any decision or action. Yet at the same time many want to assert their right to be proud of their heritage and see race as a defining part of their identity.
Should we be seeking to eradicate race from social judgments and must we as a result give up attachment to being part of any particular racial group? Or does ignoring race cover up historic injustices and disregard inherent differences in identity?
Award winning spoken-word artist George the Poet, economist and first black tenured professor of economics at Harvard Glenn Loury and UK Labour MP Dawn Butler debate the relevance of racial identity in the modern world.