At The Races published this video item, entitled “The Uncomfortable Race” – below is their description.
Racing has been left behind other sports in the drive to encourage diversity and inclusion – that’s the verdict of three young men from ethnic minority backgrounds featured in The Uncomfortable Race, a Sky Sports Racing feature broadcast on the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.
The programme focuses on the experiences of Kanane Francis, Callum Helliwell and Elijah Michael, who are all forging careers in the sport but have been frustrated by racing’s response following Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020.
Talking to Josh Apiafi, the trio send a clear message to the sport’s leaders that the failure to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter movement will continue to alienate those from ethnic backgrounds.
The feature is part of programming on Sky Sports Racing that focuses on diversity and inclusion within racing and also includes interviews with Ashleigh Wicheard, Assistant Travelling Girl at Neil Mulholland Racing and 2020 Godolphin Stud & Stable award winner, James Frank, now manager of Hascombe and Valiant Stud.
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