Numbers don't lie
On 21st March 2021, the lnternational Day against Racial Discrimination, the Women's and Men's First Teams played wearing brand-new customised shirts: the numbers of the players, from 0 to 9, features data and statistics linked to racism, offering a perfect opportunity to further reinforce the message of the importance of the fight against racial discrimination.
0 - Zero days without a racist act taking place in Italy;
1 - In Europe, one out of three black people experience racial discrimination;
2 - In the US, black households are two times more likely to experience food insecurity than white households;
3 - Black Americans are three times more likely than whites to be killed by the police;
4 - In ltaly, only 4% of hate crimes were convicted in 2018;
5 - Roughly 5% of black people in the EU have experienced racial violence (including police aggression);
6 - In the US, roughly six out of 10 blacks say they are treated less fairly than whites when it comes to job recruitment, salary and promotions; when they apply for a loan or a mortgage; in shops and restaurants; when they vote in elections; when they need medicai treatment;
7 - In Europe, 7% of victims did not report a racial assault out of concern that they would not be believed;
8 - In 2019, racism and xenophobia were the motivations behind more than 800 hate crimes in Italy;
9 - Nine out of ten Americans believe that racism and police violence are problems within their country.