20 March 2021
Juventus has long been at the forefront of the fight against discrimination.
This year the efforts have been increased internally at J-College where an awareness-raising journey against racism and discrimination entitled "Oltre la razza... creare ponti" has begun. It is held in collaboration with the psychological department and based on the content from podcasts and "Un calcio al razzismo", with the next episode of the podcast to be released on 26 March, entitled: "La parole con la enne”.
Tomorrow, 21st March 2021, the International Day against Racial Discrimination will be celebrated, and starting from today as part of the "DifferencesMakeTheDifference" campaign, an unprecedented initiative will take place, which will involve, in order: the Women's First Team, and the Men's First Team.
The Juventus players will wear on their backs customised versions of the shirt numbers (in accordance to Lega Serie A regulations) that will feature, from 0 to 9, a statistic linked to racism. It will first be featured today for Juventus Women’s game away at Fiorentina, kicking off at 14:30 CET and tomorrow, by the Juventus First Team, who will face Benevento at 15:00 CET on the same day at the Allianz Stadium.
A perfect opportunity to further reinforce the message of the importance of the fight against racial discrimination and through numbers to provide a snapshot as real as possible of the current situation on the issue as real as possible.
0 – The number of days without a racist act taking place in Italy.
1 - In Europe, one out of three black people experience racial harassment.
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 Italy, only 4% of hate crimes were convicted in 2018.
5 - 5% of black people in the EU have experienced racial aggression.
6 - In the US, six out of 10 blacks say they are treated less fairly than whites.
7 - In Europe, 7% of victims didn’t report racial aggression for fear of not being believed.
8 - In 2019, racism and xenophobia were the main motivations behind more than 800 hate crimes in Italy.
9 - Nine in 10 Americans believe that racism and police violence are problems within their country.
“The race gap” – Reuters graphics
“Widespread racism continues to plague Europe” - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
“Race in America 2019” – Pew Research Center
“Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination - Survey Being Black in the EU” -European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights