12 February 2021
The first Italian episode of the Sulla Razza [On Race] – Powered by Juventus podcast is now live. Part of a package of social initiatives (find out more about Juventus Goals here) recently launched by Juventus, which has been working to promote inclusion and tackle discrimination for over ten years, the podcast - produced in Italian - aims to introduce a number of concepts and expressions from English-speaking cultures into Italian, including BAME (Black and minority ethnic), fair-skin privilege and colourism, given their relevance to modern society in Italy.
As of today, 12 February, Italian speakers can listen to the first of the 12 episodes in the first series of the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast. A new episode will be released every two weeks for the next six months.
The idea of creating a podcast like Sulla Razza stems from the need to initiate a conversation around race in Italy – and to do so using up-to-date language and via a format which will analyse, contextualise and explain the meaning of these terms. The podcast will have three hosts: Nadeesha Uyangoda, a freelance author, Nathasha Fernando, who teaches Media and Sociology at the University of Westminster, and Maria Mancuso, the editor and co-speaker of S/Confini.
Are we sure we’re using the right words? How important is it to know what they are in order to avoid using the wrong language? That is, after all, the first form of discrimination. Sulla Razza answers these questions all while hosting plenty more discussion around this hugely important topic.