Between 1 January 2008 and 31 March 2020, Lunaria documented 7.426 Chronicles of ordinary racism. We tell them with five introductory analysis contributions and twenty-two exemplary stories, chosen because they have had a significant judicial process or because they show the different forms that the interaction between discourses, policies and discriminatory social behaviour can take. The analysis is made possible thanks to the daily work of monitoring, reporting, information and awareness raising carried out with the website sostieni.cronachediordinariorazzismo.org.
This White Paper looks back over twelve years of Chronicles of Ordinary Racism. It closes in the midst of the protests that broke out around the world at the cry Black Lives Matter. The theme at the heart of the book is the tight, systemic and perverse interweaving of the “bad words” of those who matter, the distorted representations of those who tell, the violent offenses of those who comment online and the physical racist violence carried out individually, in groups or, perhaps, using the power coming from an institutional role.
It is a collective work made by: Paola Andrisani, Paola Barretta, Sergio Bontempelli, Giuseppe Faso, Francesca Giuliani, Veronica Iesuè, Martino Mazzonis, Grazia Naletto, Leone Palmeri, Elisa Pini, Annamaria Rivera, Roberta Salzano.