Who we are
Cronachediordinariorazzismo.org is an information and communication website dedicated to the phenomenon of racism in Italy, edited by Lunaria. Our goal is to promote the spread of a culture founded on the guarantee of citizenship rights and equal opportunities and to multiply the anti-racist practices in Italy. Our site is a tool open to collaboration with all those who, at an individual and collective level, repudiate all forms of discrimination and racism, and take steps to combat them.
Cronachediordinariorazzismo.org was born in March 2011. Then prejudices, stereotypes and stigmatization against foreign nationals, Roma, migrants and refugees were becoming increasingly frequent in the public debate, affecting significantly the social behaviors.
In 2018 our work is even more necessary. The cases of institutional racism are crossing our country. The political debate is more polarized and deeply crossed by hatred, intolerance and xenophobia.
The information on migration and asylum is still too often incorrect and distorted. The use of new technologies has increased the distribution channels of the xenophobic and racist propaganda. Discrimination and racist violence, even very serious, repeatedly occupy different spheres of public and social life in a society that, and vicious hit by the crisis, tends to direct the anger and social unrest against migrants and asylum seekers.
We tell the everyday racism
We monitor the many forms that racism takes in the various areas of social, economic and policy of our country. An online database offers a concise description of discrimination cases in the media world, in society, in the world of politics and institutions learn through direct messages, communications of associations, news published in the media. They tracked 6,534 cases between January 2007 and March 2018 collected in the searchable database here.
We provide daily news and updates on the most important facts about the policies on migration and asylum and on the legislation and case law on discrimination and racism. We collect research reports, essays, articles and publications in support of information and timely analysis, thanks to the network of organizations, associations, movements, researchers, social workers, migrants and journalists with whom we are in contact.
Antiracists on move
Take action and activate everyday racism: this is one of our priorities. We dedicate a specific space to initiatives and campaigns promoted at the local and national level by the associations and movements with which we are in the network. We use the opportunities offered by new technologies to promote information campaigns, protests and counter-information from specific cases or facts. From time to change the activation modes depending on the goals and interlocutors: petitions, letters, mailing-mass destined for local or national institutional, press campaigns, but also meetings, seminars, sit-ins and other forms of off-line mobilization.
The white papers on racism
Thanks to the regular publication of the White papers on racism in Italy, Lunaria documents and analyzes in depth the evolution of racism in our country. Four white papers on racism were published from 2009 to 2017: they are available also in English here. Other publications and research reports are available here.
A public space
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The working group
Paola Andrisani – Martino Mazzonis – Matteo Micalella – Grazia Naletto – Marco Ridoni
Sergio Bontempelli, Serena Chiodo, Anna Dotti, Fiorella Farinelli, Giuseppe Faso, Stefano Galieni, Annamaria Rivera