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The Diaspora Dilemma-bookcover

By: Kyle Powell

The Diaspora Dilemma

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The African diaspora have been subjected to oppression for decades since the end of the transatlantic slave trade. In recent times this oppression has been most visible in the form of live killing and murder executed by law enforcement officers. However, the extent of the problems that face people of colour in the West are not limited to police brutality; the challenges are much broader spanning across every area of society: from politics and law to health and housing to economics and entrainment. Not only are the challenges wide-ranging, they are often interconnected.

Following the death of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, for the first-time people from all walks of life in the West stood up together to push back against racial oppression. This book provides an overview of the key challenges facing the African Diaspora, how things can be improved, and how they are related.

Kyle Powell is a born and raised Londoner, whose passion for writing began at a young age. Kyle enjoys writing about philosophy, love, justice, and life from both non-fiction and fiction angles. Kyle is keen to write about issues that impact the Black community, particularly from the perspective of the Diaspora.

Kyle has spent time working as a mentor with secondary school students, before becoming project leader. During his time as a mentor, he worked to help increase leadership qualities and lateral thinking for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He also has worked in and led Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) teams at two large pharmaceutical companies. Kyle’s work in the healthcare D&I space included addressing under-representation in clinical trials, increasing psychological safety, and improving knowledge and understanding around racial disparities and experiences.

Kyle has a BSc and MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Bristol and King’s College London. Following his academic studies developing his scientific and critical thinking skills, Kyle reconnected with his love of writing as part of his career in the healthcare industry as a communications consultant and subsequently a commercial director.

Kyle is a lifelong Arsenal fan and loves to listen to music, play football, and travel, whenever he is not writing.

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