Duncan Morrow

Duncan Morrow teaches Politics at Ulster University in Belfast and has spent many years involved in inter-community relationship building. He is a member of the Corrymeela Community and an Advisory Board Member at Facing History and Ourselves.

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Northern Ireland and The Narrative of Fear in the Classroom

Posted by Duncan Morrow on January 23, 2018

Recent headlines about Brexit have kicked up dust on old conflicts in Northern Ireland, yet tensions began rising months ago when four Catholic families were kicked out of their homes. They had lived peacefully in a social housing experiment in Belfast where both Catholics and Protestants were housed side by side. But when a shadowy loyalist (Protestant) gang directly threatened them, there was no guarantee of safety. Ultimately, the victims were moved out, resurfacing the the age-old issue: the expulsion, "ethnic cleansing," and intimidation that forces anyone deemed to represent "the other" out of certain areas, while keeping those areas as the exclusive possession of one "group."

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