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Dr Ornette D. Clennon

Critical Race and Ethnicity

Manchester Metropolitan University



Dr Ornette D. Clennon is a Visiting Enterprise Fellow and a critical race scholar in The Research Centre for Social Change: Community Wellbeing at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, where he leads the Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster. He is also Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil.

Ornette writes for Media Diversified and Open Democracy. He is a community activist at local, national and international levels and works with the Ubele Initiative, Locality, the UN International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD), Coalition UK,  the UN IDPAD International Alliance of Civil Society Organisations, Making Education a Priority (MEaP), the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN), Black British Academics and the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education.

He is also a Public Engagement Ambassador with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), where his enterprise and activism work has been recognised with the NCCPE Beacons New Partnerships Award.

Ornette is widely published and his previous books include Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Urban Dialectics, The Market and Youth Engagement: The Black Face of Eurocentrism? (Nova Science Publishers, 2015), International Perspectives of Multiculturalism: The Ethical Challenges (Nova Science Publishers, 2015) and The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).