Tag : BME

Fantastic Beasts: Is the Industry Fighting for more Diverse Castings?

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

A question worth exploring on this topic is whether the casting for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald would be as great an issue or have received as much attention had the core cast been more diverse? The core cast, similar to the original Harry Potter film franchise is predominantly … Read More

University of Leeds’ Ethnicity Pay Gap Revealed

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Universities of Leeds, Manchester, York, and Durham all showed similar results when reviewing the disparities between salaries according to ethnicity. In the request made to the University of Leeds, the statistics showed dramatic differences in salaries between ethnic groups. In the academic year 2017-2018, Black employees had a median salary … Read More

Racism in the NHS: Good Healthcare for All?

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Despite the lack of research regarding mental health for BAME groups, BAME groups are considered to be at higher risk of developing mental health problems. Black adults were found to have the lowest treatment of mental health of any ethnic group, at 6.2%, compared with 13.3% in the white British … Read More

Fashion Magazines Need to Stop This False Representation of BME Women

1 month ago / 0 comments

The importance of representation is undeniable. Millions of young black children grow up without black idols to look up to in the media, which is heavily dominated by white celebrities. In the last year, there has been an increase in the number of black people, and especially black women, shown … Read More

Leeds Launch BME Conference

9 months ago / 0 comments

Following the BME Leadership Conference last Wednesday, The Gryphon Features explores the lack of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities in leadership and academia roles at the University of Leeds, the Union and further afield. According to LUU, only sixteen percent of home and EU students at Leeds are of … Read More

University of Leeds considering introducing module on Black British History

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds is considering developing a Black British History module, believed to be the first of its kind at a Russell Group university in the United Kingdom. If the module does go ahead, it could be available to students in the School of History within the next few academic years. Students … Read More

Every Single Word: the Representation of Minorities On-Screen

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the media, there is a distinct lack of coverage of and appreciation for Black Minority Ethnic individuals who positively contribute to our society. The Gryphon explores the underrepresentation of BME individuals in the media today. Each year, The Guardian put together the Media Guardian 100: a list designed to … Read More

Only 9% of University Staff of BME Background

3 years ago / 0 comments

Recent statistics obtained by The Gryphon have shown that in the 2014-15 academic year Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) individuals made up 9% of academic staff across the faculties, with ethnic whites making up 71%. The faculty of Engineering showed the greatest diversity in its staff members, with 15% BME, … Read More