Tag : race

Does Netflix Have a Problem With Diversity?

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Following Black History Month in October, the conversation surrounding the lack of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in film has been raised once again. The podcaster Stacia Brown recently took to Twitter to ask her black followers whether they had noticed that Netflix algorithms seemed to generate deceptive promotional … Read More

Pariah or Problematic? Azealia Banks vs. Lana Del Rey

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Not for the first time, the ‘212’ rapper Azealia Banks has found herself embroiled in a raging Twitter war. This time it was with ‘Video Games’ songstress Lana Del Rey. The feud started last week when Banks came out to criticize Del Rey’s response to an Instagram post by Kanye … Read More

Television Academy and Race: Resolution, or mere recognition?

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It goes without saying that the Television Academy and acting industry is knuckling down on its internal social problems, and is making its efforts well-known. We only have to look at the Time’s Up campaign with impassioned speeches from key figures such as Oprah Winfrey which demonstrates how we as … Read More

Black History Month Should Stay Black

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Every year, Black History Month faces a dizzying array of criticisms. While it is easy to roll your eyes at the usual charge of ‘What about WHITE history month’, an increasing number of councils are scrapping BHM in favour of ‘diversity months’. While on the surface these may seem to … Read More

Should White People Say The ‘N’ Word?

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The use of the N-word has been the topic of rife debates over the years. The fact that the word is often referred to as “the N-word” just proves that it is the most controversial, derogatory and inherently racist word to date. There is no equivalent. Yet, non-black people still … Read More

Bleaching for Beauty, a Modern Epidemic

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For as long as there have been beauty standards, there have been products that cater to them. The pursuit of perfection is never-ending, with the global cosmetic products market being worth a reported $532.43 billion in 2017. However, the opportunity for exploitation will always closely follow the opportunity for profit. … Read More

We Should All Walk a Mile in Her Nikes

2 months ago / 0 comments

Tennis is a game of binaries, things are very much ‘in or out’. The discourse that has sprung from the final of the US Open was not quite as clear-cut and has proven that the ball still falls very much on either side of the net. In short, Serena Williams accused … Read More

Sonia Boyce’s Explorations of Identity, Britishness and Race

6 months ago / 0 comments

Until July 22nd 2018, Manchester Art Gallery presents the long overdue and first retrospective exhibition of the Black British artist Sonia Boyce and indeed through its thoughtful curation, it is worth the much-anticipated wait. From the early art of Boyce, to work commissioned solely for the exhibition, the curation of … Read More

Pints against policy?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Union offers free pint in return for votes, contradicting assertion it “will never serve an alcoholic drink for less than £1.50”. Leeds University Union’s stance on alcohol has been called into question after they introduced free pints as part of a set of incentives to encourage people to vote in … Read More

Leadership Race turnout decreases

2 years ago / 0 comments

This year’s elections saw fewer students voting than last year. A total of 6561 voted in this year’s Leadership Race, a decrease from last year’s turnout of 7744. Students have been voting since Monday to elect their new Student Exec and Gryphon editor, with LUU bringing in incentivisation on the … Read More