Tag : racism

Doctor Who Tackles Racism Head-On in Rosa Parks Episode

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The latest series of Doctor Who has gotten everybody talking. First, a new showrunner in the form of Chris Chibnall. Then, a female Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker. And now, an episode that features racism as the main focus of the episode. Within five minutes of landing in 1955, Ryan … Read More

Chelsea FC to Send Racist Fans to Auschwitz

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Chelsea Football club have revealed plans to offer fans found to have been using discriminatory language a chance to take part in an educational visit to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. The programme, spearheaded by club owner Roman Abramovich, is designed to reduce antisemitism within the club in the long … Read More

Racism in the NHS: Good Healthcare for All?

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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

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

Ibi Zuboi criticises WSJ on racist review of Pride

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Many of you have probably heard of the Young Adult novel called Pride that was published last year. It is a diverse remix of the Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, with characters of colour who live in Brooklyn. Among the positive reviews it received, Meghan Cox Gurdon’s review published … 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

Trump’s Tweets Are A Call For Resistance

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Britain First is a far-right fringe group who pose a direct threat to the UK and the people who live here. Last week, Donald Trump, the President of the United States, chose to tacitly endorse their views on social media. The government has stated that an official state visit will ... Read More

Stephen Paddock is a terrorist- so why are we hesitating?    

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  On the night of October 1st, Las Vegas witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, as 64-year- old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, resulting in at least 59 fatalities and over 500 injuries. Nevada state law asserts that an … Read More

Was Eniola Aluko given hush-money?

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In early 2016, the FA’s Director of Elite Development, Dan Ashworth, asked England women’s striker Eniola Aluko to contribute to a cultural review of all England teams. The result was an eight-page submission that comprised a “non-exhaustive” list of seven specific instances amounting to the “basis of a culture of … Read More