UK Diversity

Brit Awards Nominations 2017

CeCe Sammy | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
CeCe Sammy

Last year's Brit Awards Show was widely criticised as it failed to include any black or ethnic minority artists in the main prize categories which led to #BritsSoWhite going viral. Following the public uproar, organisers admitted they needed to make changes to the way the nominations were chosen and so unveiled a new Voting Academy, one that would ensure that the show better demonstrated the diversity of the UK's music scene.

Record Numbers Of Students Are Getting Top Degrees - But Employers Think It's Irrelevant

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Record numbers of students are now leaving university with top degrees, with almost one in four graduates (24%) achieving a first. Nearly three quar...

Why Cognitive Diversity Needs To Be Accepted In Our Culture

Antony Mayfield | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Mayfield

Cognitive diversity means valuing ways of thinking outside of an apparent normal. It means supporting and keeping people through periods of illness, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because a homogenous workforce creates a vulnerable culture and set of capabilities. To promote cognitive diversity, leaders should consider the following:

Where Are The 'Inbetweener' Models?

Rachel Steeden | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Style
Rachel Steeden

The past couple of years the plus size models have been taking the fashion industry by storm 'empowering women' and encouraging women to love and accept their imperfections, the cellulite... the back fat.

Diversity In The Arts: Why Numbers Count

Tonya Nelson | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK
Tonya Nelson

The fact that the only candidate rejected for the Channel 4 board was a black woman (the other four candidates were white men) has sparked outrage acr...

Potential Closure Of Diversity Charity Creative Access Spells Crisis In The Media

Iram Sarwar | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Iram Sarwar

For people getting into the industry like me the potential loss of a charity like Creative Access feels like a step backwards. I shouldn't have had to go through CA in the first place - but they have addressed a problem that in an ideal world shouldn't exist. The sad fact is that someone from a BAME background is less likely to be hired and if we continue on this path then we are in danger of having a media for the masses that is run only by the elite.

Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message: '2016 Could Be A Wake-Up Call That Brings Us Back Together'

Brendan Cox | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Politics
Brendan Cox

This Christmas our family will be remembering Jo in every moment, her energy, her enthusiasm, her love and her example. After all that's happened this year, she would hope that all of us make a resolution to do something in 2017 to bring our communities back together. To reach out to somebody that might disagree with us. Now is not a moment to shout louder into our echo chambers. It's a moment to reach out.

While We Celebrate Diversity Our Country Is Becoming Ever More Segregated

Jon Yates | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Jon Yates

The researchers found that White Britons are least likely of all to socialise with other ethnic groups. Black Britons socialise with other Black Britons nearly eight times as much as the researchers would expect, while Asian Britons socialise with other Asian Britons more than five times as much as the researchers would expect. Worryingly, Britons of all ethnicities are socialising less with people from other ethnicities than in the past.

A Lesson On Feminism: Courtesy Of The US Election

Kate Delaney | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is when I truly understood intersectionality. It was naively racist of me to be outraged that the election result was down to sexism; it was far more down to racism. So how can I truly be fighting for equality of the sexes, if I do not fight for equality in all other aspects? Bluntly, I cannot.

Here's How Many Non-White People Featured On Magazine Covers In 2016

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Style

Magazine sales may be in decline, but that doesn’t mean who is chosen to put on the cover of our favourite glossies is any less important. Now the ...

After Rejecting The Only Female Candidate And Person Of Colour For The Channel 4 Board, We Must Question The Government's Commitment To Diversity

Dawn Butler | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

I was disappointed to learn that Culture Secretary Karen Bradley had rejected the appointment of the only female candidate and person of colour to the Channel 4 board. This is a worrying intervention which calls into question the government's commitment to board diversity.

Dark Times, Bright Voices: Hope From The Diaspora

William Barylo | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK
William Barylo

While Brexit and the American election have sent shockwaves across the globe, I thought it is important I do not become overwhelmed by negativity, and look at some positive stories happening around me.

Welsh Assembly Form Equates Being Welsh With Being White

Shazia Awan | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

As someone born in Caerphilly, who grew up in Wales, and is learning Welsh, I feel nothing but Welsh. I am a proud Welsh Asian - and yet the Welsh Assembly appear to be telling me and many like me that that's not an option.

The Race Card, Diversity And Inclusion

Genelle Aldred | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Genelle Aldred

I've certainly never asked anyone not to see me as black because it's part of what makes me who I am. What I ask is to not be judged on my skin colour alone, sometimes that request is silently and totally denied.

A Postcode Should Never Dictate Potential

Rachael Gibbons | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachael Gibbons

Leadership potential exists in young people regardless of their background or family income, yet the chances to progress in the workplace are often limited by childhood circumstance. It must be ensured that in order for a more just society our leadership accurately reflects the needs of diverse communities.

Post-Trump, Diversity Is More Important Than Ever

Robyn Lange | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Robyn Lange

The political and social turbulence of Britain voting itself out of the EU, in part due to anti-immigration sentiment, and Donald Trump becoming Presi...

Why The European Diversity Awards Matter

Linda Riley | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK
Linda Riley

We'll be showcasing those stand-out individuals and organisations who ensure that those who produce what we see, read and hear is a true reflection of wider society - those who buy newspapers, watch television and video blogs, listen to the radio and read blogs.

Accentuating Diversity On Television - With Accents!

Dawn-Maria France | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dawn-Maria France

Many people have made the decision to take elocution lessons or work with a voice coach to change how they talk. To my way of thinking, they dilute their identity and uniqueness, whilst turning their backs on their upbringing and neighbours.

Where Is The Love? Why Aren't There More Mixed-Race Relationships On Screen?

Corrina Antrobus | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Corrina Antrobus

When I first saw the trailer to A United Kingdom, I felt a prickle on my skin, a gust of affiliation to this story promising to tell the triumph of an interracial relationship. I was bewitched by this film that showed a black man and a white woman in love, something of a given for me growing up in a mixed-race household...

Shouldn't We Be Putting Pressure On Channels To Diversify, Rather Than Diversifying Our Channels?

London Hughes | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Comedy
London Hughes

I am quite sceptical about Next Up, but that's probably only because 2016's been such a catastrophic year and I'm effectively broken inside! But hey, it might just surprise everyone and change the scene for the better...

International Men's Day? You Cannot Be Serious...

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Binna Kandola

When I read the founding principle of International Men's Day (Saturday 19 November) I thought it was some kind of ridiculous joke. After all, highlighting 'the achievements of men' doesn't just happen just once a year - it happens every single day.

Are We Living In A Divided Society?

Edward Adoo | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Edward Adoo

Many Americans were hoping for a positive election result to improve race and community relations. With Trump elected the future seems uncertain but will the result have any effect on how we deal with community relations across Britain? The new era of right wing politics has not just taken effect across America but it has led to a far right uprising across Europe.

Populism's Hatred Of Diversity Will Kill Prosperity

Henrietta Moore | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Politics
Henrietta Moore

In the days since the US election result, much has been made of the 'whitelash' that appears to have propelled Donald Trump to the highest office in t...

Business Needs To Learn To Work With Learning Disabilities

Donna Miller | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Donna Miller

It's estimated that around one and a half million people in the UK have a learning disability. Schools and universities are increasingly aware of the...

Everything You Need To Know About I'm A Celebrity's Jordan Banjo

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 13.11.2016 | UK Entertainment

With a line-up including Carol Vorderman, Scarlett Moffatt, Larry Lamb and Ola Jordan, the new series of ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!...