Cultural Appropriation: What's the Issue?

Neha Shah | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neha Shah

Most people who come from marginalised cultures (myself included) don't have a problem with people wanting to participate in our culture in an appropriate and respectful setting - in fact, we love it! Under the correct circumstances, cultural exchange can be a truly wonderful thing...

Why Exclusionary Racial Preferences are Prejudiced

Neha Shah | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neha Shah

Firstly, a piece of advice: If you have to begin your sentence by clarifying that you are, in fact, not racist, it's a fairly good indicator that you need to reconsider what you're about to say.

Why Me Calling Myself Black-British Troubles My Mum So Much

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

I agree with my mum that acknowledging my African heritage is important, both for the way I understand the world and the way that the world understands me. However, I would argue that how I identify is not entirely my choice.

Why Politicians Must Engage With Ethnic Minority Voters

Sandra Kerr | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
Sandra Kerr

These figures show that politicians of all parties can no longer afford to ignore the power of BAME voters - or take them for granted. Yet every day there seems to be a new article saying that they are not reaching these constituents. So what can they do to connect with them?

How Do We Make Britain's Boardrooms More Diverse?

Sandra Kerr | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Put simply, the boardrooms of Britain's biggest businesses don't reflect the society they're operating in. And, as the BAME population - and their spending power - increases and organisations are increasingly asked about the make-up of their workforces by clients and contractors, this lack of diversity could potentially have huge impacts on their profits.

There's No Place Like Home...

Sophie Bauer | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

I have always dreaded the question "Where are you from?" For me there are only two options. I can um and ah and seem horrendously self-obsessed. Alternatively I can spare myself the hassle and just go for the easiest, least controversial option: I'm from Birmingham. What a copout...

The UK's Most Diverse Organisations - And What You Can Learn From Them

Sandra Kerr | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Sandra Kerr

We know what works. We now need more organisations from every sector to use this knowledge and take action to close gender and BAME employment gaps that have no place in our 21st century workforce. The Benchmark reiterates just what employers need to do to ensure they are fit for a diverse future.

Full English?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Latching on to Ryan Taylor's through ball, the teenager strode forward some 20 yards, leaving £25 million worth of centre-half in his wake, before co...

Ethnic Minority Football Managers: How Can We Create More Diverse Dugouts?

Sandra Kerr | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Sport
Sandra Kerr

I'd like to welcome the proposed review. By acknowledging the problem and starting the conversation about how to address it, the Football League has taken a huge step forward. However, I am concerned that the Rooney Rule is being seen as a 'magic bullet' that will guarantee an immediate influx of BAME managerial talent....

Why It's Time for Business to Talk About Britain's BAME Youth

Sandra Kerr | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Businesses can inspire and inform the future workforce, as well as increase the scope of their ambitions and create recruitment pathways that don't leave them stuck on the first rung. We know this won't be quick or easy. But as things stand, there is a lack of genuine equal opportunity for British BAME employees of the future. There is no point continuing to ignore what may seem to be an uncomfortable conversation around race. Let's all get over that and start talking. Business and government need to take note and act now.

London Less Integrated Than the Rest of the Country, Report Finds

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Eric Kaufmann

Exactly why the middle bands of the class structure, which contains around half the population, contain less ethnic interaction is unclear. One explanation mooted by social theorists is that this group has less of an achieved status than the professional class, and therefore invests more strongly in its ethnic identity...

Stop Denying People Their Right to Health

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

Across the world, ethnic and cultural minorities are marginalised and experiencing more poverty and worse health outcomes than the rest of the population, but there is a lack of statistical information around this. By measuring national averages, the MDGs cover up this situation and fail to incentivise countries to breakdown of data into sub-national groups.

Lucy Sherriff

Poor Pupils 'Significantly' Less Likely To Be Admitted To Grammar Schools, Finds Report | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Poor pupils and those who receive free school meals are "significantly" less likely to be admitted to grammar schools, a study branded "disturbing" ha...

The Bandwagon Effect Is Harming Race Relations

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Conversations are now elevated and scrutinized in an amphitheatre of social media. There are those that spectate, speculate, and jump on the bandwagon - whether that's with good intentions, or to kill the show. The Internet means that people don't forget words, and events are recorded forever at the end of a web search. Over time, the moment, context and goodwill crumbles away...

Finished Dreaming? The Post-Racial Delusion Is Over - Back to Work

Rob Berkeley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Berkeley

'No dogs, No Blacks'. Although many of us would like to believe that we have moved beyond the racism of the of the 1960s, a number of studies have shown that while racial discrimination is less often blatant; it still very much exists, and has shifted into more subtle and insidious forms...

Ethnic Minorities Passed Over For Promotions, Report Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Ethnic minorities find it harder to get promotions at work, and may be unable to haul themselves out of poverty, a new report has claimed. Research...

Citizens First, Muslims Later: The Need to Redefine the Rohingya Muslim

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

A population of 800,000, this is a community which has been in international spotlight since 2012, when a riot broke out in Rakhine state of western Myanmar. Commentaries on the violence point to ethnic tensions between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims

Diverse Neighbourhoods Are 'Happier, Healthier And Less Racist'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

If you live a neighbourhood which is ethnically diverse, you're more likely to be healthier and less likely to experience racial discrimination, a new...

White British Could Be Minority By 2070

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Britain will become one of the world's most ethnically diverse countries in less than 40 years, an academic study has found. The proportion of mino...

Thatcher and Immigration: Can the White Majority be Reassured?

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

The multicultural, colour-blind and ethno-nationalist visions coexist, and point to distinct national utopias.

'They're Taking Our Jobs!' - Dispelling Immigration Myths

Mahmood Naji | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

What drives this myth is anecdote. It is the old economic fallacy of noticing only that which is seen and ignoring that which is not seen. It is obvious when an immigrant is given a job before a native, you can see it with your own eyes, you hear about it from friends. However it is difficult, even impossible, to see the jobs being created as a result of the influx of immigrants.

'Race' and Adoption Crusades in 21st Century Britain

Professor Ravinder Barn | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ravinder Barn

The 'race' and adoption reforms put forward by Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, in England are undoubtedly an ideological crusade - not unlike the ideology around the elimination of religion in the former Soviet Union.

NHS Services for Everyone?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Recently I received a survey through the post; apparently out of all the people who live in my area I was selected at random despite the fact my partn...

What Mary Did Next? Shut Down Abusive Trolls

Zrinka Bralo | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Zrinka Bralo

Being an academic and a broadcaster, Professor Beard came to Question Time well prepared: she actually read the local authority report about the impact of migration.

This House Believes That Multiculturalism Isn't Working

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Chris Romalds, a postgraduate student in Development Studies, explores the reasons why multiculturalism could be said to be failing. Sarah Garland, a second year English student at Newnham College, argues that despite its problems, multiculturalism has not failed.