Prejudice

Leprosy: Why Treatment Needs To Go Beyond The Cure

Geoff Prescott | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK
Geoff Prescott

In the UK it costs on average £550 pcm more to live if you are disabled and prejudice remains quite common. Indeed many commentators have pointed out...

The Problem With Women In Business Is...

Ian P Buckingham | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Ian P Buckingham

At the risk of conforming to type and coming across all emotionally retarded and such, I offer these final thoughts to the author of the piece (you know who you are) - you can shove your casual sexism where the sun don't shine. And I mean that in the most adventurous and effusive way possible.

Acceptance Should Not Depend On Understanding

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

True acceptance and true respect must be based on the principle that even if you do not understand what is necessary for someone to actualise themselves as an individual, you will support their right to make the choice and defend their right to it.

Inspiring The Next Generation

Kirsty Osei-Bempong | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK
Kirsty Osei-Bempong

I remember my careers teacher telling me that I should consider social work - as that was what a lot of black women went into. But I think, the pièce de résistance has to go to my history teacher who predicted me a 'C' at GSCE level. She told my mum and dad at another parent's evening that she did not place much hope in me on this particular subject. She also threw in that most black people ended up working as cleaners.

Tackling Our Own Inner Prejudice

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Sometimes there is a danger we can be so passionate about eradicating prejudice that it actually leads to us developing prejudices of our own. We fight so hard for the rights of some that we start to develop preconceptions about others whom we wrongly perceive to be aggressors.

Hate Beyond Mainstream Prejudice

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The best way to eradicate hate is to educate our next generation. Parents and Teachers - your role in this will be invaluable. Teach our children that kindness, not hate, must form the backbone of the world we want to live in.

A Message To The Landlord Who Banned "Coloured's" From His Rentals

Vivien Edwards | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Vivien Edwards

When I first read the article about Fergus Wilson, the buy to let tycoon who has banned coloured people from renting his properties, I was initially a...

We've All Got To Admit Our Prejudices To Overcome Them

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Zaid Al-Zaidy

After all, a lack of diversity and constant discrimination makes our society weaker. Confronting and addressing our prejudices and unconscious bias would make us richer as people - less quick to judge, more ready to embrace and understand others.

How Being Funny Saved My Bacon - What It Felt LIke To Be An English Immigrant In The United Kingdom

Lisa Ives | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

I know I'm a funny lady because my mum told me so. And I see the fruits of my labour on the face of the person I'm talking to as it contorts into the kind of expression reserved for private appearances only. That's when you know you ARE bloody funny.

It Is 2017, Let's Finally Put Blackface To Bed

Ben Johns | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Obviously, people of colour provide such inspiration that it might seem irresistible to engage with this through a fancy-dress costume, but maybe think again. Go as Ginger Spice instead of a Geisha, Ali G rather than Jay Z and if you are after something more nostalgic, Andy Pandy as an alternative to a golliwog. Just please, for your own sake, don't bring out the face paint.

With Trump In Power, Holocaust Memorial Day Matters More Than Ever

Andrew Grey | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Grey

And perhaps above all, we can commit ourselves to always remembering, and striving to understand, the darkest hour in modern history, and vowing that we will never again allow the attitudes of prejudice and hatred that enabled the Holocaust, to grip our society.

Parenting In A New World Of Walls

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

Twenty years later, we are a generation on and we feel lucky to be able to build on our ancestors' hopes of raising children in a better world: freedom of religion, LGBT rights and instant global communication.

My Immediate, Unplanned, Angry Response To Tory Racist Rhetoric

Ben Moore | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

To discriminate against people on the basis of their place of birth is prejudice and once upon a time it was illegal in this country. Your party shames the memory of our heritage, shames the country it claims to represent and shames me. I hope it shames you too.

Youngsters Are Being Demonised For Their Differences - So How Can The Focus Be On Educational Attainment?

Shazia Awan | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Shazia Awan

Over the past ten years, Show Racism the Red Card have engaged with over 100,000 young people. However, in the last two years they have witnessed an ...

Prophetic Satire: Constable And PC Savage

Janet Awe | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Janet Awe

And I can only agree. The one slither of silver lining is that our police officers don't carry guns like the trigger-happy Americans. Or the Savages of this world would be trying to justify bloodshed, instead of broken windscreens. However, rest assured that the mental wounds inflicted by officers like Savage run deep.

International Day Of Charity - Challenging Public Perceptions

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

As a sector, we've been burying our heads in the sand and hoping that the negative press and public opinion will soon subside but it's been a year and the angst and anguish doesn't seem to be getting any better. The longer there is a misconception about the work we do, the fewer funds there are being brought in and, as a result, fewer lives are being changed.

A Step in the Right Direction

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

We'll be working with other agencies and associations of people with direct experience of leprosy in India, along with the Law Commission, lobbying for this to happen so that we can continue to challenge attitudes, tackle misconceptions and improve the lives of those affected by leprosy.

We Can All Make a Difference

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

I am no longer feeling quite so helpless and think that there are some things I can do, at least in my own circles at work and home. I can change my own behaviour and take ownership of my own so called unconscious bias and make sure that this is not interfering with my decisions or stopping me from realising that most of the difference that I fear or perceive in others turns out to be an illusion once I allow myself to work with and get to know them.

The Conversations We Should Be Having About Anti-Depressants

Natasha Barrett | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Being able to admit that you need anti-depressants and ask for the help, let alone openly talk about it, makes you a strong person in itself and mental health needs to start being taken as seriously as physical illness so people are encouraged to feel comfortable with it.

Solved! The Mystery of the Disappearing Women

Hannah Martin | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Martin

Back door exits such as mine are also usually shrouded in the threat of an NDA (I was told that the meeting in which I was sacked was 'without prejudice', which meant I couldn't refer to it in a tribunal). This ensures that you can't tell people what actually happened, robbing you first of a job, and then of your ability to share your story.

The Prejudice and Discrimination Faced By Islam in the UK

Andre Haylock | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Andre Haylock

Humans have always been separated from each other and 'placed' into groups which were always created based on similarities. Unfortunately, these group...

Why Ireland Should Vote for Marriage Equality

Aaron Vallely | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

The minds of the Irish people have become inflamed by fiery debate on the issue of Marriage Equality. In two weeks, our country takes to the polls to vote on Marriage Equality, and should it pass, could make not only Irish history, but world history, by being the first country to legally enact it by popular vote.

"Are You a Transvestite?" "No. Are You an Ignorant Bigot?"

Emma Flowers | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Flowers

The call duly arrived, somewhat out of the appointed time, but we chatted, quite normally, about the sort of work he needed, timescales, budget etc. Then, suddenly, out of the blue, he asked "are you a transvestite?"

Bruce Was Right - Kids Are Adaptable and We Shouldn't Use Them as a Disguise for Our Prejudices

Ben Johns | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Bruce Jenner's interview where he detailed his decision to transition from male to female was inspiring, informative and most importantly brave. By choosing to come out as transgender, Bruce has managed to educate the masses about the heartbreaking process of being trans and the courage it has taken to make the leap into leading the life that he wants to lead.

Why Is It Acceptable to Trash Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Nowadays it seems difficult to go without a day where there is not some kind of disability related news item in the mainstream media, and disabled people appear to be taking over the country. Disabled people are certainly more visible, and there are certainly more people who define themselves as being disabled.