UK Race

Tackling The Myth That Eating Disorders Are A 'White Issue'

Georgia Chambers | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Chambers

Whilst it is true that eating disorders do not discriminate, the underrepresentation in the media and cultural misunderstanding of people of colour with eating disorders assist in the stripping away of the last shred of self-worth that the disorder has already taken away from the individual affected.

It Takes A Broader Culture To Attract The Right Mix Of Talent

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Zaid Al-Zaidy

The advertising industry has spent the past three years tying itself in knots about diversity and equality. Yet figures suggest that this has been to ...

Why Disney Shouldn't Be 'Struggling' To Find An Aladdin

Biba Kang | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Biba Kang

To suggest that the inability to find an actor to play Aladdin is due to the difficulty involved in finding someone of Middle-Eastern/South Asian heritage who can act, sing and dance registers, to me, as the racial equivalent of the man who blames all of womankind for his inability to find a girlfriend. Maybe, love, the problem isn't them - it's you.

A European Version Of Islam?

Syed Kamall | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Some argue this indicates that Muslims cannot live alongside Western values and culture, that the two are fundamentally irreconcilable. But there is nothing in Islam to support such a view, indeed the Quran states that people are free to believe whatever they wish and makes clear that Muslims can fully observe Islam without living in a theocracy.

Dating In Colour: The Politics of Interracial Romance

Georgia Chambers | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia Chambers

My parents are proof that race may play an integral factor in social relationships, but it never will when it comes to matters of the heart. But I still have that insecurity in the back of my mind that my racial identity will be branded upon the space where my heart is depending on the colour of the hand that is holding mine.

Colin Jackson On Race Day Disappointment

Alana Gray | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

I'm no stranger to race day disappointment, having dropped out of a marathon a year ago around mile 19 in a lot of pain from a recurring injury (but clearly still not over it). Yet I've been surprised at how many London Marathon 2017 runners I've spoken to who, despite completing that amazing feat, are still feeling down about their race time.

The N Word: The Controversy, The Double Standard And Why Katie Price Shouldn't Have Used It

Stacy Francis | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stacy Francis

My argument with Katie Price was she has a huge platform and the ability to teach people to not use such an awful word that has is associated with horrible suppression against a race. Does she care about any of the disparities that black people still face in America and around the world? Her issue which is bullying was suddenly overlooked as she dropped this word in her conversation and caused a big media frenzy.

When Voting 'Blanc' Is Voting White

Natasha Freidus | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Natasha Freidus

Don't vote for your privilege, vote against racism, vote against fascism, vote against Le Pen. Choose the chicken. It may not be ideal, but it's the reality. There are already enough plates of crap in the world.

The 'I' Factor - Why TV Needs People Like You And Me

Nimesh Joshi | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nimesh Joshi

First things first, I never thought about 'diversity' growing up. Not once did I think the colour of my skin, my social class, my religion or anything...

Why The Media Should Be More Diverse

Molly Thompson | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

In theory, the media should exist to represent people. To tell their stories and share their struggles. Whether its film, TV or advertisements, they should be representative of the world that we live in. Unfortunately though, they are not. As much as people will try to preach that we have come so far and that the diversification of our media has greatly improved, it has a lot further to go.

New Oxford Portraits Will Celebrate University's Increasing Diversity

Dr Rebecca Surender | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Dr Rebecca Surender

Look around Oxford University's corridors and dining halls at the magnificent portraits that hang there, and something may strike you: almost everyone...

Oxford To Win The 2017 Boat Race

Johnny Luk | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Sport
Johnny Luk

I will say straight off the bat, barring a sinking or crash; Oxford University Men's first team will win the 2017 Boat Race. I didn't go to either university, so I have no bias here.

Day To End Racial Discrimination: 'Covert Racism' As A Hurdle

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Professor Binna Kandola

There has been, over the last half-century, a revolution in attitudes towards a range of social groups. Fifty years ago, 80% of people thought Africa...

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 09: Relationships

Elena Guthrie | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

Did things end well? Or not so well, and you explain the animosity by declaring that they were 'out of their mind', 'crazy' or 'unhinged'? This kind of language is harmful and enormously disrespectful of people with mental health problems, so we wouldn't normally use it - but here it's important to use those labels.

History Was Made At The London Young Labour Conference, But We're Not Done Yet

Siddo Dwyer | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Siddo Dwyer

Issues surrounding race in Young Labour and the wider Party persist. Even with the passing of this motion we will face battles for our voice to be heard across Young Labour, in wider Labour Party structures and Council and Parliamentary selections. Change won't happen in a year, or even two, but it will.

Scorsese's Silence Is A Movie About Race As Well As Religion

Malory Nye | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Malory Nye

(Photo: Andrew Garfield and Yosuke Kubozuka in Silence, courtesy of Paramount) Martin Scorsese's new epic Silence is an exploration of belief, faith,...

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.

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...

In the US, The Death Penalty Has Now Become A Way of Life - Is There Any Hope?

Sam Mottahedan | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Mottahedan

Is there any hope? For now, hope seems to lie in the work of those tireless advocates who in the absurdly mundane visitation room at Polunsky courageously play the roles of social worker, friend and champion in an increasingly unforgiving world. Most of all, hope lies behind the soundproof glass, where human beings, continue to endeavour at living a meaningful life ...

'Mum, Where Were You The Day Trump Was Elected?'

Nick Compton | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Compton

Would you do something for me? It will only take a moment of your time if you have a second to spare. Please. Turn to the person next to you and ask them if they're okay. Ask them if they need advice or a friend. Ask them if they need a shoulder to cry on.

Why Race is Still An Issue In Mental Health

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK
Lord Victor Adebowale

Mental health care should be equal to treatment for physical health problems- and just as accessible and available. That's what the coalition governm...

Discover 10 New Authors of Colour

Ann Girdharry | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ann Girdharry

I reviewed this book over on Goodreads and, wow, was I impressed. Smita's writing style is wonderful. I hunted her down to ask if she would kick off this 'Discover...' series for me and was delighted when she agreed. Read on to find out more.

This Man Wants You To Meet The 7 Kids Killed By Guns Every Day In America

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK

“You don’t know where they are going to die, or who they are going to be,” says Gary Younge, referring to the fact that an average of seven chil...

Why I Decided To Change My Name

Ayo Akinwolere | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ayo Akinwolere

Your name is such a crucial part of your identity and I've always been seriously proud of my Nigerian heritage. Yoruba is my first language, I still speak it regularly and I live for Nigerian food. I loved having the opportunity to show Britain my love for the cuisine on Celebrity Masterchef last year.

Dear Readers - Have You Been White-Washed?

Ann Girdharry | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK
Ann Girdharry

I think it's about time the mainstream bookshelves reflected the mix and diversity that actually exists in society. I think it's time that diverse characters, with racially diverse backgrounds and parentage and histories, finally found their way onto our contemporary bookshelves in the 'main' sections.