This would inform people, spark an interest from a young age, and give a scope for creativity that is not currently present, without forcing people to solely study fashion. I am not putting other arts down, I am trying to bring fashion up to a similar position, and it is my belief that, with these changes in attitude and procedure, this is a very real possibility.
Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.
As a society, we have fought against sexism, racism and bigotry. Today it's time for us to acknowledge another "-ism", one that's been around for a long time yet is still largely unrecognised: speciesism. Speciesism is the belief that all other animals are inferior to human beings and therefore humans are justified in exploiting them.
It is important that the media reflects the diversity of the country. We aren't just complaining because we want jobs. We aren't just angry at being ignored. The point of media is to bridge the gap between 'happenings' and societal understand of those 'happenings'. That requires a breadth of opinion and experience that we simply can't get by being racially homogeneous at the top.
It is abundantly clear from Massow's incoherent musings that he is playing an extremely dangerous yet unfathomably transparent game of divide-and-rule. His assertion that racism in the 1980s can be excused by rampant homophobia perpetrated by BME Brits is utterly ludicrous. It presupposes the kind of 'white gay men were the drivers in gay liberation' nonsense that only Roland Emmerich could possibly make any sense of. It also props up a skewed hierarchy of 'white victims' vs. 'black aggressors' that is completely devoid of fact or truth.
When over 80% of gay men say they have experienced racism within the LGBT community it's time to we recognised this as an important issue that needs to be dealt with it head on - not least because we have a long shared history of oppression but because at the end of the day its the right thing to do.
Despite the warnings, 5 December, and the days and weeks that surrounded it, still proved to be a major challenge for me. Although I was aware that people were going to don blackfaces, I couldn't help but be surprised by the scale of the practice. Children and adults alike wore their afro wigs, red lips and gold earrings with pride...