Tag Archives: racism

Tuning in. What the Kate Clanchy debate made me think.

Author: Nick Anderson I was going to write a blog about the Kate Clanchy debacle but then it became so multi-faceted and there was so much white noise that it was difficult to isolate one key issue to focus on so I decided not to bother. Not because I didn’t care, I just thought it […]

The Revolutionary Prince

Author: Janett Walker Prince Rogers Nelson was born on the 7 June 1958. We all know Prince was one of the most talented musicians of his time, he was a rare composer who could perform at a professional level on virtually all the instruments he required for a set and a considerable number of his […]

Stephen Lawrence: The Murder That Should Have Changed A Nation

Author: Janett Walker On 22 April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered as he waited for a bus with his friend Duwayne Brooks.   THE EVENTS THAT EVENING Stephen and Duwayne had spent the evening at Stephen’s uncle’s house playing video games and then went to take a bus home. They realised the bus they’d taken […]

But I’m Not Racist. Am I?

Author: Sophia Newton You’ve never called anyone the n*word, you’ve even stopped saying ch***y when you’re ordering a Chinese take-away. You feel a bit ashamed about that fancy-dress outfit, but hey, you didn’t know any better and you wouldn’t do that now. You’ve never knowingly judged anyone based on the colour of their skin. You’ve […]

Remembering the New Cross Fire. 40 Years On.

 Thirteen Dead and Nothing said In the early hours of Sunday, 18 January 1981, a devastating fire raged through a birthday party being held at a family home at 439 New Cross Road in Deptford, south-east London. Thirteen young people aged between 14 and 22 were killed, twenty seven more were seriously injured; all were […]

Racism and Refugees in Cumbria

Racism and refugees in Cumbria Cumbria has a longstanding relationship with refugees. Whether it be in the aftermath of World War I or II, or in more recent times. Often, the terms ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ are confused and incorrectly used interchangeably in the media and public conversation. The definition of a refugee is described as: […]

Black people, racism and human rights

The damning Black People Racism and Human Rights report was published on 11 November by House of Commons and House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights – the UK Human Rights Committee. The Committee have stated that the government must take urgent action and called out previous government reports on racism as at best […]

How to have a conversation about mental health with your parent from a different culture

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa It’s World Mental Health Day today and we want to share with you my story of being a black person with a lifelong mental health condition. This a deeply personal story but one that needs to be told so others can feel free to talk about their mental health without stigma. At […]