Tag Archives: racism

A rainbow pride flag has a central overlay of a black circle which reveals a clenched fist which has a rainbow that represents different skin tones.

Racism and Homophobia and how both communities need to support each other

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa For this LBGT+ history month I’m looking at racism and homophobia. As a mixed-heritage working-class lesbian, I’ve taken a deep dive into what it’s like being a queer member of the Global Majority in society offering personal reflections and looking at how cultural norms impact the lives of queer non-White people. Terminology […]

Anti Racist Advent

This December on the run up to Christmas, we’ve been sharing daily ideas, new perspectives and thinking points around becoming anti-racist. If you missed them, don’t worry, we’ve shared all 24 below and added some further notes to give a broader insight for each point. Don’t treat your journey to becoming anti-racist as an act […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The true varied, modern and innovative nature of so-called ‘primitive’ African Art

AUTHOR: MEG GUY The African continent spans 30.37 million square kilometres and encompasses an area large enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan Mexico and more within its borders. A diverse land mass, it features everything from mountains to deserts, to jagged coastlines and is home to over 1.37 billion people. In terms […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: AFRICA – THE DAWN OF HUMANITY AND HOW THE WORLD WAS POPULATED

Co-Authored by: Ewen Turner & Sarah Saunders     Let’s start at the beginning… According to the Archbishop of Armagh, James Ussher; the world began in 4004 BC. Specifically on the evening before October 23rd. Huh?! Today we know this to be nonsense, but in 1650 this was the height of scientific sophistication. Ussher had […]

Lewis Hamilton Poses with his car

LEWIS: A Power For Change

AUTHOR: SARAH SAUNDERS      As we begin National Inclusion Week 2021 we want to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Lewis Hamilton on his legacy defining 100th Formula One Grand Prix victory in Russia on Sunday.  Hamilton is the first and only Black driver in F1 and undeniably the most successful racing driver of all […]

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 […]