Category Archives: BAME

End of compassion in immigration policy

The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new … Continue reading

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Refugee Week: Imagine Being a Refugee in 2020

This week, for Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, we imagine being a refugee during a pandemic. This week marks UK Refugee Week and World Refugee Day (on the 20th). The 2020 theme for Refugee Week is “Imagine”. Imagine a … Continue reading

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The anniversary of Grenfell Tower reminds us that BAME lives are still not a priority

On 14th June 2017, the world saw Grenfell Tower engulfed by fires for several hours. The tragic incident took the lives of 72 people. The cladding that caused the entire building to burn down was chosen because it was cheap, … Continue reading

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Britain’s Black Lives Matter

Is the UK racist like the US? Some might say Yes. This does not mean every individual white Brit hates black people – however, it does mean that our institutions, from the education system to criminal justice, uphold some level … Continue reading

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Who is falling through the cracks? What COVID-19 is teaching us about BAME communities in the UK

We know that in times of crisis be it environmental, health or otherwise, the most marginalised and poorest people in our society suffer the most. People fall through the cracks. This is the case not only during the crisis, but … Continue reading

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Deaths of NHS staff are disproportionately those from BAME backgrounds

  The UK proudly houses some of the highest numbers of foreign-born doctors and nurses working for our NHS. According to a parliamentary report from July 2019, around 13.1% of NHS staff are non-British, the nationalities of these staff are … Continue reading

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