Category Archives: Ethnic Minorities

The UK’s violent crime epidemic hits BAME communities hardest

The rates of violent crime in UK are on the rise, with knife crime rising by 20%, gun crime rising by 21% and London’s murder rate overtaking New York’s. However, it is marginalised members of BAME communities who are most … Continue reading

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Justice, the veil and a fair trial

The President of the UK Supreme court, Baroness Hale, has suggested that women giving evidence in court should not be able to hide their faces behind religious veils. However, does this position actually contribute to fairer trials or just deter … Continue reading

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New generation, same old hatred?

Recent figures have revealed that within and around educational facilities such as colleges and schools, hate crime has risen by 62% in the last year. There have even been reports of primary children as young as six committing racially and religiously … Continue reading

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The Media STILL fails to report on far-right terrorism adequately

The language the mainstream media have used to frame the actions, arrest and trial of terrorist Darren Osborne has not gone far enough to adequately represent the severity of the danger of far-right terrorism. Until the media linguistically frames far-right … Continue reading

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Breaking down the language barrier in immigrant families

ESOL services are a vital part of successful integration for many immigrant families, with these services in increasing jeopardy, it will be women and children who will suffer the most.    For first generation immigrants, coming to the UK to … Continue reading

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Why English is essential for integration into British society

The English language, as the official language of Britain, is an essential skill for refugees and migrants to fully integrate into British society. The government will be releasing a new integration strategy this year. Dame Louise Casey was commissioned by … Continue reading

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Meghan Markle, the Media and the Monarchy

Following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first official visit this month to Nottingham, we at JAN Trust wanted to congratulate the happy couple on their engagement. Furthermore, we have been considering the treatment of Markle by the British media since … Continue reading

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Implicit Bias: The insidious nature of discrimination

66% of the British population, who have taken the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT), were found to have an underlying preference towards white people. What is implicit bias and how can it be combatted? For the most part, people do … Continue reading

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An Inhuman Attack: The Crisis of Rohingya Women

The Rohingya Muslims are a minority community within Myanmar who have long been persecuted through the denial of citizenship and basic human rights. In recent months, Myanmar’s military have increased the intensity of their ‘clearance operations’, resulting in hundreds of … Continue reading

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My Week Dressed As A Caricature Of A Muslim

The most off the mark show of the year goes to… When we at JAN Trust saw the advert for, My Week as a Muslim, our first thought was wait, there’s a show with a woman in brownface and fitted … Continue reading

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