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COVID-19 and the Privilege of Productivity

Remote work does not look the same for everyone. The ability to focus is tied to societal privilege on a larger scale. Working from home – a blessing and a curse These past two months, many non-essential workers have had … 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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How Individual Governments’ Handling of COVID-19 has Led to a Spike in Hate Crimes and Speech.

Now, more than ever the residents of every country are giving their trust up to their government and looking to them for guidance and answers. However, these uncertain times also allow governments to target marginalised communities as scapegoats. This discriminatory … Continue reading

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Why BAME communities are More Likely to be Affected by Coronavirus

In recent weeks, we have seen a rise in coronavirus casualties within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre reported that 35% of almost 2,000 patients were non-white. This is a troubling statistic, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, community and Ramadan

Celebrating Ramadan during social distancing can feel odd, yet the communal aspects of it need not to be forgotten. There are many ways to safely keep in touch with your community during Ramadan to avoid feelings of loneliness. The current … Continue reading

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The Dangers of COVID-19 to our Youth through the Internet

We live in an extremely fortunate age where even when isolated from our friends and loved ones, we are still able to connect over the internet. However, several groups and radical extremists are using this tool of connection to their … Continue reading

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Muslim students: Facing challenges before and during university

In 2009, 3 students were stabbed exiting City University in London. Why? Because they were Muslim. A few days before, at the same university, a student’s skull was cracked open in an attack that took place because they were on … Continue reading

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Inter-generational living and the problems it raises in the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus, the current pandemic has overcome the world and nation in a matter of weeks. We’re all being advised to stay home in order to protect the elderly and vulnerable but what about those households who live with their elderly … Continue reading

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