Tag Archives: UK

Cultural appropriation vs appreciation – What is the difference?

Cultural appropriation turns years of culture into a trend overnight.   Over the years there have been large debates over what constitutes as cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is where a group’s customs and traditions are inappropriately adopted or unacknowledged by a dominant group. Marginalised groups in society have had … Continue reading

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The Sainsbury’s Christmas advert shows us a diverse Britain that some refuse to accept

Racist responses to the use of a black family in Sainsbury’s 2020 Christmas advert demonstrates how, to some, BAME communities are still not ‘British’. In recent months, as discussions of structural racism have swept the globe, campaigners in the UK … Continue reading

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Emergency Covid-19 fund leaves small charities behind – with grave consequences

The covid-19 pandemic has led to small charities in the UK facing existential struggle as their funding has come to a halt, and the Government’s emergency fund is not doing enough. Covid-19 and the charity sector The coronavirus pandemic has … Continue reading

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Belly Mujinga has been failed by the UK

When will endless condolences stop being enough and when will actual justice prevail? Belly Mujinga was a British-Congolese 47-year-old railway ticket worker, who died on April 5th earlier this year after being spat at by a man claiming to have … Continue reading

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All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge … 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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Gender Differences in Radicalisation

In 2014 when ISIS declared its caliphate thousands of women around the world migrated to join debunking the myth that woman did not participate in violent extremism. In fact figures show that with the proclamation of the Caliphate, the number … Continue reading

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Women in the far right: A network of toxic femininity

The world is accustomed to overlooking the power of women. However women are a powerful force in any movement – for instance, the Women’s March in January 2017 was an incredible display of what women can do together, fighting for … Continue reading

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Destroyed and displaced: how gentrification is killing minority communities

Gentrification is increasing throughout London and marginalised minority residents are at special risk. The communities they have created, the dynamic culture that London is known for and the social wellbeing of society’s most vulnerable, including women and children, is threatened … Continue reading

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Reacting to rising online harms – what should be done?

Hate crimes happening online and being broadcast on social media is an increasing phenomenon, showing a dark side to the internet that should not be left to grow unchecked. The internet and social media have been great resources in our … Continue reading

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