Racism

Inside the UK's anti-migrant protests
Activism

Inside the UK's anti-migrant protests

Demonstrations in Rotherham, Erskine, Warwickshire and St. Helens last weekend show an alarming rise in the frequency of anti-migrant protests as well as the numbers attending them. But tensions have been brewing for a long time as inflammatory rhetoric has ramped up across mainstream news and politics.

Written by: Tom Bennett

Black and brown people fleeing Ukraine are facing attack
Activism

Black and brown people fleeing Ukraine are facing attack

Search for Sanctuary — While many people escaping war have been welcomed by Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, the threat of coordinated attacks from white supremacists have left some fearing for their safety.

Written by: Taiwo Balogun

Young UK Muslims on growing up in the shadow of 9/11
Activism

Young UK Muslims on growing up in the shadow of 9/11

20 years on — To mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Gen Z Muslims reflect on how the tragedy spurred on Islamophobia in Britain, and the impact it’s had on their lives.

Written by: Mishti Ali

Grassroots football teams take a stand against racism
Activism

Grassroots football teams take a stand against racism

‘Racist fans are not fans‘ — In response to the abuse faced by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, teams from across London gathered in solidarity with the England players.

Written by: Huck

The British school kids who took on the Nazis in the ‘70s
Activism

The British school kids who took on the Nazis in the ‘70s

Fighting fascism — During the 1970s, an organisation made up of thousands of young people came together to combat racism in schools and beyond. While relatively forgotten, there are vital lessons to be learned from their organising.

Written by: Nic Murray

Meghan Markle has exposed Britain’s racist, rotten core
Opinion

Meghan Markle has exposed Britain’s racist, rotten core

Uncomfortable truths — In the wake of the Oprah interview, defending Meghan – a figure with undeniable privilege – has felt uncomfortable for many. It is, however, possible and necessary to fight against these institutions while also condemning the racism those within it have faced, writes Chanté Joseph.

Written by: Chanté Joseph

Can psychedelics break down racial barriers?
Activism

Can psychedelics break down racial barriers?

New perspectives — Our era has been described as a ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’, with growing interest in the potential mental health benefits of hallucinogenics. But could these mind-altering experiences help people of colour navigate racism?

Written by: Adam Quarshie

It's time we stopped treating antisemitism as a factional tool
Opinion

It's time we stopped treating antisemitism as a factional tool

Time to reflect — After a dramatic day which saw the release of a damning report into Labour’s handling of antisemitism and the suspension of former leader Jeremy Corbyn, writer Em Hilton calls for an end to utilising oppression for political gain

Written by: Em Hilton

#BollywoodSoWhite: fighting anti-Blackness in South Asia
Activism

#BollywoodSoWhite: fighting anti-Blackness in South Asia

Battle over Beyoncé — After uproar towards a Bollywood song with a racist lyric about Beyoncé, South Asian youth are confronting deeply entrenched colourist beliefs and the ingrained sense of anti-Blackness in society.

Written by: Jeevan Ravindran

Labour MPs are demanding drug reform, and here's why
Activism

Labour MPs are demanding drug reform, and here's why

End the war on drugs — As data reveals disproportionate cannabis cautions for Black people, a Labour campaign backed by 20 MPs is calling for comprehensive drug reform. Campaign co-founder Jeff Smith, MP for Manchester Withington, explains why.

Written by: Jeff Smith

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