Oct 17, Your World

What Will The Next Generation Think Of Us?

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” Many often define this period of time as the ‘liberal movement’. A time where human rights reign and the tragedies against humanity which did prevail are now seen as events and periods we judge, learn from, and remember the innocent people who suffered (e.g. slavery, extinction/mass murder). […]

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Oct 17, Your World

The Mirror That Never Reflected Me

It started with my first love: Brer Rabbit. Followed by the wild imaginings of Roald Dahl.  Poems stole, and still has my heart. Robert Louis Stevenson. Lewis Carrol. I could recite them word for word. English lessons wasn’t a chore for me – it was sanctuary. 2008 was a landmark year. Our teacher told us […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture, Your World

Racial Colour-blindness in the UK

We are all one race, the human race  Things are so much better now, there are so many jobs out there now.  Not everything has to do with race I’m not a racist but… I’m not racist some of my friends are Black  “I don’t have a racist bone in my body?” That is not […]

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Sept 17, Your World

Of Liberation and Sight…

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!” You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to Speak as they Spoke. You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to Think as they Thought. You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to hold firm to their Concepts. You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to hold firm to their […]

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Aug 17, Your World

Black Love within English Football: Does it exist?

Football is the largest sport in the UK. According to Sporting Intelligence survey in 2012, 32.2% of premier league players are black whilst only 2% of the population in the UK are black. Paul Pogba is the most expensive footballer of all time playing for one of the largest clubs in the world.   Black […]

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Aug 17, Your World

What is Rape Culture?

Rape culture is a sociological/anthropological term (no, it’s not crazy SJW talk) used to describe how rape is prevalent and normalised due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. Rape culture refers to how, as a culture, we are socialised to see certain situations as normal or “just how things are”. It ranges from ‘harmless’ […]

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Jul 17, Your World

Women Not Weapons

What was your starting inspiration? It all started with an article my friend Samy shared on facebook. It was about rape used as a weapon of warfare with Congo, the article commended Dr.  Denis Mukewege the man whom repaired these abused woman, however what was peculiar and struck me was the vivid graphic details in […]

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Jul 17, Your World

APPROPRIATION VS ASSIMILATION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

When we talk about cultural appropriation and how detrimental it is to ‘minority’ cultures, there is always a rebuttal along the lines of “but minorities appropriate white culture all the time so what’s the big deal?” In my first year of university, after the Christmas break, a white girl who lived on my floor came […]

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Jul 17, Your World

The Corporate Afro

Originally featured on: controversialone.wordpress.com “Sexism makes me angrier than racism!” These were the words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, and at first I didn’t understand what on earth she was chatting about. But once I calmed down and watched the rest of her TEDxEuston presentation I could understand why she said what she said. She explained feeling […]

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