Be an up-stander, not a bystander Our hearts are broken over what’s happening in the US, the result of centuries of racism and oppression. The UK, like the US, has taken too long to translate our ideals into action or change and we still have a long way to go. Being far from campus makes… Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER
A new report has criticised universities’ complacency on racist abuse, but academics warn the problem is deeper-rooted An inquiry by the government’s equality watchdog has condemned universities for being oblivious to the scale of racism on their campuses. The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report has been widely welcomed for highlighting universities’ complacency on tackling… Continue reading ‘MONOLITHICALLY WHITE PLACES’: ACADEMICS ON RACISM IN UNIVERSITIES
2020 has held a mirror up to the world and forced many to see the reality of racism in all its guises. From Black people dying disproportionately in the pandemic, to the horrific murder of George Floyd and no justice for Breonna Taylor – the 26-year-old emergency medical worker killed by police in her own… Continue reading WHY BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER THIS YEAR?