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The race for positive change in sport

The race for positive change in sport

How do we reconcile knowledge of the injustices in many sports with the enjoyment of being a spectator? As we enjoy the familiar tradition of a summer of sport — albeit with some restrictions still in place — it’s worth reflecting on how this fits in with the strong push for fairer practices and equal …

What do we mean by ‘integration’?

What do we mean by ‘integration’?

We often talk about the need for migrants to ‘integrate’ into British society — but is this is a positive ideal, or coded language for racism and xenophobia? As Brexit, debates over British immigration policy, and a number of global refugee crises have swept public discussion over the last decade or so, the term ‘integration’ …

Women’s football is not bad, much like women’s issues in general, it has just been neglected and underfunded for decades

Women’s football is not bad, much like women’s issues in general, it has just been neglected and underfunded for decades

In light of the recent Euros, it is important to highlight the barriers and stereotypes women face in football, and have always faced historically. The ‘Men’s Euros’ recently ended, once again making it clear that men’s football is seen as the norm, much like in other sports. The official name of that tournament is UEFA …

Leaving lockdown with a positive impact

Leaving lockdown with a positive impact

There is now light at the end of the tunnel, but we must make sure vulnerable minority women also see that light. As we exit lockdown and many look forward to returning to some sense of normalcy, it is important to remember that the end of lockdown is not necessarily an exciting prospect for everyone. …

Post-Colonial U.K.: The Denial of Racism and the Whitewashing of British History

Post-Colonial U.K.: The Denial of Racism and the Whitewashing of British History

The U.K., now considered to be in post-colonial times, has ostensibly left behind its racist legacy. However, placing the U.K.’s imperial history entirely in the past neglects the relics of imperialism imbued in U.K. society, exhibited through the exclusionary and racist narratives that permeate U.K.’s society today. Protestors targeting statues of important imperial figures as …