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Migrant rough sleepers face threat of deportation

Migrant rough sleepers face threat of deportation

The government have relaunched a controversial programme which gives them the possibility of deporting migrants who are sleeping rough. We have previously written about the government’s response to rough sleeping and homelessness during COVID-19 with the ‘Everybody In’ programme. As we feared, it was a short-term solution, and now the government are making the lives …

Are we teaching technology to be racist?

Are we teaching technology to be racist?

Artificial Intelligence systems are learning to replicate and codify systemic biases, posing problems for the fight against racial injustice. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is becoming an increasingly present part of our everyday lives. Programmes designed to integrate AI into areas like healthcare, education, and criminal justice are cropping up everywhere, designed to streamline and simplify …

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 …