Posts Tagged: Ethnic Minorities

Why should we care about hair?

Why should we care about hair?

Whilst some people see hair purely as a superficial concept, it has long been a point of contention, as it has strong connections to religious and cultural traditions for minority communities. Some people may have been surprised to read news reports of students at Pimlico Academy in London protesting against their school’s new uniform policy, …

Financial Literacy: The Myth of Structural Change

Financial Literacy: The Myth of Structural Change

Research shows that persons of colour, but especially those in Black communities, have significantly less knowledge of saving and investing than their White counterparts. Although improving financial literacy can indeed help with individual wealth growth, educating communities cannot solve the structural sources of racial and religious economic inequality within our society. This is not to …

Colour-blind casting: a step in the right direction?

Colour-blind casting: a step in the right direction?

Does the diverse casting of shows like Bridgerton and Hamilton do enough to improve BAME representation? A lack of on-screen racial diversity is not a new phenomenon — White actors are too often the ‘go to’ for casting directors, and characters of colour (when included at all) are often relegated to the background. “Colour-blind” casting, …

The spike in anti-Asian hate crime

The spike in anti-Asian hate crime

Anti-Asian hate crime has drastically risen since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. Many activists have claimed that this rise in such hate crimes is due to the false yet incredibly widespread belief that Asian people are responsible for spreading the coronavirus. As a result, many from the East Asian community report feeling incredibly unsafe …

The rise in female homicide victims

The rise in female homicide victims

On the 3rd of March at 9pm, 33-year-old Sarah Everard was reported missing after exiting a friend’s house near Clapham Junction. The police reported that Miss Everard was returning to her home in Brixton, with the journey supposed to take around 50 minutes. Scotland Yard’s Specialist Crime Command led the investigation due to the ‘complex …

“Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors”: why children’s books need greater BAME representation

“Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors”: why children’s books need greater BAME representation

Representation not only means that children can see themselves in their favourite stories, but teaches them to understand lives and experiences beyond their own. Over the past year, debates surrounding issues like police brutality and colonial-era statues, as well as the healthcare inequalities that have been exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, have contributed towards a …

In Memoriam: Rafaat Mughal OBE

In Memoriam: Rafaat Mughal OBE

Founder, matriarch, trailblazer, advocate. We are devastated to announce that Rafaat Mughal OBE, JAN Trust’s founder and a woman who educated, empowered, and encouraged women in her own right, passed away on Saturday 10th April 2021. During the course of her life, she was a matriarch, politician, teacher, and researcher, but we remember her most …

Is it time to find an alternative to the term BAME?

Is it time to find an alternative to the term BAME?

This blog discusses the origins of the term “Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME)”, the significance of BAME as an acronym, and its implications for ethnic minority groups in UK society. BAME is a term used in the UK to refer to Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people, reflecting a wide grouping of different races, …