Posts Tagged: Inequality

Dealing with information overload

Dealing with information overload

We have more access to information now than previous generations have ever had—with both historical and new information co-existing, it can be hard to process everything that we are seeing daily, especially when two pieces of information contradict each other. This information can include new media, news articles, advertisements, new stimuli or environments, a change …

Don’t touch my hair!

Don’t touch my hair!

Non-straight hair is beautiful, normal, and above all human. While we have made strides in becoming a more inclusive society, Western Eurocentric beauty ideals are still ingrained in our society, creating a society that is hostile towards non-European physical features. The standardisation of straight hair is due to straight hair being the common hair type …

Grenfell Tower: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Response

Grenfell Tower: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Response

The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy is full of contradictions.   Behind a charade of solidarity, national and local government have continuously failed to deliver justice to victims. This blog explores the cognitive dissonance of the Grenfell Tower response and how we may be seeing the same things repeated in the aftermath of Covid-19.  …

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’ …

Gentrification as a driving force for social injustice

Gentrification as a driving force for social injustice

The transformation of low-income neighbourhoods to trendy, more upmarket versions of their past selves often comes at an unfair cost for the communities who have resided there for decades.   What is gentrification? Gentrification can be defined as the transformation of an area to a middle-class neighbourhood leading to displacement of the original predominantly working-class …

Why pitting BAME communities against the ‘white working class’ misses the point about inequality

Why pitting BAME communities against the ‘white working class’ misses the point about inequality

The UK government’s rejection of anti-racism in favour of tackling socioeconomic equality presents a false choice that ignores intersectional struggles. “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives” – Audre Lorde In December 2020, Liz Truss, the Minister for Women and Equalities, delivered a speech outlining a …