Posts Tagged: Racism

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

Sensationalist media contribute to creating social tensions during the pandemic   COVID-19 has brought to light the major inequalities that exist within our society, in particular the disproportionate effect on BAME communities. The media and government have been responsible for creating scapegoats out of minorities in the rise of cases through baseless allegations. The UK …

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

Most people have heard of hate crimes, but what actually is a hate crime and how can we prevent them? This year, National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 runs from the 10th to 17th of October. Whilst it is important to combat hate crime every day, this week seeks to draw special to attention to …

Leicester sweatshops and the negligence of BAME lives

Exposing the atrocious working conditions in garment factories in Leicester shocked the nation, but this is no isolated incident: BAME labour is systemically exploited in the UK. Embed from Getty Images Leicester garment factories in the spotlight A report by Labour Behind the Label exposed garment factories in Leicester, primarily working for online fast fashion …

How to Talk to your Family about Racism 

Often the simplest of actions can be the most effective. Embed from Getty Images Since the murder of George Floyd, there has been a surge in protests and people taking action in necessary ways, be it signing petitions and sending donations. Yet, often the best way to take action is to start at home and …

How do we stop marginalised communities being seen as the ‘other’?

How do we overcome divisions and perpetuated marginalisation? Marginalised communities (including, but not restricted to, BAMER communities) are often seen as the ‘other’. Individuals are seen as fundamentally separate from the mainstream or majority of society. Reasons for this vary, depending on the person involved. Some may find it emotionally difficult to think of themselves …

Loneliness Awareness Week: the struggles of the isolated and marginalised

On Loneliness Awareness Week, let’s remember the challenges of those for whom this is more than just a campaign. This week (15th-19th June) is Loneliness Awareness Week, with a focus on increasing the conversation surrounding loneliness. Participate in this discussion on social media by using the hashtag #LetsTalkLoneliness to remove barriers against discussing our struggles. …

Britain’s Black Lives Matter

Is the UK racist like the US? Some might say Yes. This does not mean every individual white Brit hates black people – however, it does mean that our institutions, from the education system to criminal justice, uphold some level of white supremacy that puts BIPOC communities at a disadvantage and privileges whiteness.   The …