Posts Tagged: Racism

How Community Cohesion Will Save Us From Ourselves

How Community Cohesion Will Save Us From Ourselves

It’s an innate trait of humans to need other people — to rely on other people for survival. This naturistic concept goes way back to tribal times where, without your community you would not survive. So why, all of a sudden, have we decided that we no longer need that? Why have we chosen to …

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

Afghanistan: Mission Aborted

The mission has been left in shatters but it’s time for countries to pick up the pieces. The Taliban’s sudden rise to power has been devastating and a loss for all countries that have in some way been involved in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001. With the Taliban regaining land and power in …

Recognising intersecting identities

Recognising intersecting identities

There is no one way to be part of a group — whether that be ethnic, LGBTQ+, religious, or any other group — and it is time that society and media recognise that. We have previously written about the problems with colour-blind casting and the importance of representation in media, and with the release of …

Stop and search is a crime: Why the government must rethink the latest crime reduction plan

Stop and search is a crime: Why the government must rethink the latest crime reduction plan

How this series of measures threatens to compound discrimination, divide communities, and neglect the deep-rooted issues that permeate the criminal justice system. At the end of July, the government unveiled its latest crime reduction strategy to make the streets safer and protect victims, and it has been widely disputed ever since. The Beating Crime Plan …

What does Instagram activism do, anyway?

What does Instagram activism do, anyway?

Is sharing Instagram graphics an important way of organising and educating, or an exercise in performative wokeness? Instagram, the land of brunch photos and fitness bloggers, has not always been a political platform. But, in the last year, with the increasing online visibility of the Black Lives Matter movement, the app has seen a boom …

The Real Fanfare Behind #FreeBritney: A Case of Sexist Treatment Towards Famous Females and their Mental Health

The Real Fanfare Behind #FreeBritney: A Case of Sexist Treatment Towards Famous Females and their Mental Health

In June, JAN Trust wrote about “the not-so-hysterical problem of sexism in healthcare”, underlining the most blatant stereotype of the “hysterical” woman that has long been established in history and now in popular culture. The historical precedent for this sexist approach to mental health is undeniable. Since the advent of ‘insane asylums’, female mental health …

Overcoming White fragility is the first step towards anti-racism

Overcoming White fragility is the first step towards anti-racism

Discomfort with confronting whiteness, and a fear of being labelled as ‘racist’, is preventing White people from engaging in important conversations about race.  The last year has seen the explosion of a global conversation about race, with an increased focus on the importance of being anti-racist. However, conversations about racism can often find themselves shut …

Where does the myth of Muslim ‘no-go areas’ come from?

Where does the myth of Muslim ‘no-go areas’ come from?

Stories about areas in the UK that are a ‘no-go’ for non-Muslims often circulate online. But are these valid concerns, or a moral panic grounded in a fear of difference? One of the most bizarre and unfounded claims about the British Muslim community in recent years is a moral panic that is popular amongst politicians …