Posts Tagged: Racism

Political correctness has not gone mad

Political correctness has not gone mad

Why freedom of expression has never been an unlimited right to be offensive. The phrase “political correctness gone mad” has become synonymous with “I’m no longer allowed to say what I want”, and is commonly used with some sort of reference to freedom of expression being violated. Applied to a variety of personal characteristics — …

Facebook’s Oversight Board: long-awaited accountability or smokescreen for culpability?

Facebook’s Oversight Board: long-awaited accountability or smokescreen for culpability?

How trusting or sceptical should we be of Facebook’s Oversight Board and its decisions? In response to years of criticisms of its algorithms and decisions on what content should be allowed, Facebook established its own Oversight Board, as a sort of independent appeals body that would review past controversial decisions and publish fully transparent decisions. …

Why Muslim Women Don’t Need Saving

Why Muslim Women Don’t Need Saving

In the beginning of April 2021, the French Senate passed a measure that severely limited Muslim women’s freedoms to visibly practice their religion. The most controversial of the measures prevents anyone under the age of 18 to wear a veil in public. In addition, mothers who wear a hijab will not be allowed to accompany …

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 …

“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 …