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Archive for the ‘Race and culture’ Category

Rotherham and UKIP Fostering Debate

If I were so minded, I could probably write a blog every day on the subject of racism and the frequency with which accusations of racism are made by one party, only to be swiftly denied by another,

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Mary Seacole

I would never have heard of Mary Seacole were it not for Black History Month, the one time in the year when black achievement is given centre stage.

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Playing the race card

The term ‘playing the race card’ is often used to minimise the experience and consequences of racism,

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Sepp Blatter and racism

Everyone’s lining up to give Sepp Blatter a kicking, with good cause.

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What caused the riots?

One of the first initiatives from the coalition government was to start a conversation about fairness. “What is it?” they asked. “And what does it really mean?”

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Race and reporting of the London Riots

It isn’t hard to spot where some of the media are heading in their reports in the immediate aftermath of the weekend rioting.  For them, race is the indelible factor,

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Will more diversity across UK publishing and bookselling really make a difference to what’s being published?

Diversity in publishing is something that many publishing houses aim for but don’t achieve. I ask why?

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Frankie Boyle and the trend in cruel comedy

Ricky Gervais of The Office fame dominated headlines this week after a performance at the Golden Globes that divided opinion.

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How to tell someone they sound racist

How good are you at telling someone they sound racist. Tip: focus on what they’ve done, not on what they are.

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