After reading Black Oot Here: Black Lives in Scotland by Francesca Sobande and layla-roxanne hill, I struggled to situate myself. I am new to Scotland. I think it is apt to say that I embody the assumption many try to put on to Black Lives in Scotland; not native born, child of an immigrant, and not really from here.
Cross-posted from Centre for Education and Race Equality in Scotland (CERES) – Blog post by Andy Hancock One element of The Black Lives Matter movement has been to shine a light on whose voices in society are heard and which are being silenced. These include multilingual voices as languages are integral to an individual’s identity …
Last week’s election has already been praised in delivering the “most representative parliament of devolution”. Whilst that is true, the bar up to now has been exceptionally low; with no women of colour elected in 22 years, a stagnant number of women MSPs and a decrease in the number of disabled MSPs after the 2016 election.
In my chapter, ‘Multicultural Scotland’, I examine evidence concerning the demographic structure and history of Scotland, and the attitudes, identities and experiences of its people. How are these two bodies of evidence related to each other? And how might they inform, and be informed by elite policies and political discourse?
In the last two weeks the painstaking work activists and historians have done over decades to document Scotland’s historic connections with Atlantic slavery has exploded into public view. No longer can someone like Dundas be put literally on a pedestal, without recognition of his role in prolonging a great evil.