Updates & blogs

In June 2020, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Scottish high school pupils began speaking out about their experiences with racism in schools.

Racism in football

On BBC Sport, Match of the Day pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer recently had a conversation about racism in football. Shearer, the white ex-England international striker asked his black ex-teammate Wright: “Do you believe a black guy gets treated differently to a white guy?”

My Identities article, ‘The capital, state and the production of differentiated social value in Nigeria’, problematises the Nigerian oil-dependent capitalist economy through the perspective of the Black radical tradition.

It seems a wonderful job: teaching small groups of children, supporting deaf children to succeed in school, having close contact with families of deaf babies from birth, making adjustments so that deaf children navigate the education system more independently.

By Lucien Staddon Foster For many in the UK, this week marks the beginning of university life; a week shaped by nerves, endless small-talk, and hundreds of enthusiastic society reps …

On 8th September 2021, a crowd gathered on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, USA, near the base of its iconic statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The atmosphere in the crowd was jubilant as workers positioned a crane, wrapped the statue in a harness, and finally--after an hour of preparation, a year of court cases, and 131 years of racial terror set in stone--pulled the statue down from its plinth. 

Over 20 million immigrants from Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean arrived in the United States as part of the post-1965 immigration wave. Certainly, this migration wave had important and lasting demographic impacts in the US.

As part of my final year at university, I completed research for my undergraduate dissertation, with a focus on the racial disparities within experience and attainment in higher education institutions.

Looking as white

In this critical moment of race relations in America, a sustainable black-white allyship in favour of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is already slipping away, as tracked by national polling data.

As part of my final year at university, I completed research for my undergraduate dissertation, with a focus on the racial disparities within experience and attainment in higher education institutions.

In this critical moment of race relations in America, a sustainable black-white allyship in favour of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is already slipping away, as tracked by national polling data.

I wanted to use this blog to remember a piece of history that some might know about but most will not. This relates to the racist murder of Axmed Abuukar Sheekh in 1989 and the campaign by Lothian Black Forum (LBF) to get the murder recognised as a racist murder.

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