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Cross-posted from Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power – Blog post by Amit Singh You might reasonably wonder what Muay Thai or Kickboxing has got to do with race …

There is currently revived interest across disciplines and educational institutions to ‘decolonise the curriculum’ (Arshad, 2020). There are many layers to this, from diversifying reading lists to unpacking racist underpinnings of key concepts, from deconstructing representations of history to hiring more Black and Minority Ethnic staff.

Microaggressions are often shrugged off by perpetrators because of a supposed lack of intent. But intent and impact are very different indeed, says rashné limki.

We are pleased to share this RACE.ED round-up newsletter with you. In another challenging year of distances, interpersonally from our friends and families, societally from the racial justice we seek, RACE.ED has continued to forge a network of community, of care and of intellectual vitality.

Arab Americans have been categorised as White on official government forms for several decades, which grossly misrepresents this population. Advocacy groups unsuccessfully fought during both the Obama and Trump administrations to have the ethnicity category expanded in the 2020 Census.

Place-based education has been embraced by some rural communities as a method of connecting students to their local surroundings in order to strengthen both the education of the student and the cultural needs of the community.

Coloniality deserves special attention to contextualise Professor Hempton’s lecture on “Women’s Networks: Opportunities and Limitations”. First, the context that overlaps historical and political elements: the year 1888.

This post looks beyond legislation and parliamentary debates about gender equality at work to consider the stories of Black and Asian women’s workplace activism and their wider campaigning relating to workplace gender equality.

Following George Floyd’s horrific death and the scenes of his sensational courtroom trial which played out to public scrutiny across the world, my recently published Identities article, ‘The dying Black body in repeat mode: the Black ‘horrific’ on a loop’, addresses the notion of the recurrence of ‘Black death’ in repeat mode offline and its viral circulation online in the digital economy.

You keynoted the 5th annual Populism Specialist Group workshop which focused on the theme ‘Populism: New Perspectives’. What are your general impressions? Where is the field moving these days?

Issues of inequality and power permeate matters of climate change at all levels. From how it is being caused to how it should be addressed and who it affects the most. Consequently, events such as COP26 must engage with, and be inspired by, a fundamentally social justice driven agenda.

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.