Updates and blogs

The world as we currently experience it, is beset with waves of crisis (Guilherme and Dietz, 2015: 1) all related to capitalist economics that have paved the way for stringent austerity and a growing sense of  ‘not knowing where the world is or could be going’.

The use of identity markers in sport has received considerable attention from scholars in a number of disciplines over a number of decades.

In the early 2010s, France repatriated a large number of Roma back to Romania, following a series of highly controversial reforms by Nicholas Sarkozy’s government (BBC, 2010).

After recently writing a blog on hegemonic whiteness in the higher education classroom, my CERES colleagues invited me to reflect further on ‘white backlash’, or ‘pushback’ particularly from those who would deem themselves pro-social justice.

Refugees like us

When I visited Angela Mesiti’s exhibition in Talbot Rice Gallery in December, 2021 for a potential collaboration, my immediate thoughts were how this exhibition could provide a platform to critically think about key questions on migration, and difference.

In majority white countries, the Black Lives Matter protests that unfolded after the murder of George Floyd were accompanied by the intensification of public debates on systemic racism and white allyship. Some media focused on Black-white couples, discussing the impact of these events on white partners’ understanding of anti-black racism in their Black partners’ lives.

Racism pervades every aspect of life in Scotland. In 1989, on our own doorstep in Cowgate, racist youths attacked Somalian student Axmed Abuukar Sheekh and his Somalian friend.

Patriotism is having a moment. From French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim that patriotism is ‘the exact opposite of nationalism’ to UK Labour Party leader Keir Starmer’s call for party members to be ‘proud of being patriotic’, centrist and progressive politicians are appealing to patriotism as a bulwark against the rise of right-wing nationalism.

If we want to create a more equal society, where everyone is valued, then we need to take action. Surely this is especially the case for teachers?

The murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020 sparked an outcry against police brutality and racial injustice in the United States. In the wake of the killing, support for the Black Lives Matter movement rose sharply among white Americans.

Cross-posted from the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs – Blog post by Jean Beaman Recent events in France have revealed how race remains such a loaded concept in French society. …

Every so often, we all have a reflective moment where we think about where we are and what are we doing. For me, it has been reflecting on my work in Education, in particular race equality, across almost four decades.