Race & Ethnicity

Intersectionality and Misogynoir: Interview With Student BLM Activist Bess Oates

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement started in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin whose murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of all charges, causing a surge of outrage. Since then, the movement has grown massively, with BLM protests and demonstrations happening all over the world. It is a movement with black women at the forefront and intersectionality at its core.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement started in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin whose murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of all charges, causing a surge of outrage. Since then, the movement has grown massively, with BLM protests and demonstrations happening all over the world. It is a movement with black women at the forefront and intersectionality at its core.

Natasha Culzac on Poverty, Prejudice and Gentrification

In the UK, if you’re an ethnic minority you are twice as likely to live in poverty than if you are white. If you’re black and degree educated, you’ll still earn 23% less than graduates who happen to have less melanin. These uncomfortable facts comes from a far-reaching study published recently by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and it details entrenched racial prejudices and inequality in modern day Britain.
In the UK, if you’re an ethnic minority you are twice as likely to live in poverty than if you are white. If you’re black and degree educated, you’ll still earn 23% less than graduates who happen to have less melanin. These uncomfortable facts comes from a far-reaching study published recently by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and it details entrenched racial prejudices and inequality in modern day Britain.

Nomsa Praise Mpofu: Experiencing University as a Seventh Day Adventist

Although I can say I have been a Christian since I was born it’s not technically true because no one can be born a Christian but rather a person chooses to become one. It was a serious life decision I made at the age of twelve to become a Seventh Day Adventist Christian. To date, it is the 'university experience' that has tested my faith and my commitment to my God and beliefs the most. However, even though being a Seventh Day Adventist at university has been a challenging journey it has been a very rewarding one.
Although I can say I have been a Christian since I was born it’s not technically true because no one can be born a Christian but rather a person chooses to become one. It was a serious life decision I made at the age of twelve to become a Seventh Day Adventist Christian. To date, it is the 'university experience' that has tested my faith and my commitment to my God and beliefs the most. However, even though being a Seventh Day Adventist at university has been a challenging journey it has been a very rewarding one.

Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'The Danger of a Single Story' is so Important

In this TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about how dangerous it is to buy into a single story of a person or nation. The Nigerian feminist writer talks about herself growing up in Nigeria with mostly Western literature available, which led to her realising only much later in life that she as an African woman could also appear in stories by reading the few African books available at that time.
In this TED Talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about how dangerous it is to buy into a single story of a person or nation. The Nigerian feminist writer talks about herself growing up in Nigeria with mostly Western literature available, which led to her realising only much later in life that she as an African woman could also appear in stories by reading the few African books available at that time.