Integration, Integration, Integration

By Jet Mates

Last week, when Dame Louise Casey’s long-awaited review into opportunity and integration was published, it struck a chord.  I’m currently volunteering for the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association, a charity set up by refugee Dr. Nooralhaq Nasimi 16 years ago.  The organisation’s motto is ‘to promote British values among the refugee community’, and in the work […]

January 2nd, 2017|Ethnicity, Race|0 Comments|

On Rabia Nasimi: how refugees from Afghanistan can find a place in British society

By Chloe Blades, a social activist aiming to uncover the reality of refugees in Britain

Source: Author’s own photo
The politics within Afghanistan is turbulent to say the least with conflict spanning centuries, mostly due to its unfortunate positioning as a pawn on the chessboard controlled by the world’s political super powers. With foreign influences entering in and out of Afghanistan from the […]

“Being Black”: what is it cool for?

By Dr Poonam Madar, University of Surrey


Dr Poonam Madar lectures in Sociology and Criminology, based in London. Her research interests include race, gender, and popular culture. She blogs at: and she tweets as @PoonamMadar To find out more, visit Poonam’s Facebook page at:

Not so long ago I began temping in an office in Central London. In the first few days, […]

Interview: Discussing PREVENT with Dr Kay Inckle (2 of 2)

Part II of interview with Kay Inckle by Ronda Daniel

This discussion surrounded both the current political climate, as well as the current state of sociology, in the discussion of Prevent, ‘The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act’, implemented in 2015.

Kay: I remember when the Prevent legislation was first being developed that I received an e-mail by accident, and which was later recalled, about staff […]