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By Rabia Nasimi (@RabiaNasimi)
As coverage of post #Brexit suggests, many working class individuals voted #leave from the #EU as it was thought that #leaving would give the UK more freedom to limit #immigration. It is arguable that such individuals are perhaps more suggestible, or easily targeted, than others.
Brexit was sold as a victory for many and one should question whether […]
By Zosia Sztykowski, MSc student (@zosiaxyz)
I first lived in London ten years ago and, with a few diversions, have been trying to make my way back ever since. To me, London is a place where difference is par for the course. Its much-vaunted multiculturalism leads to a kind of oblique acceptance which I can actually perceive, and have struggled to find anywhere […]
by Sergen Bahceci
It seems that the debate on Cecil Rhodes’ legacy in particular and the legacy left by the British Empire in former colonies in general, has now come to an end; the University of Oxford has very recently declared that the statue will remain (The Guardian 2016). The fiery debate, initiated by Oxford students in the “Rhodes Must […]
by Ronda Daniel- @rondaemily_
This week, we saw black feminist icon Beyoncé release Lemonade, in which she wore “European features”, highlighting how the femininity of black women is persistently under scrutiny at the hands of white beauty standards. This visual album also featured cameos from feminist and anti-racist icons such as Amandla Stenberg and Zendaya Coleman, and tributes to black […]