Race

Giving Blood: Why More Black People Ought to Do It

A few months ago, I received a letter from the NHS informing me that I have the sickle cell trait. For those of you who are unfamiliar, sickle cell disease is a group of red blood cell disorders.  Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, which carries oxygen around the body, and people who suffer from sickle cell […]

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Race and Gender

#SurvivingAbuse: Three Reasons Black People Need to Stop Caping for Sexual Abusers

  TW/CN: This post discusses sexual abuse. 2018 was hailed as the ‘Year of the Woman’, and there was much celebration of women’s achievements across the world.  Notably 2018 saw the rise of women visibly speaking out about the injustices and evils they have and continue to face – particularly sexual abuse.  The #MeToo movement, […]

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Why Telling Black People They Are Aggressive IS Aggressive In Itself

  Pretty much every Black person I know – myself included – can tell you of a time when they have been branded ‘aggressive’ or ‘intimidating’ by a white person. Get angry at someone who has done something wrong to you? Aggressive. Walking around in a group with your friends? Intimidating. Challenging any form of […]

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To All the Friends Who Say ‘I Don’t See Race’

I guess you could consider this a public service announcement.  To all the people who say/have ever said things like, “I don’t see colour/race,” this is a message for you.  Unless you are genuinely, medically diagnosed as colour blind, you are a liar. You can see colour because it is clearly there on display for […]

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