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Race and Politics

#GE2019: Anti-Semitism and the Erasure of Minority Voices

The General Election is this week.  Despite the fact that there are plenty of candidates standing for other parties, the reality facing us is that the real competition is between Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party and the Conservatives, ‘led’ by Boris Johnson.  This has been, in my opinion, one of the nastiest election campaigns in recent […]

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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 Politics

National Windrush Day has passed. Where do we go from here?

  Saturday 22 June saw the arrival of the UK’s first official Windrush Day, a day commemorating the arrival of British citizens from the Caribbean on the Empire Windrush in 1948, and celebrating the immense contribution the Windrush generation has made to British society and economy for the last 70+ years.  Windrush Day also brought […]

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Race and Politics

The Windrush Scandal Isn’t Over: CALL TO ACTION

  Last year, the news of the Windrush scandal shot into mainstream political discourse and, rightfully, became a subject of national outrage.  Members of the Windrush generation – Caribbean people and their children who were invited here as British citizens to help rebuild Britain and fill labour shortages after World War II – suddenly found themselves […]

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