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The Damage a White-Centric Education Has on Young People of Color

With it being Black History Month in the UK, it’s that time of year when schools pretend to care about black history for a week before returning to their ethnocentric education. It’s that ironic month where pupils sit in school assemblies where they watch videos about how a lack of representation in school subjects can affect pupils of color before going to their history lessons where they’ll learn about the Tudor period for the fifth time in their

Op-ed

The Problem With the Term ‘People of Color’

‘People of Color,’ or PoC, is a term that has become somewhat of a buzzword of late, appearing in many publications, from the Huffington Post to Politico. Racism nowadays is typically characterized in physical terms, as we forget that language contains micro-aggressions that we must be careful of. Though users of the title may utilize it to spread a positive message, the term ‘people of color’ itself is somewhat misleading. “People of Color’ suggests that

Race

White People — Stop Comparing Racism to Other Systems of Oppression

Content warning: sinophobic slurs, homophobic slurs, mentions of violence. Recently I came across a conversation online within the LGBTQIA+ community, in which I witnessed a white gay man compare homophobia to racism. He asserted that it was because gay people had gotten help from straight people that marriage equality had been granted in the U.S., then going on to state that it was because of white people that all laws that permitted racism had been

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Europe/UK

Grenfell Is The Final Straw for the Disenfranchised UK

The West has an ego about its ability to provide for its citizens. The UK is no exception. Despite this ego, London, as Charles Dickens wrote, tells a “tale of two cities” – meaning the divide between the rich and the poor forms almost two completely separate worlds and living experiences. In London, 21 %of people working are paid less than the London Living Wage, and 18% of all jobs in London are considered low-paid. In

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