The Olympics’ Doping Problem Can’t Be Blamed on Russia

by Amit Singh  The conversation around performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) has been a huge issue at Rio 2016, and became an even hotter topic after the International Paralympics Committee announced that they have banned (pending an appeal) the entire Russian team from this summer’s Paralympics; a result of allegations that Russia instituted a state-sponsored program… Read More

#YouAintNoChristianBruv on Cameron’s British Values

by Amit Singh  Talk of British values and what it constitutes to be British has dominated the calendar year, largely pressed forward by Home Secretary and potentially future Conservative Party leader Theresa May. David Cameron talked up “Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Democracy. The rule of law. Equal rights regardless of race, gender or sexuality” as… Read More

Dismantling the Meritocracy Myth

by Amit Singh  Last week on my Twitter an interesting debate on the so-called ‘meritocracy’ emerged between Media Diversified (@WritersOfColour) and Milo Yiannopolulos (@Nero). Yiannopolulos, Associate Editor at Breitbart, regarded the Media Diversified Experts Directory as a waste of time, belittling the idea and remarking that we should always focus on ‘merit’: To… Read More

Let’s Talk Diversity in Sports Journalism…

…There is none by Amit Singh The statistics on BAME participation in the media industry are shocking. As Lenny Henry commented, the situation has ‘deteriorated badly’  with the number of BAME people working within the UK television industry falling by 30.9% between 2006 and 2012. . Some news outlets such as Channel 4 are trying… Read More

Why is society’s idea of beauty so often either ‘white or light’?

by Amit Singh Since model Jourdan Dunn took to Instagram on the 2nd of January to announce that she will be gracing the cover of the February edition of British Vogue there has been much excitement from some quarters. The reason for this is because Dunn is the first solo black model to grace the… Read More

The (white) British History Project

by Amit Singh Education reform has been high on the agenda since the Conservative led coalition came to power in 2010. Polls conducted in April 2014 demonstrate how divisive proposed reform has been, and how there has been huge opposition to Michael Gove’s plans. The changes have seen a clear government agenda which steers the… Read More