Beyond ‘PoC’ and ‘BAME’: the terminology we use to define ourselves – part 2

In January 2014 we asked 10 writers on their opinions for terms and classifications used to describe traditionally marginalised people in the West. These were collected in our article series ‘Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority’, Parts One and Two. Since then the debate has raged on both sides of the pond. The term ‘political blackness’… Read More

Solidarity Not Selfishness Should be the Left’s Pitch to Former Tory on Question Time

by Judith Wanga Last Thursday’s Question Time prompted much debate amongst the chattering classes, and not just because the insufferable Rod Liddle was on. Or because of the tête-à-tête between him and Simon Schama, in which the historian following a heated exchange about the refugee crisis told Liddle to “go back to your journalistic hackery… Read More

The Denial of Childhood to Children of Colour

by Judith Wanga In yesterday’s Independent online The Evening Standard’s restaurant critic and ex-Guardian soap opera reviewer, Grace Dent, gave us the gift of her deep understanding of wider society, this time opining that the teenagers in the news who have left the country, apparently to join ISIS in Syria, should not be allowed to… Read More

Part One: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority.

PART ONE Editors note: We asked 10 writers for their opinion on the classifications and terminology used to describe people. We stressed there was no right or wrong answer. Here are the results: There are a great deal of acronyms and labels used by society to address and refer to people who are not white.… Read More