GE2017: What’s in a manifesto? | White Men Dancing the Podcast

For this week’s White Men Dancing Podcast Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende get into the manifestos. We ask: – How did the Manchester tragedy impact the campaigns? – Why was there a u-turn on the Tory manifesto? – Should we move towards universal state benefits like school lunches, or means-tested ones? – Tinder or goat… Read More

GE2017: Why should young people vote? ft Marsha De Cordova | White Men Dancing the Podcast

For this week’s White Men Dancing Podcast Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende are talking voter registration and youth engagement. We tackle questions like: Is Grime4Corbyn just the new Blacks for Trump? Are the Tories now the party of the workers? Are the Lib Dems really progressives? Labour’s candidate for Battersea, Marsha De Cordova, joins us… Read More

GE2017: Thought experiments on what lies ahead | White Men Dancing the Podcast

Welcome to the first White Men Dancing Podcast! Each week between now and the election Maurice Mcleod and Kiri Kankhwende try and make sense of what on earth is going on. In this first episode we talk about how the campaign is going, we ask whether the result is a forgone conclusion, we lament Diane… Read More

Darcus Howe: His wordplay was swordplay

This weekend we lost journalist, activist and thinker Darcus Howe. In Darcus’ long career, he meant many different things to many different people. To pay homage to an undeniable trailblazer in the fight against racism and colonialism, here are seven different views on the man. Kiri Kankhwende It’s hard to sum up Howe’s immense contribution… Read More

An unwelcome home: to be a migrant in today’s Britain is a daily struggle

by Kiri Kankhwende  It almost sounds like the start of a joke: three migrants walked into a bar. One of us had received some bad news on the way to the #OneDayWithoutUs rally on Monday and we needed to stop and talk. My friend, a non-EU migrant, had just found out that his work visa… Read More

Generation Rent is even struggling to do that

by Kiri Kankhwende  Criticising millennials for being narcissistic and coddled is a cottage industry – the latest instalment of which comes by way motivational speaker Simon Sinek, who told the Independent the reason millennials make frustrating employees is because of a parenting culture that told them they were special: “They were dealt a bad hand.”… Read More

When will Theresa May Stop Shadow Boxing and Get Down to Business?

by Kiri Kankhwende  Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgement was the latest instalment in Britain’s inch towards Brexit, but if feels like the campaign is never-ending. Even as Leave campaign promises (£350 million for the NHS) and guarantees (staying in the single market) evaporate in thin air, Brexit needs an enemy to maintain momentum. And time and… Read More

We’ve Got the Diagnosis on Inequality; Where’s the Action Plan?

by Kiri Kankhwende  Every week seems to bring a new report that sets off alarm bells about inequality in the UK but it never seems to reach a level of critical mass that sparks action. This week, the interim findings of David Lammy MP’s review into race and the criminal justice system showed that ethnic… Read More

London’s Policies to Tackle Inequality Shouldn’t Be Colourblind

by Kiri Kankhwende  London is open for business, open to the world. It’s the London message, one that we’ve heard even more than usual since the referendum and which has been marshalled in defiance of mounting post-referendum racism. London’s pride in its multiculturalism at a time when the country seems to be folding inwards matters… Read More

Wanted: Scapegoats

by Kiri Kankhwende  Listening to the coverage of the Tory Party Conference in the last couple of days a real blind spot is emerging: who are we going to blame for everything when the foreigners are gone post-Brexit? Granted, not everyone will go, but this government is going to try to get rid of as… Read More